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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division



£38,475 - £41,648 DOE


37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bed high dependency recovery and rehabilitation hospital, located in Meanwood, Leeds.   We provide active and positive engagement for males aged 18 years and over, who experience a range of mental health disorders.

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

As a Charge Nurse, you will be providing nursing expertise and experience within the ward. You will be responsible for the direct provision of high quality nursing care, ensuring that service users receive safe and timely support when they need it most. You will act as a role model for the wider nursing team and exemplify best practise at all times. 

The primary duties include:

  • As a senior nurse, provide specialist clinical knowledge, expertise and support to the nursing team and wider MDT. 
  • Have oversight of the clinical and care needs of all service users, supporting the primary nurses in working with patients, their families, community teams and other stakeholders in meeting the individual needs of each person. 
  • Ensure that proactive clinical risk assessment and management are at the centre of planning care and interventions with service users and colleagues. 
  • Constructively reviewing and challenging nursing practise in the service, leading by example and providing expert knowledge to the nursing and wider MDT on a speciality or individual patient basis
  • Provide education and development of Registered Nurses and HCA's and ensuring that the baseline needs of everyone to practise safely and effectively are met
  • Oversee and support the meaningful application of the Care Certificate to all HCA's
  • Contribute to the experience of all nursing learners and act as the education link for their service 
  • Contribute to the clinical elements of all nurse induction, preceptorship and related professional activities
  • Provide clinical supervision and reflective practise sessions with Registered Nurses and HCA's on an individual or group basis
  • Undertake competency assessments and supportive practise with Registered Nurses and HCA's. Contribute to the development of the clinical model
  • Work alongside nursing colleagues in conducting nursing assessment, care planning, evaluation and review of nursing care; in doing so, this includes the physical, psychological and environmental needs of patients
  • Be proactive in ensuring that patients receive the least restrictive interventions within a model of recovery. Lead on particular initiatives and developments relating to nursing practise and creating a positive culture within the ward
  • To participate as required in Quality Improvement programmes. Apply relevant policies and statutory requirements within the ward and hospital framework of governance and communicates requirements to the wider team
  • Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision
  • Actively supports and contributes to effective multi-disciplinary working
  • Deputises for the Ward Manager in their absence 
  • Adheres to all National, Company and local standards, policies and procedures
  • Participates in recruitment and retention of staff on the ward and hospital when required

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