Senior Charge Nurse Mental Health

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the vibrant, forward thinking team providing secure care services at the Rohallion Clinic, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth.

Rohallion Secure Care Clinic represents a unique setting for secure care in that both low and medium secure care facilities are co-located in a beautiful, semi-rural, elevated site within walking distance of Perth town centre.

You must be registered on Sub-part 1: RN1 or RNA or Sub-part 2: RN2 of the UK NMC Register with a first degree or other qualification equivalent to level 9 of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). It is preferable that you have extensive experience at a Band 6 or above within a mental health secure care setting and be able to demonstrate expert clinical and professional practice.  You will be expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current legislation pertaining to secure care and have a qualification relevant to mental health in a secure care setting or a willingness to undertake further study.  You should be able to demonstrate evidence of extensive professional development and will be expected to be involved in ongoing developments within the service.

You will be expected to reflect an attitude that supports, enhances and embraces healthy working cultures that enables effective team working to ensure the delivery of best care experience.

NHS Tayside is a Values Based Organisation and is both passionate and committed to the values of NHS Scotland which are:

  • Dignity and Respect
  • Openness, Honesty and Responsibility
  • Quality and Teamwork
  • Care and Compassion

Embedding these values in everything we do will help to make our vision a reality. In practice, we need to:

• Demonstrate our values in the way we work and treat each other

• Use our values to guide the decisions we take

• Identify and deal with behaviours that don’t live up to our expectations

• Be responsible for the way we work and not just the work we do.

Our service is using the principles described within the NHS Scotland Values Based Recruitment Framework. In this regard candidates for this post should anticipate questions at interview relating to the core values mentioned above.

You must be IT literate and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to lead and manage teams and work effectively within a multi professional team.

Informal enquiries to: Lesley Peter, Head of Nursing, Low Secure Care, Rohallion Clinic.  Tel:01738 562390. Email:

Hours of work are:  37 per week

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


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