Charge Nurse - Acute Adult
Ellingham Hospital is an independent hospital near Norwich, which provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for young people aged between 12 and 18 years, who present with a wide range of complex psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We also recently opened a 10 bedded acute mental health ward for adults.
There is an ofsted registered school on site supporting the young people with their educational needs. The hospital has been rated "Good" by the CQC following their inspection in January 2017.
The post holder will be expected provide clear nursing leadership on a daily basis and support the ward manager in his or her role. Being able to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the development of others within the nursing team through supervision, mentoring and positive role model.
Applications are invited from highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced registered nurses wishing to contribute to a rapidly developing service to complement a growing multi-disciplinary team.Key duties:
- Providing clear leadership for the Nursing Team on a daily basis.
- Participate in the overall management of resources on site on a daily basis by the review of the hospital rota to ensure effective and appropriate deployment of staff.
- Support the Ward Manager in resource management for the unit.
- Work collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
- Contribute to pre-admission assessment of referred patients.
- Support the Ward Manager in maintaining health, safety, and security within legislative requirements and in adherence to policy and local protocols.
- Attend to Named Nurse responsibilities.
- Supporting the nursing team and contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress.
- Contribute to the development of others within the team through supervision, mentoring and positive role modelling.
- Mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team.
- Adhere at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct respecting rights of others and promoting ethical practice.
- To adhere to the CQC standards, CQIUN's, QNIC, MHA, MCA.
- To support the Ward Manager in the completion of local audits, the attendance to action identified and feedback of completed actions.
- To maintain high standards of care and treatment at all times working within the pivotal role between the unit, the MDT, external professionals the families and carers of the young people in the service.
- To be successful as a Charge Nurse, you'll need:
- An RMN or RNLD qualification
- Experience in a supervisory role
- Completion of or working towards 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
- A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
- Private Medical Insurance Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Free meals while on duty
- Care first - Employee Assistance Services
- Continuous learning and development
- CPD top up
- Donation to a charity of their choice
- Childcare vouchers
- Career development
- Personal health insurance
- An employee assistance programme
- Voluntary Benefit
For further information please contact Cressida Daglish (Clinical Services Manager) via email at CressidaDaglish@priorygroup.com or visit our website