Charge Nurse - Mental Health - Leigh House

Leigh House
Hourly Rate

Unique Long Term Placement Opportunity Available

NHS staff banks play a key role in supporting the NHS to maintain high standards of patient safety and care. If a hospital does not have enough staff on a ward, due to increased demand, sickness, or staff shortages, they need the support of bank staff. This also reduces the Trusts reliance on recruitment agencies, enabling cost savings to be reinvested into where it matters most, patient care and safety.

Once you have joined the bank, you’ll be able to book suitable shifts using our smart booking platform to suit your lifestyle. We also have longer term block booking placements available.

NHS Professionals, working in conjunction with Southern Health NHS Foundation trust are seeking qualified Registered Nurses to join the bank as a long-term placement.

Location – Leigh House

Band 6

Day Rate - £19.96 per hour

Night/Sat Rate - £25.95 per hour

Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £31.93 per hour

Shift Pattern: Long Days (06:45-20:45) three per week, or Early (06:45-20:45) and Late (12:45-20:45) 5 per week

Leigh House Hospital is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Hospital near to the M3 in Winchester. We are a 21-bed unit caring for male and female young people from the age of 12-18yrs. The young people who come to Leigh House can be admitted informally or may be detained under the Mental Health Act for a period of assessment and treatment.  We offer a safe and welcoming environment to a range of young people who may be suffering from mental illnesses such as mood disorders and psychotic illness, as well as anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Leigh House also offers treatment for young people who suffer from an eating disorder as part of an evidence-based programme. The role of the nursing team is about offering day-to-day support to the young people by encouraging them to have a structured day of school and therapies, as well as engaging them in activities and offering emotional support. We have free parking onsite for all staff and visitors, with meals and snacks included within the shift as we eat together with the young people.

NHS Professionals, working in conjunction with Southern Health NHS Foundation trust are seeking qualified motivated, enthusiastic, and hardworking Registered Mental Health Nurses who are passionate about providing the best care to our patients to complement our existing team and join the bank. NHS Professionals works in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to provide their temporary staffing requirements. We are seeking Registered Nurses to work as required at various sites across Hampshire.

You will be offered a full induction, training and development opportunities and a fully flexible approach to hours – full or part time.

To apply for a post, you must:

  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience in a similar role held within the last 2 years
  • Have good communication skills and demonstrate evidence of team working
  • Be able to take direction and instruction and be honest and trustworthy

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring, and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so we urge you to ensure your email address submitted is accurate and checked regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

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