Band 6 Charge Nurse

Charge Nurse (Band 6)

Salary grade £35,110 – £46,308 (dependent on experience) Incremental reviews take place on an annual basis

Hours of work 37.5 hours per week

Contract type Permanent

Department/ward Behavioural Service

Responsible to Ward Manager


  • 262.5 hours annual leave per year
  • Free Parking
  • Situated outside the ULEZ and Congestion Zones
  • On-site accommodation provided at extremely reasonable rates
  • Blue Light Card and Discounts
  • On-site cafeteria

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK, not to mention one of the most respected. Today, we continue to enhance dignity, independence, and quality of life for every one of the patients and residents who rely on our rehabilitation and care. We are respected as an authority on Neuro-disability care, we provide training in neuro-care and research advances into the science of care for individuals with neuro-disabilities. Providing short and long-term specialist services for adults with profound or complex neurological injuries, the RHN is passionate about finding ability in disability.

We are seeking Charge Nurses who can support Ward Managers to help build a confident, high quality and caring team who are experts in their field.

You will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing and health care assistant staff whilst working alongside other multi-disciplinary colleagues. Your key responsibility is to deliver a high standard of professional clinical care to patients and residents of the hospital. You will provide support for and deputise in the absence of the Ward Manager.

The Neuro-behavioural service is a specialist inpatient ward for adults with challenging behaviour resulting from a brain injury.

Main objectives of the role

  • Demonstrate an awareness of RHN’s objectives and contribute to achieving them appropriately
  • Strive to improve and offer excellent standards of safe, clinical care
  • To actively contribute to creating a culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and is delivered on all occasions to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate CQC regulations and professional standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code
  • To deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital
  • To assess patients care needs and to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Participate in managing nurses and nursing services
  • To provide support to the Ward Sister and Matron for the service

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Relevant Nursing degree
  • NMC Registered
  • Significant post registration experience with relevant speciality – minimum 12 months post-qualification experience
  • Evidence of high level of nursing evidence based practice to support patient care delivery
  • Experience in teaching, assessing and supervising others including Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants
  • Understanding of clinical audit, CQC, and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE)

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN.

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