Charge Nurse

The Huntercombe Group
North Lanarkshire, UK
20 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Charge Nurse / Ward Manager

* The individual will be highly visible and accessible to patients and their families and staff, ensuring all patients and their families have the opportunity to seek information, help and support, or to communicate problematic or celebratory issues.

* The post holder will support their line manager to deliver high quality patient care within the constraints of the financial budget whilst maintaining patient safety at all times.

* To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period.

* Provide the daily clinical and managerial nursing leadership for the service and be responsible for ensuring that standards of care are upheld at all times.


* Provide day to day management of a team of staff working within the service.

* Work closely with their line manager to ensure the efficient and effective running of their areas of responsibility.

* Deputise for their line manager when asked to do so and along with other members of the senior team form part of the on call rota over 24/7.

* Contribute to the ongoing development of patient-centred services.

* Contribute to the successful attainment of national quality and safety objectives.

* Provide specialist clinical advice and care within designated area responsibility.

Patient Care

* Take responsibility for the care provided to patients whilst on duty.

* Ensure that care needs are assessed and programs of care are developed, implemented, evaluated and documented contemporaneously for caseload of patients.

* Provide professional advice, guidance and support to team members so that they are able to assume responsibility to carry out their roles.

* Ensure compliance with the safe storage and administration of drugs/medication in accordance with THG policies.

* Undertake and be proficient in the relevant clinical skills and be able to provide/undertake supervision/assessment of other members of the nursing team in the day to day working practices.

* Promote high standards of individuals' privacy and dignity, wishes and beliefs, involving them in shared decision making.

* On a shift by shift basis, be responsible for minimising the risks of infections and for the implementation of the relevant Code of Practice for prevention and control of infection.

Communication and Information

* Be able to recognise the need for referral to statutory bodies (e.g. safeguarding, DoLS, MHA, MCA, etc) and ensure documentation is completed as necessary.

* On identification of concerns, raise through the appropriate line management structures, if necessary, referring to the THG "whistleblowing" procedures.

* Report to line manager any issues regarding the clinical or attitudinal performance of nurse staff members.

* Maintain effective communication of patient care and other essential information with the internal/external members of the nursing and multi-disciplinary team.

* Be able to communicate difficult, sometimes complex and emotive information e.g. breaking bad news etc. effectively and, when appropriate, support and coach junior staff in doing the same.

* Communicate effectively via verbal, written and electronic routes and maintain robust processes to ensure the cascade of information to the team and the engagement of team members with plans and objectives.

* Ensure accurate and legible record keeping in accordance with local policies and NMC guidelines within own practice and sphere of responsibility.

* To act as chair for meetings as appropriate.

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)

2 week's paid paternity leave

Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit

A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working

Clear pay structure, with competitive rates

General annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service

Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay

The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions

Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary

A range of staff discounts

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest

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