Band 6 Charge Nurse - Silver Birch Ward- Callington Road Hospital

Job Description

Job overview


To provide clear clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Mental Health Assistants working on the ward. Ensure the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies.

To supervise Band 5 staff and below in developing, implementing and assessing individual programmes of care. An integral part of the role is to undertake appraisals, clinical supervision and teaching. Responsible for specific “management duties” within the ward, which are commensurate with their grade, you will be expected to provide general management in the absence of the Ward Manager.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger


Main duties of the job


You will need to be a clinician with a passion for working to get the best out of other staff and leading a team. You will be confident and good at taking the initiative. You will provide reassurance to your team members and be able to provide advice or know where to find it.

You will be someone willing to take on management responsibilities, including deputising for the ward manager at times. This will involve being diplomatic, consistent, professional, responsible and supportive 

Deputising for the ward manager at times, staff management including sickness management, supervision and appraisal, supporting preceptorship nurses.

You will be responsible for coordinating shifts, conducting medication rounds and facilitating ward rounds. You will also have a keen interest in supporting junior staff, and providing supervision.

All staff are expected to have undertaken training in PMVA (Physical Management of Violence and Aggression), or willing to undertake the training on appointment.