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Charge Nurse

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Charge Nurse

Job Title: CommunityLearning Disability Charge Nurse

Salary band: Band 6

Hours: Full-time 375 hours per week

Location: West Hampshire, based at Totton Hub, Southampton

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a full time Band 6 Learning Disability staff nurse to work in the West Hampshire Community Learning Disability Service.

You will primarily be working with people with a learning disability in the Totton, Waterside and New Forest areas, based at Totton initially. You will be one of the Band 6 community nurse team who cover the locality, with the other band 6 nurse based at Eastleigh. We work as one team, and have developed a forward thinking and innovative nursing team, with regular fortnightly meetings and opportunities for professional development.

We are looking for someone who can manage a caseload, which will include specialist and complex assessments and care planning. You will lead nursing care for all service users referred to the team, and supervise, mentor and teach both qualified and unqualified staff and students. You will report to the Locality Senior Nurse, and deputise for her when required. This post will give you the opportunity to contribute towards the management and leadership of the team on a daily basis. You will need to demonstrate strong leadership and inter-personal skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, be organised and self motivated. We see supervision and continuing professional development as important aspects of maintaining a quality service for people with a learning disability.

We are looking for a nurse who is keen to work within an integrated LD service that works in close partnership with all stakeholders across the county of Hampshire.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Diana Boyce, senior locality nurse, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing Date for Applications: 31/10/16

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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