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Chelmsford NHS Careers

Are you an ambitious mental health nurse looking for career progression and to drive change? We seek a rising star to join our Chelmsford team as a deputy ward manager.

We offer an exciting career-changing opportunity to RMN who is looking to make the next big step in their career in Mental health as part of a multidisciplinary team with easy access from London and the surrounding area.

Among the largest mental health trusts in the UK, EPUT offers comprehensive career and leadership development programmes to help you achieve your most ambitions goals.

Band 6 Permanent, full time contract Located in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, CM1 7LF Apply here

This role will allow you to develop your leadership and professional skills. Manage a team, be champion a culture of change and have an impact day to day.

In this role, you will provide clinical leadership to a team of nurses in an acute setting during the assessment, implementation and evaluation of care plans for individual service users.

As a key worker, you will advise and support colleagues and assist the ward manager in setting and maintaining high standards of care and evaluating quality outcomes.

You will teach and supervise the team, including qualified and non-qualified learners and take charge of the unit in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility.

You will support the training and education of learners allocated to the Mental Health Service, and to encourage integration between the Ward team and the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team.

This role is perfect for you if you are:

  • Experienced Band 5 RMN ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment and have excellent risk assessment skills
  • Communicate with ease, show genuine compassion for our service users and share our commitment and enthusiasm to achieve the best outcome.
  • Have deep knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Truly understand the Recovery Model approach and philosophy of the 6 Cs of care.
  • Highly motivated and interested in post-qualifying continued learning and professional growth.

We are looking for courageous, compassionate and committed professional who wants to leave its mark on our service and culture. You will become part of a strong and supportive team in time of growth and transformation.

Why work for EPUT? 

Why live in Chelmsford?

Chelmsford is voted one of the best places to live and work. The city is well-known as a district with exceptional schools, too. Broomfield Hospital Nursery is located next to Chelmsford hospital, providing care for children from 3 months to 5 years. Learn more about the city from our brochure

Relocation support 

If you want to move to our beautiful city, EPUT offers a relocation package of up to £8,000 for new staff  relocating 30 miles or more from their new employment location. Contact for more information. 

Looking for another role?

We have a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical positions across Essex, Luton, Bedfordshire and Suffolk. Whether you just started your NHS career or looking for your next step, EPUT can offer excellent facilities, rewarding work and professional development.

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