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Charge Nurse - PICU (*with £3000 welcome bonus/relocation package)

Are you an experience nurse ready to take on leadership responsibilities & motivated by the prospect of shaping a brand new team?

We have renovated our PICU, Rollesby and need dedicated, driven Charge Nurses to help lead and support our new team.

You will become part of a superb team creating a new intensive care service who will be specialising in care for people requiring intensive nursing interventions, within an environment which is low in stimulus but high in engagement

Whatever the challenges, we believe in opportunities and there is always an opportunity for kind, compassionate, considered clinicians here. We have strengthened our nurse leadership, have clear and exciting nursing pathways with training and development to support your aspirations.

Within this everyday leadership role, your responsibilities will allow you to plan & coordinate the day, to ensure safety and to build a team spirit. Providing good care and governance is a fundamental part of what we do and, in this role, you will maintain the standards by supporting and nurturing the team.

What can you expect from us? You will have a structured induction and ongoing support from managers and senior clinicians. We understand everyone has different commitments outside of work, so can offer flexibility around working hours and patterns. If you want to progress clinically, in management or both – you will have access to programmes and pathways to support your career progression

Main duties of the job

We need your skills to help service users and staff to understand the complexities of distress and how we support people through difficult times and indeed their families. You will need to guide staff in planning care, monitoring risk and developing safe systems of working.

As a team we are working to create a culture of psychological safety which requires honesty, openness and authenticity. Our practice is guided by compassion, kindness and patience; and you will have a critical role in supporting this.

Particularly important to us is the respect for diversity, sexual safety and environmental safety, for which your contribution will be greatly valued by the MDT and service users. By adopting a QI methodology, you and the team will bring new and innovative ideas to this very special area of care.

Everyday Leadership also requires you to support a trauma informed approach to care planning. This offers a great opportunity to guide and teach the team and students to understand the importance of recognising the person in your care and managing the distress of that individual in a humanistic and least restrictive way.

This is an incredible opportunity for personal development and to influence a fresh approach to intensive psychiatric care. It is a really exciting time to join us, as we re-open our renovated ward – if you’re looking for a new role in a specialist area, we would love to hear from you!

Working for our organisation

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you’ll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We’re an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Our clinical practice is guided by compassion, kindness and patience; principles that underpin our approach to this specialised intensive care. Relationships are so important to build trust and collaboration, but it is also important to understand boundaries and how we manage these, therefore relational security training will form an important part of your induction. This experience will give you the chance to build confidence, resilience and enhance your skills within this specialised area of care.

At NSFT we believe in people, we believe in supporting, valuing, and working together, alongside each other. We have strengthened our nurse leadership, have clear nursing pathways with training and development to support aspirations alongside a range of pathways to choose. We will give you a solid structured induction and on-going support from managers and senior clinicians. There will be a plan for professional development and specialised training for this type of Intensive care nursing which will be supported through regular meaningful supervision and appraisals.

If you’d like to talk about the fantastic opportunities we have on Rollesby Ward, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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(*£3000 welcome bonus and relocation package is subject to terms and conditions)


Charge Nurse - PICU (*with £3000 welcome bonus/relocation package)

Norwich, Norfolk
AfC Band 6 £33,706 - £40,588 gross per annum / pro rata

Published on 30 Sep 2022

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