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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2022.

Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 348-SOU-I-1015A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
OPMH Berrywood Ward
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

The Older People’s Mental Health Inpatient Services based at the Western Community Hospital has 2 wards, Berrywood is our functional ward and Beaulieu is our organic ward.

We currently have vacancies on both our wards.

This is an exciting time for you to have input into how the role of a band 6 nurse can be pivotal in delivering high quality care to patients and carers. We care for patients from within the Southampton and Hampshire area, and you can expect a busy, rewarding role, with clear clinical leadership responsibilities. You will need to demonstrate a real commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to patients and their families whilst they remain in hospital.

To be a successful member of our team you will need to be a Registered Health Care Professional with post registration experience, and have a genuine interest of working with older people. You will work closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, AHPs, doctors and clinical psychology to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and their carers.

We are keen to support the development of our staff in a variety of ways, this will include competency based training, skill development and academic qualifications. We will support with robust supervision and reflective practice groups. We are keen to help you prepare for the next step in your career.

We understand how important work life balance is and know happy staff makes for outstanding care. We are keen to help you achieve this.

The Western Community Hospital is based just outside the centre of Southampton with free parking available.

Applications are welcome from Registered Mental Health Practitioners but also from, RGN, and AHP’s providing that they have the necessary experience and/or desire to work in this challenging and rewarding environment.

If you would like any further information please contact Sue Clifton -02380 540724

We look forward to hearing from you.


Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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