Charge Nurse

Location
High Wycombe
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Aug 2018
Closes
07 Sep 2018
Ref
PRI21811-830
Contact
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Function
Charge Nurse
Job Type
Permanent
Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve? We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.  

Priory High Wycombe Hospital will be opening as a newly refurbished 12 bed independent hospital, providing specialist inpatient treatment for Children and Adolescent with Mental Health and  Learning Disability in Spring 2018. Conveniently, located close to M40 J4, the new service will specialise in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. The hospital will provide a specialist Low Secure environment for young people aged 13-18 years and will consist of a 7 day, 24 hour service fully supported by a Senior Management Team and multi-disciplinary specialist clinicians on site and a school.

As a Charge Nurse at High Wycombe you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals making an effective contribution to providing high quality care to our patients.

You will be supported to work within an identified career development pathway and will be supported with Peer Review, Clinical Supervision, mentorship and Appraisal.

Our Charge Nurse role involves:
  •  Being a clear leader for the Nursing team and managing shifts
  •  Providing high quality care in acute wards, low and medium secure wards, with  patients suffering from personality disorders and enduring mental illness; and  acute episodes of illness
  •  Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise patient engagement
  •  Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights  of others and promoting ethical practice
  •  Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the  individual, and monitoring patient progress
  •  Mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team
  •  Promoting professional development within the team

To be successful in this role you will need to be committed to Personal Learning and Development, Evidence and Values Based Practice and Patient Centred Care. You will need to have excellent team working skills and be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach.

Qualifications:

- RMN / RNLD

Experience:
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • A recognised mentoring certificate
  • The ability to assess and teach junior staff
  • A proven ability to co-ordinate care, prioritise tasks and manage Health & Safety issues
  • The drive to learn and develop
  • A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice
Some of the benefits we offer Qualified Nurses are:
  • Free car parking and Free meals whilst on duty
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Extra Service Annual leave awards
  • Career development - progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free meals/refreshments when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Sign on bonus
    • £1000 on joining
    • £1000 after 6m probation
    • £1000 after 1 year service
    • £1000 after 2 years' service
    • £1000 after 3 years' service
    • Total = £5000 over 3 years
  • £1,500 e-voucher code for The Priory Benefits portal to be redeemed on various items including discounted shopping, red letter days, gym membership etc
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs), paid as a lump sum
    • Moving less than 100 miles up to £2,000
    • If more than 100 miles up to £4,000
  • To be repaid if individual does not complete probation & leaves
  • Payment into the pension scheme
  • CPD top up
  • Donation to a charity of their choice
About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring a

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