Charge Nurse

Posted 16 May by Elysium Healthcare
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Motivating, supporting and managing your team of nurses, you know what it takes to be a Charge Nurse. Someone who listens, is aware of their whole team and service users, and makes sure the day-to-day running of the department is smooth and positive. That's what the next Charge Nurse at Springwood Lodge in Guiseley will come in and do. 

Whether you're an existing Charge Nurse with experience under your belt, or a senior Nurse looking for the next step in your career, join the nursing team that's making a difference to the lives of people who may be detained under The Mental Health Act (1983).

You'll be supported with like-minded colleagues across the multidisciplinary team, in a company that will encourage and support you with career development to help you achieve your career goals. 

Your career within Elysium will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It’s a career that you can take pride in and enjoy. It’s what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

What you will be doing

With previous experience from the NHS or private care, you will oversee and provide high-quality care and support to people in a mental health setting, while supporting your team and colleagues and promote good teamwork.

As a Charge Nurse, you’ll lead and coordinate the quality and management of nursing care and delivering of clinical services, ensuring the day-to-day operations of your unit is performing well. You'll also;

  • Delegate nursing tasks to Nurses working in the unit and coordinate with other teams
  • Monitor service users’ conditions and respond to changes
  • Supervise other members within the team's unit and provide guidance and support 
  • Make critical decisions regarding service user assignments, staff scheduling, and resource allocation
  • Be liaison between nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, with effective communication and collaboration

No two days will be the same, with plenty to keep you engaged and motivated, but also a good amount of routine.  
 
Things that you will have

  • A relevant nursing qualification
  • NMC registration
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and to values and evidence-based practice
  • Relevant experience in a similar environment
  • Proven track record of leadership skills

Where you will be working

Location: Springwood Lodge, Guiseley, LS20 9PQ

Situated in the small town of Guiseley on the outskirts of Leeds the service is surrounded by beautiful countryside with easy access to all local amenities.

Patients may be detained under The Mental Health Act (1983), and subject to Ministry of Justice restrictions or Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. They usually require higher levels of physical and relational security than provided by community services, but do not meet the criteria for secure services. Patients may present with challenging behaviour and self-harm and require a period of stabilisation before they commence their rehabilitation program.

Facilities include 22 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, modern comfortable and homely communal living space with a lawn and walled court yard garden. We have an exercise studio as well as our own hair and beauty salon and all facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Spring Wood Lodge provides:

  • 9 bedded Inpatient rehabilitation (Bronte Ward)
  • 12 bedded high dependency inpatient rehabilitation (Byron Ward)

What you will get 

  • Annual salary of £36,611 - £39,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking 
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.
 
About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.



Reference: 52274941

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