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Charge Nurse (RMN)

Job Reference: J250-SUTTONS-30377

Priory Group
Priory Healthcare
Romford, Essex
£31,000 per annum

Suttons Manor is a specialist low secure forensic service for men who are over the age of 50.

Care is provided over two wards, both of which are 13 bedded male units and offer an age appropriate environment for those who also have a mental health/personality disorder and/or dementia, in need of physical health care needs.


The hospital is set in its own attractive grounds of over 9 acres near the town of Romford in Essex. Convenient access is provided by the M25, and the nearby underground station at Theydon Bois, which is on the Central Line, or the railway station at Romford.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Charge Nurse to work within our established nursing team on one of our 13 bedded male low secure forensic wards.  The post holder must be an experienced RMN with at least 2 years post registration.


The successful applicant will be patient centred and have the clinical ability to provide a high quality evidence based service, and the management skills to support the Ward Manager and the multi-disciplinary team.


You will need to be a confident and effective leader who is motivated, dynamic and have a good working knowledge in mental health.


The Charge Nurse role involves:

•           To take an active role in management of the ward under the supervision of the Ward Manager, and to take charge in her absence. Participate fully with the clinical team and undertake direct patient care.

•           Contribute to the development of others within the team through supervision, mentoring (including student nurses) and positive role modelling.

•           Support the Ward Manager in resource management for the ward.

•           Promote and maintain a professional working environment, ensuring a high standard of care at all times, assisting with evaluation through clinical governance and audit.

•           Ensure effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written.

•           Ensure all CPA and risk assessment and HONOS is an integral part of the patients care and that it is monitored and updated on a regular basis.

•           In liaison with the Ward Manager, identify training needs for staff.

•           Delegated responsibility for the care, security and maintenance of equipment, drugs and other consumables on the ward/department.

•           Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient records, data and information.

•           Contribute to pre-admission assessment of referred patients.

•           Support the Ward Manager in maintaining health, safety, and security

•           Supporting the nursing team and contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress.

•           Adhere at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct respecting rights of others and promoting ethical practice.

•           To adhere to the CQC standards, CQIUN’s, QNFMHS, MHA, MCA


To be successful as a Charge Nurse, you will need:

•           An RMN qualification

•           Experience in a supervisory role

•           The ability to assess and teach junior staff

•           A proven ability to co-ordinate care, prioritise tasks and manage Health & Safety issues

•           The drive to learn and develop

•           A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice

•           A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach

•           Mentorship Qualification (preferred)

•           The ability to lead and motivate others. Must be flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and have the ability to supervise clinical teams.

•           A genuine interest in quality service delivery and development

•           The ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

•           Numeracy and evidence of analytical ability

•           Experience in completing audits

•           Applicants must be willing to take on internal training roles, with the ability to deliver training programmes and demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and development.


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Life Assurance

•           Care first – An employee wellbeing programme which includes a user friendly phone app and telephone counselling service

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Career development – progress across gradings is via a distinct career path

•           Free meals/refreshments when on duty

•           Beautiful and historic grounds in a  rural location

•           Free car parking on site

•           Flexible Benefits Package

•           Diverse and welcoming staff group

•           Supportive management team

•           Reflective Practice

•           Low agency usage

•           Practice based on PBS

•           Great location, close to M25

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