Charge Nurse – Gen Psych

Nightingale Hospital is the only private mental health hospital in Central London, with over 30 years’ experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatient, day patient and inpatient settings. Their dedicated team of specialists are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and addictions. Conveniently located, they are a two-minute walk from Marylebone main line and Underground stations, and within a ten-minute walk of Baker Street and Edgware Road Underground stations.

Nightingale Hospital are owned by international medical group, Orpea delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care, high quality care home and rehabilitation services across the globe.

The main purpose of the job

To provide support to the day-to-day operational management of and clinical leadership to the General Psych Unit, ensuring the delivery of high quality nursing, effective customer care and efficient use of resources as necessary.

Main Duties include:

Operational Management Support
– Support the Ward Manager in providing operational leadership to the nursing team and ensuring the efficient use of the staff resource to support service delivery, mindful of the budgetary constraints and activity levels
– To aid with the management of complaints from patients, visitors or staff

Responsibilities – Clinical
– To in the management of and adherence to the key worker system; ensuring all patients are assigned a key worker and act as a key worker as necessary
– To give advice and provide supervision to members of the nursing team in relation to the planning, implementation and evaluation of care in relation to the patients within their care
– To demonstrate effective skills and knowledge of therapeutic interventions and sound, evidence based clinical practice
– To provide leadership to the nursing team

Responsibilities – Management
– To ensure all staff receive clinical and managerial supervision
– Allocate staff according to patient need
– Be aware of any significant changes in the ward environment or patient’s condition
– Ensure that care plans follow the consistent model of the hospital
– Supervise effective staff rotas to ensure staffing levels are adequate and that staff are appropriately skilled to carry out the duties required of them
– Conduct investigations into complaints and/or incidents on behalf of the responsible senior manager
– Ensure staff attendance at training as appropriate

Main benefits

  • 25 days’ holiday increasing up to 30 days for long service plus bank holidays
  • Generous Company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Generous Company sick pay
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal will be paid for by the Nightingale Hospital (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Paid for DBS
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working

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  • Marylebone, London

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