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Staff Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are currently looking for skilled registered nurses (RMN/ RNLD) and student nurses completing their studies in the next 12 months to join our specialist teams at Guild Lodge. Guild Lodge provides secure care for men and women from across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our specialist teams help people in their recovery from mental illness and support them to avoid risk-related behaviours in the future. As a member of our team you will receive training related to our clinical pathways, risk assessment (including HCR 20), relational security, supporting teams, positive behaviour support and specific clinical skills.

With 15 wards covering medium secure, low secure and step down services we are able to offer you a clinical experience that is interesting and will help you develop new skills. We have three separate care pathways men, women and men with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Our ABI service is the only medium secure NHS provision in the country.

Main duties of the job

When you join our team you will be fully supported either through supervision or preceptorship, depending on your needs. We are focussed on staff wellbeing and have a number of initiatives to make sure you can achieve a good work life balance. Our inpatient service has links into a variety of community based teams Forensic CMHT, Forensic Outreach Service, Liaison and diversion Teams and Counter Terrorism.

Benefits include:
  • Free parking 24/7
  • Long day shift pattern - meaning more rest days
  • Excellent holiday entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 after five years NHS service and rising to 33 after 10 years. Also, a chance to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Extra payments for Bank Holiday, evenings, nights and weekend working
  • An extensive Preceptorship and support for those new to the services
  • Access to flexible working arrangements
  • An excellent salary sacrifice car and electronics scheme
  • Onsite restaurant facilities
  • Access to newly built housing area

Our valued staff receive:
  • NHS Pension
  • Excellent support and Wellbeing services
  • Superb external training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills across differing care environment
  • Talent Management Programme
  • 1:1 support from Clinical Education

Placement on the incremental pay band will be in line with relevant experience to date and unsociable payments will be in addition to stated salary.

About us

We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.

Staff at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trustwork to improve lives with a culture based on four corevalues:

We are kind

We are a team

We are respectful

We are always learning

To keep informed of latest trust news and events follow us on twitter@Lscft_jobsand@WeAreLSCFT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification.(RNMH & RNLD).
  • On-going registration with the NMC.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development that supports clinical practice.



  • Can demonstrate an understanding and knowledge base of mental health conditions and their treatments.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of physical health conditions and the complications that this can cause to patients experiencing mental ill health.



  • Post Graduate experience.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs.



  • Excellent communication, listening, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Developed clinical nursing skills with a clear ability to understand new concepts and ideas in clinical practice.
  • Can provide evidence of recent continued professional development within the scope of nursing.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to manage change and have an understanding and awareness of the NHS Plan.
  • An ability to understand how research and audits effect and benefit nursing practice.

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