Band 6 Charge Nurse - Bristol

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B6 Eating disorder charge nurse on specialised services
Band 6
Permanent: Substantive
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Blackberry Hill Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Salary period
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Job overview

Band 6 Inpatient Charge Nurse Eating Disorders

My name is Julie and I am the manager of STEPs Inpatient eating Disorder Unit and I am looking  for an enthusiastic RMN/LD to join as a Band 6 Charge Nurse on our 10 bedded unit at Acer Unit, Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.

STEPs Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit is an AIMS Accredited ward which specialises in providing outstanding care for service users with eating disorders. 

You should have Substantial experience working as a Band 5 RMN/LD and have some experience or knowledge in working with the eating disorders clients. It is desirable that you are enthusiastic and motivated to work with eating disorders.  You should be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills in a clinical area, providing clear clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Support workers working on the ward. You will need to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies. 

You will have an opportunity to take responsibility for specific “management duties” within the ward, and you will be expected to provide general management in the absence of the Ward Manager.

For further information please contact:  Julie Stott 01173784413

Main duties of the job

General Nurse in charge duties - Shift co ordination, mediation rounds, liaising with medial acute units. 

Meal support with patient and post meal supervision 

Working closely with MDT 

Ward round and CPA meetings 

Attending regional meeting re referrals and bed occupancy 

Supervision of junior staff 

Group involvement 

Physical health checks - NEWS., bloods ECG's, NGT feeding 

Attending meeting and cover duties of manager when on leave 


Working for our organisation

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This will be found in attached documents, please look at attachments and review the job description attached 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Professional Code of Conduct. Change to: the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives
  • Substantial experience and band 5 level
  • Evidence of ability to assess , plan, implement, and evaluate service user care and act accordingly if untoward changes occur
  • Experience of running medication rounds, and the safe administration and disposal of drugs
  • Able to evidence thorough best practice assessment of service users needs; able to demonstrate appropriate plan for any risks posed
  • Significant relevant experience as a clinician, able to undertake thorough risk assessment; assess plan and evaluate service user care
  • clear communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Significant experience of effectively co-coordinating and leading shifts
  • Able to undertake clinical supervision, appraisals, mentorship, teaching and preceptorships for student nurses and Band 2,3,4 and 5 staff ensuring all personal development needs are reported to team leader.
  • Evidence of current development in mental health care and nursing practice
  • Willingness to undertake further training to relevant clinical area

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities.  A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with ‘lived-experience’ of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,– we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. 

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Stott
Job title
Ward manager
Email address
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