Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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Job overview

Post Title: Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager

Department: Acute Urgent Care- Mental Health

Location: Penn Hospital

Directorate: Acute Adult Inpatient Services

Band: 6

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Accountable to: Service Manager

Responsible to: General Manager

Main duties of the job

Penn Hospital welcomes colleagues with an; encouraging, proactive, inclusive and caring environment. We have a desire to perform at a high level, ensuring both our patients and colleagues are supported and respected when with us here. We are currently welcoming band 6 charge nurses to join our teams on our male and female acute wards.

Are you a passionate, dedicated and nurturing registered nurse looking for a new challenge? Would you like to opportunity to help lead and support a team of highly skilled health care professionals. If you are looking for a leadership role in a dynamic and hard-working team please inquire and submit an application. We are looking for a supportive, knowledgeable and experienced individual who can inspire and motivate the team to continue to evolve in these changing times.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. BCHFT provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country. We are a new trust who are dedicated to innovating the care of those within our services ensuring that we continue to learn and grow.

We are currently successfully combining resources, strategies and a talented workforce to enable us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

We look forward to meeting you and hopefully welcoming you into this new exciting and dynamic trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Brook is a 20-bed male admission ward, and Dale is a 16-bed female admission ward based in Penn, Wolverhampton. On site there is also an; older adult unit, 136 suite, crisis home treatment team and a training centre. If successful with this post you will be given the opportunity to showcase your clinical leadership skills within the duty senior nurse (DSN) role. Within this role you will have the opportunity to support junior staff across the wards and supervise the 136 suite when in use. The 136 suite is a place of safety for those in crisis whom we support in guiding their treatment pathway.

Why is this the place to work?

  • Free, on-site parking
  • Caf facilities
  • Beautiful, and peaceful hospital grounds, with seating areas
  • Good transport links around the midlands
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS discount schemes
  • Working together with the local community to support patients and staff
  • Newly formed management team, with a forward thinking approach, and who are friendly, supportive and encouraging
  • Working alongside discharge coordinators and bed management team, to manage patient flow
  • Good performance outcomes
  • Training opportunities including mentorship, forward thinking leadership, wound care, and phlebotomy
  • Training and development to undertake the Duty Senior nurse role, and 136 assessment suite
  • Excellent staff support facilities, dedicated Health & wellbeing team, reflective practice, supervision, and debrief sessions
  • Opportunities to work with other services within the trust
  • New, up and coming digital processes and support
  • Clinical staff are included in workshops, and engagement sessions to shape the future of the services
  • Good local support from all the teams that are on site

Person Specification

Trust Behaviours


  • Be caring and demonstrate compassion
  • Have the courage to take action
  • Communicate effectively
  • Treat Everyone as an individual
  • Be competent and professional

Skills/Interpersonal skills


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to continue professional development
  • Ability to actively mange emergency situations in psychiatric environment
  • Ability to motivate team



  • Mental health act
  • Mental health/diagnosis
  • Risk assessments
  • Capacity/DOL's
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Infection control
  • Clinical Knowledge



  • Acute environment experience
  • MDT working
  • Supervision


  • Senior band 5 post, Small team management
  • Strong Clinical Lead
  • Audit process



  • RMN
  • Current registration
  • Evidence of continued development

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Penn Hospital

Penn Road



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Charlotte Tolley


Date posted

16 July 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6





Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Penn Hospital

Penn Road



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