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Charge Nurse

KD-38
  • £41475 to £44648 Per: annum
  • Llanarth, Wales,
  • Permanent
Meridian Business Support are delighted to be working with one of the UK's leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to recruit for a Charge Nurse.

The location is a 95 bedded forensic hospital providing a secure environment consisting of medium, low and open rehabilitation settings for men and women with mental illness and or personality disorder.

The charge nurse role will be to support the ward manager in managing a secure ward with patient's under the mental health act who have a diagnosis of mental health, personality disorder and or learning disability needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have clinical and leadership experience that provides the expertise and confidence required to support the wider nursing team
  • Be able to respond flexibly to change and the developing needs of the service
  • Be responsible for deputising in the absence of the ward manager if necessary and therefore must demonstrate a willingness to develop and expand on their existing roles and responsibilities
  • Be role models for their peers and demonstrate core priory values at all times therefore the expectations of this will need to be clearly set out
  • It is also desirable to have experience in a forensic setting though a keen desire to work in this challenging field is necessary
  • The role will require being a clinical lead and an understanding and knowledge of patient's needs is essential
  • You will need to demonstrate the ability to assess and teach junior staff and have good leadership skills. The ability to have a flexible, positive, team orientated approach is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities
  • Registered nurse with active NMC PIN with 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
  • Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practise
  • Excellent verbal , interpersonal and written communication skills
Benefits:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free meals on duty
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Welcome bonus
  • Fully funded DBS
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)
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. Cost of a DBS check will be covered by the employer.

For more information, please contact Kevin in the office on 02380 002315 or kevin.davis@meridianbs.co.uk 

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