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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2021.

Ward Sister / Charge Nurse (Band 6) plus RRP £2,600

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-012

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
NLCG OP Laurel Ward
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Ward Sister / Charge Nurse – BAND 6

£31,365 to £37,890 pa plus RRP to be paid every 6 months

Older Adult Mental Health Services are looking to recruit a full time (37.5 hrs per week) Ward Sister / Charge Nurse.

An exciting opportunity to be a part of the Leadership Team on Laurel Ward has arisen. We are looking for a full time (37.5hrs) Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to work on our older adult acute inpatient mental health ward.

Laurel Ward caters for people who suffer from functional and organic mental illnesses. We have a full multidisciplinary team that work cohesively to ensure every admission is purposeful and that patients receive the highest standards of care.

The ethos at Great Oaks is one of development and as part of the team you will be offered regular supervision and annual Personal Development Reviews (PDR) as well as opportunities to develop yourself. The ward is forward-thinking, and staff are valued by the Trust Leadership team. As a potential candidate you must demonstrate the following:

  • Have an RMN/RMNH qualification
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care
  • Be fully competent in the delivery of supervisions and PDR’s for junior staff
  • Have strong managerial, motivational, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Preferably have inpatient experience at Band 5
  • Have a good understanding of Clinical Governance

The main roles of the post will be to take charge of the ward on a regular basis, ensuring high standards of patient care are being delivered and that policies and procedures are being adhered to. You will also be expected to act up in the absence of the Ward Manager. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will provide a positive clinical lead for junior staff. A mature manner and the exercise of confidentiality and discretion is also important.

You will be required to work mainly an early and late shift pattern; however there may be the occasional 9am-5pm administration shift and days where you will be co-ordinating and leading multidisciplinary team (MDT) review. Additionally, there may be an occasional requirement to participate in night shifts on a rota basis (as or if required).

Laurel Ward has achieved the Quality Network for Older Adults Mental Health Services accreditation (formally known as AIMS), which is backed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and demonstrates the high standards of care that can be expected on the ward.

Based: Laurel Ward, Great Oaks, Ashby, Scunthorpe

For more information about the post, please contact: Rachel Morrison (Ward Manager) on 01724 382054 or email:

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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