An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the fastest growing provider of Specialist Mental Health Care in the UK. Led by a senior management team that individually have at least 20 years’ experience in Mental Health, this organisation brings a unique approach to the delivery of care. Their passion for delivering exceptional standards is demonstrated by the groups CQC reports with the majority or their Hospitals and Care Centre’s achieving a “Good” or “Outstanding” rating. Their Mission is to become Europe’s “go to” provider of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and neurological care services and putting patients first is their most important core value that drives the business towards this goal. This forward-thinking organisation now seeks an experienced Lead Nurse to take full nursing responsibility for a 52-bed Medium/Low secure service and a 21 bed locked rehabilitation Hospital based in Surrey.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who will be responsible for the professional and clinical leadership of the nursing teams across both sites. The role will also involve taking the lead on quality, patient safety and the service user experience. In addition to this the successful candidate will lead within the service on promoting clinical innovation and delivering continual development of nursing practice based upon evidence and relevant research. You will also be required to ensure excellence in nursing practice and that service delivery is based on NICE guidelines and other relevant documents and guidance. As a lead nurse, you will have demonstrable RMN post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post registration study and development. You will be expected to be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other nursing staff and students. Previous experience in a secure setting and rehabilitation would be highly desirable.
You will need to have the ability to transport yourself between the two sites.
If you have the experience, skills and enthusiasm to take forward the nursing agenda across the two sites, we would like to hear from you.
•Responsibility for the delivery of high quality, responsive, safe and effective nursing care. Working within the NMC Professional Code of Conduct Responsibility for the professional development of nursing staff
•Responsibility for the line management of Ward Managers
•Taking part in the senior person on call rota out of hours
•Acting up in the absence of the Clinical Services Manager
•NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered)
•Extensive clinical management experience
•Fie-tuned decision-making skills
•Effective organisational capability
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Enthusiastic and motivated with a strong “can do” attitude
• A role model to other staff – providing advice and support to promote good practice
•The ability to encourage team members to expand and develop their own competencies.