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Charge Nurse

Reference

PRI31065

Location

Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£32,000 - £34,000 depending on experience

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

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.

About us

Set back within 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the tranquil environment of the Priory Hospital Southampton offers therapeutic and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services.

Priory Hospital Southampton is a smoke-free hospital that provides 40 beds across 3 wards. The services provided at the hospital include a young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.

We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists

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 acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!

The friendly team at Priory Hospital Southampton has received an OUTSTANDING CQC rating in the Caring inspection area and is rated GOOD overall.

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

The Priory wants you to become part of something special. We are at the forefront of our field and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and the only way to do that is by investing in our extraordinary colleagues who work for us. We are looking for people to join our team who are rewarded by seeing their patients turn a corner after a demanding journey to recovery. We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

https://www.priorycareerpathways.com/

Job Advert Role Description

The successful applicant will be patient centred and have the clinical ability to provide a high quality evidence based service, and the management skills to support the Ward Manager and the multi-disciplinary team.

You will need to be a confident and effective leader who is motivated, dynamic and have a good working knowledge in mental health.

A Charge Nurse will need to take an active role in management of the ward/unit and take charge in the absence of the ward manager. they will also need to participate fully with the clinical team and undertake direct patient care.

The post holder must be an experienced RMN with at least 2 years post registration.

The Charge Nurse role involves:

•           To take an active role in management of the ward under the supervision of the Ward Manager, and to take charge in her absence. Participate fully with the clinical team and undertake direct patient care.

•           Contribute to the development of others within the team through supervision, mentoring (including student nurses) and positive role modelling.

•           Support the Ward Manager in resource management for the ward.

•           Promote and maintain a professional working environment, ensuring a high standard of care at all times, assisting with evaluation through clinical governance and audit.

•           Ensure effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written.

•           Ensure all CPA and risk assessment and HONOS is an integral part of the patients care and that it is monitored and updated on a regular basis.

•           In liaison with the Ward Manager, identify training needs for staff.

•           Delegated responsibility for the care, security and maintenance of equipment, drugs and other consumables on the ward/department.

•           Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient records, data and information.

•           Contribute to pre-admission assessment of referred patients.

•           Support the Ward Manager in maintaining health, safety, and security

•           Supporting the nursing team and contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress.

•           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, QNFMHS, MHA, MCA

To be successful as a Charge Nurse, you will need:

•           An RMN qualification

•           Experience in a supervisory role

•           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

•           Mentorship Qualification (preferred)

•           The ability to lead and motivate others. Must be flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and have the ability to supervise clinical teams.

•           A genuine interest in quality service delivery and development

•           The ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

•           Numeracy and evidence of analytical ability

•           Experience in completing audits

•           Applicants must be willing to take on internal training roles, with the ability to deliver training programmes and demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and development.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Further information can be obtained from www.dbs.gov.uk. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For more information please contact Nusrah Searles, HR Administrator  on 023 8084 0044.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

30/11/2019