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Charge Nurse for Suffolk West Adult Inpatient (3K Welcome Bonus)

Job overview

Are you someone who is passionate about delivering compassionate & individualised care, driving quality improvement and able to provide clinical leadership within an inpatient mental health setting?

We’re looking for aspiring leaders and clinically credible nurses to join our dedicated team on Northgate Ward, based at Wedgwood House (West Suffolk Hospital) as Charge Nurse.

This role will be a great opportunity for you to demonstrate leadership amongst a small group of individuals. As charge nurse, you will be expected to take responsibility for supporting your care team, working within governance processes to support the implementation of individualised and responsive care.

Northgate Ward is an adult inpatient ward that accommodates both men and women over the age of 18. We provide treatment and care for people with acute mental illnesses such as; depression, anxiety and personality disorder.

Wedgwood House is a welcoming, purpose-built mental health unit comprising of 2 acute mental health inpatient wards, an older person’s inpatient ward, as well as crisis, home treatment and psychiatric liaison services.

Working within our team, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills as well as maintaining clinical responsibilities. Come and join us as we strive for excellence!

Main duties of the job

As part of our ongoing strive for excellence we are developing a 'care team' approach patient centred care. We’re looking for a hands on, flexible charge nurse who will confidently make decisions and support their small care team.

We will look to support you to develop your skills in a variety of ways; whether that is through our existing band 6 development programme, leadership courses, mentorship as well as formal recognised qualifications too.

 If you have the drive to provide excellent care, can demonstrate high quality clinical skills and are willing to go the extra mile to help make a difference to people’s lives then we would love to hear from you.

Working for your 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

We welcome informal discussions and would love you to get in touch to talk about the opportunities available and come and visit to see what we are all about.

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!

Interviews are to be confirmed - 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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**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles).  This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months).  The premium is taxable.  Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some of the payment.Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. and not applicable to newly qualified nurses**

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jessica Wright- Ward Manager / 01284 719820

Charge Nurse for Suffolk West Adult Inpatient (3K Welcome Bonus)

Bury St Edmunds
£35,392 - £42,618

Published on 25 Sep 2023

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