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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/07/2020.

Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 367-WEST-3844

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Albany Lodge, St Albans
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust currently provides mental health and learning disability services in Hertfordshire and Norfolk. We are seeking to recruit a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) that is highly-motivated with an excellent work ethos to join our friendly team. We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic, genuine and honest individual to join our dynamic nursing team under the role of Charge Nurse.

The successful candidate will work at Albany Lodge, St Albans. Albany Ward is a 24 bedded in-patient unit caring for service users of adult working age (18-65 years old) – who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and need to be nursed in a 24/7 staffed care environment. Albany lodge admits and cares for service users who are informally admitted and also those detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) – amended 2007.

Previous experience in an acute health care setting would be an advantage and good computer skills are essential. The ideal applicant will have experience working in a mental health acute inpatient ward – facilitating and meeting the various individual needs of service users whilst providing direction and supervision to junior colleagues in the nursing team. The Charge Nurse will act as an extension of the team leader and will maintain overall responsibility and accountability for the ward when the team leader is unavailable. The Charge Nurse will lead, influence decision making and enhance the service user’s experience of the service in clinical practice.

This is the perfect opportunity for those who are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference to our patients’ health care. The service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you will be required to undergo a Disclosure and barring check. The service believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of 1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ian Chimanikire on 01727 834330 or email

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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