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Band 6 Charge Nurse - Bristol

Job Reference: 342-SS046-0319

Employer:
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Eating Disorders
Location:
Bristol
Salary:
From £30,401 per annum

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic RMN/LD to join the STEPS Eating Disorders Inpatient Team as a Band 6 Charge Nurse on our 10 bedded standalone unit at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

You should have substantial experience working as a Band 5 RMN/LD and have some experience in working with the eating disorders client group. It is desirable that you are enthusiastic and motivated to work with eating disorders. You should be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills in a clinical area, providing support clear clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Mental Health Assistants working on the ward. You will need to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies.

You will have an opportunity to take responsibility for specific “management duties” within the ward, and you will be expected to provide general management in the absence of the Ward Manager.

Support will be given by the ward manager and we have brilliant supervision structures in place. Through this support there is the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in eating disorders, and in your role as a Charge nurse.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Stott, Ward Manager on 0117 414 6642




Closing Date

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid.

Notification/Communication

All applicants who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your account and emails regularly. If you do not have a TRAC account, one will be created for you. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Applications

In order to ensure an efficient recruitment process we only accept applications submitted via this website. Unless specifically indicated 'Offline' paper application forms or CVs will not be accepted. All applications will be downloaded from NHS Jobs to our recruitment system TRAC. All correspondence will be sent via TRAC.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.


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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