Band 6 Charge Nurse – Neuro-Behavioural


Salary: £33,412 – £44,068 pa
Permanent, full-time hours (37.5 hours per week)

The role

We are looking for a strong and dynamic Band 6 nurse for Wellesley Ward, our thirteen-bed neuro-behavioural service for adults with an acquired brain injury.

The ideal candidate will;

  • have experience working with people with either intellectual disorders, mental health issues and/or Acquired Brain Injury
  • be able to lead a nursing team to support and care for up to 13 patients who can present with complex physical and cognitive impairments, coupled with varying degrees of challenging behaviour
  • ideally have knowledge of the use relational security in the prevention of physical aggression and minimising physical interventions
  • have a good knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act
  • act as the person who leads in safeguarding our patients’ safety and dignity, whilst providing an increasingly better quality of life

This opportunity would be ideal for a nurse who has a passion to work across the boundaries of general, learning disability and mental health nursing. They will also have experience in working with and coordinating a multi-disciplinary team.

The person

As part of the hospital’s Leadership Team, some key responsibilities will include assisting in the maintenance of financial management of the ward.
You will ensure the 24 hour nursing service is covered by  an appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi-disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision.

We are looking for a nurse leader who can support the Ward Manager to continue building a confident, highly skilled and caring team who are experts in their field.

Successful applicants will have:

  • RGN/RMN registration
  • Proven interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to handle complex communications
  • Demonstrable experience of leadership, management and multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of managing complex workloads and competing priorities
  • Evidence of continuing professional development – particularly with leadership skills
  • Proven experience in successfully managing a ward
  • Clinical knowledge and experience of working within brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Ability to negotiate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrable clinical skills and good practice skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation and report writing.
  • Good understanding of relevant compliance standards, codes of practice, and statutory and professional regulations

The ward

Wellesley ward is an environment tailored to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of our patients, whilst maintaining their dignity and safety.

With a highly motivated Multi-disciplinary team, the ward provides excellent care and rehabilitation making a significant and lasting difference to the lives of our patients, residents and their families.

Social inclusion is a central a goal for our patients, so to achieve this we use a positive behavioural support approach tailored to each patient’s needs. A consultant led Psychology department supports the multi-disciplinary team to treat and support the patients – the ultimate goal is a gradual move to restrictive settings or the community.

Though our staff are trained to provide physical interventions, we aim to minimise its use through non-tactile approaches of engagement and de-escalation.

Please read the full job description.

Read about our benefits here.

For any queries or questions about this role please contact Matron, Andrea Reed on areed@rhn.org.uk

Closing date – Sunday 28 April 2019