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Staff Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Registered Nurse within our male admission ward at West Park Hospital.

Maple ward offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a team who support male patients within a 17 bedded acute ward environment. An additional element of provision on Maple includes a 3 bedded unit which adjoins the main ward, and provides a specialist service for service personnel who are referred via the Ministry of Defence. The personnel who access the MOD part of Maple are in active service and experiencing mental health presentations. You will have involvement within the MOD service framework and inpatient pathway, with opportunities (when COVID restrictions allow) to participate in the Network which supports the provision of this specialist service across the UK and Ireland.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a broad multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality, patient focused care in a hospital setting, developing and implementing the integrated team approach within a supportive and enthusiastic team. Within the nursing leadership you will be one of four clinical leads who, alongside the ward manager, are the core leads for the daily operational and clinical safety on the ward.

We want to support and ensure that you have a positive working experience within our services and are committed to identify and support your short and long term developmental needs through structured appraisal and access to training opportunities.

Joining our acute inpatient service means you enjoy a fast paced work environment within a team who are focused on patient experience and recovery through high standards of care and evidence based practice. As a clinical lead on the ward you will work closely with service users and their relatives/ carers as part of a multi-disciplinary team - you will lead the way as a role model within the team, demonstrating compassionate leadership through the Trust Values and Behaviours. You will be a core part of the leadership team for the ward supporting and developing a collective approach to leadership and the development of the ward in conjunction with the team, patients and carers.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to work rotational days and night shifts. The post holder will need to be flexible, adaptable and with the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to communicate with all agencies relevant to patient care to support patient flow.

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.


  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment



  • Worked with people with mental health


  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers

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