A great position has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join two highly respectable Hospitals as a Lead Nurse, located in Surrey.
The medium and low secure Hospitals are a locked rehabilitation service that provides treatment and rehabilitation to male patients with mental illness, personality disorder and mild learning disabilities within a safe and comfortable environment.
If you are successful for this role you will receive a fantastic salary of up to GBP 45, 000 per annum with excellent additional benefits such as a medical insurance scheme, life assurance, free meals on duty, employee assistant services, childcare vouchers, personal health insurance, voluntary benefits and many more.
As a Lead Nurse you will be expected to provide nursing leadership of the nursing teams across two sites.
You will be taking the lead on; quality patient safety and the service user experience and promote clinical innovation.
Your main responsibilities will be to:
*Professional development of nursing staff.
*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.
*To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff.
*To empower nurses to take on a wider range of clinical roles and responsibilities.
*To ensure within clinical practice that service users\\\' physical wellbeing, alongside their psychological and mental wellbeing are addressed.
*To take an active role on all aspects of infection prevention and control.
*To provide effective means of communication with staff and service users and maximise opportunities for their involvement in service development and delivery.
*To promote research and encourage and involve staff and service users in the development of new ideas and methods for improving the service.
*To ensure that new referral assessments and reports are completed in a timely manner and are of a high quality and to oversee the process through allocation to specific MDT\\\'s.
*To identify any cost pressures with the nursing budget responsibilities and take steps to minimise/eradicate their impact.
*To closely manage staff allocation, daily numbers on the ward and additional use of agency staff to ensure budget is tightly controlled and effectively managed.
*To provide statistics and reports as required by the Hospital Director / Clinical Services Manager.
To be considered for this role you must be a qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse with a current NMC Pin.