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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Tower Ward

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Would you like to work in a caring friendly environment and make a difference to people's lives?

Are you a registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a change? If so we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

We are looking for experienced Registered Nurses to join our Older Adults Team on Tower Ward, Clacton-0n-Sea, Essex.

If successful you will be involved with a wide multi-disciplinary team caring for older adult inpatients. It is essential that you are interested in and excited at the opportunity to work with older people - training will be provided. You will care for your patients holistically, involving carers and relatives and work alongside medical and therapies staff. You will be able to adapt quickly to changing situations and provide high quality care to your patients.

We are keen to have staff working for us who are passionate about older patient care and who are keen to be actively involved in service development.

Please visit our Website for more information on Essex Partnership NHS foundation Trust. Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached and Click APPLY to start your EPUT Candidate Experience today.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the assessment implementation and evaluation of care plans for individual service users on an Older Adult Inpatient Ward.
  • Work as a key worker for individual patient needs.
  • To assist the team in setting and maintaining high standards of care and evaluating quality outcomes.
  • Participate in a range of assessments provided during 24 hour period.
  • Maintain good standards of communication, both oral and written, in accordance with NMC guidelines.
  • Responsible for reporting to the nurse in charge (or nominated deputy) any circumstances that may affect the delivery of care and / or efficient running of the ward.
  • Work with all staff to adhere to Trust Policies and Procedures

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assist the ward in the day to day operation of the clinical area, and the development of the team.
  • Ensure that the environment is clean, pleasant and comfortable and suitable for its use at all times, taking action as appropriate to ensure high standards are maintained. Adhering to Infection Control and PEAT requirement.
  • Contribute to the development of the service.
  • Work collaboratively as a Key Worker within the multidisciplinary team, acting as a role model for good practice; this includes liaising with associated professionals and other agencies, and offering support and guidance to clinical team as necessary.
  • Ensure that service user centred care plans are developed, implemented, evaluated and recorded.
  • Ensure effective communication with service users, relatives, visitors and staff. To include the management of clinical risk, ensuring that risks are assessed, identified and care planned for individuals, and that any issues of concern are communicated within the multidisciplinary team, this includes environmental factors. Participate in the assessment of service users who present in crisis during the 24 hour period, liaising with other services as required.
  • Ensure effective communication with clients, carers, visitors and staff. Make effective use of evidence based practice in day to day clinical practice.
  • Implement and ensure effective use of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act where necessary. Represent nursing team and provide reports for Managers Hearings and Mental Health Act Tribunals.
  • Ensure safe standards apply to the administration of medication.
  • Ensure adherence to Trust policies and procedures at all times.
  • Be an effective role model to all staff within the working environment. Participate in teaching programmes with all staff including students. Have an awareness of own development and training needs. Maintain a learning environment. Assist in the induction of new staff.
  • Attend mandatory courses.
  • Participate in Clinical supervision, providing structured and regular meetings with identified health care assistants.
  • Undertake other link roles for specified areas as required, including Infection Control, Health and Safety, PALS liaison and Student Placements.
  • Support colleagues in interventions relating to the management of violence and aggression, including de-escalation techniques and the use of physical intervention (DC&R techniques) as necessary.
  • Ensure staff are aware of Trust Fire Procedure, may be required to act as Fire Officer in the absence of senior clinician.
  • Ability to work flexibly over a 24 hour period in order to meet the operational requirements of the unit.
  • Undertake any additional duties deemed appropriate to grade.
  • Communicate policies and procedures within the service and externally to ensure effective understanding and implementation.
  • Maintain effective relationships with service users, their relatives, friends and other carers.
  • Maintain effective relationships with members of the Trust and other statutory and voluntary organisations.

Person Specification



  • RMN Qualified Band 5


  • Evidence of continued professional development.



  • Demonstrate an understanding of patient and carers involvement in planning and delivery of services.


  • Development skills and relevant qualification.

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