Band 5 Staff Nurse

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Staff Nursewho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards \great people, great place.

The successful candidate, in collaboration with the Team, will be responsible for the delivery of the highest professional standard of care, assessment, treatment and support of people within the Service.This post is designed to be flexible within Mental Health Access and Acute Services.The post holder would be expected to work across all of Mental Health Services should the need arise.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

To demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise and leadership in respect of all colleagues. To act as role model to the Support Workers and other staff. To plan, implement and provide meaningful activity for patients within in-patient services. To provide patients with assessments, care plans and treatment plans as appropriate, and ensure that these are put into practice and evaluated. To contribute to new service developments and actively take these forward as required. To be flexible and work with colleagues to promote the best outcomes for patients.

1. Communication and Relationships To maintain patients records in accordance with organisations record keeping policy. To ensure effective communication with patients, relatives and carers, visitors, staff and others. To ensure that all communication is within the boundaries of patient confidentiality and to seek guidance when unsure. To communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and their relatives/carers acknowledging barriers to understanding. To communicate effectively within the MDT To ensure that any information related to patient or other personal safety is communicated and acted on immediately with all team members.2. Analysis and Judgement To evaluate and appropriately respond to the range of risks potentially faced by the individual within the context of their environment. To participate in risk assessments and management strategies in line with organisation and local policies, and ensure the delivery of care within same. To recognise potential crisis situations and seeking assistance to ensure, staff and patient safety. To contribute to the CPA/ICP/Care Record process and to support patients relatives/carers and other agencies within this process. To respond to the vulnerability and potential abuse amongst the patients/families, and use of the local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and organisation policies. To take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, patients, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety and risk. To identify and address health education issues that cause risks relevant to patient group. To respond to the range of risks related to infection To take appropriate measures to control infection and minimise associated risk. Undertake MHA responsibilities set out in legislative guidance.3. Planning and Organising To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care. To participate in the planning and organising of the care review process. Undertake shift co-ordination duties as agreed with senior staff Participate in the referral and transfer processes of patients between services4. Patient and Client Care To participate in the clinical management of a designated group of patients, in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. To observe report and record changes in the patients physical and mental health, and behaviour. To maintain working knowledge of legislation, policy and guidance pertaining to mental health and learning disabilities To identify and ensure the provision of the necessary physical care to patients to help them complete daily living activities ie: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations. To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, activity, supporting the individual to fulfil these. To identify and take action when any behaviour undermines diversity and equality. To identify the need for therapeutic activities and emotional support To provide prescribed therapeutic intervention. To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery. To undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, BMI and report exceptions appropriately. To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication in line with multi disciplinary care plan and the organisations medicines management policy and NMC medicines management guidance. To work within Trust and Professional guidelines related to consent and capacity to consent.5. Service and Policy Development To contribute to the development of best practice within the service. To contribute to policy development and review To contribute to development of information for patients in a variety of formats To ensure current Department of Health (DOH) & NICE Guidelines are used to inform best practice.6. Managing Financial Resources To ensure the appropriate use of the organisations resources. Have an awareness of budget management and use of resources7. People Management and Development Responsible for maintaining own continuing professional development as required by the NMC. To undertake all mandatory training as required by organisation. To provide supervision to support time and recovery workers as directed by senior staff. Undertake appraisals as agreed with senior staff8. Information System use and management Responsibility for maintaining appropriate electronic patient records in line with organisational policy. Responsible for the appropriate use of organisation IT systems in line with organisational policy.9. Involvement is Surveys and Research To collect data for the purpose of audit, research and service performance. Undertake patient care and other assurance audits on a regular basis Audit own records and act on results, sharing good practice as appropriate To contribute to the maintenance and monitoring of service standards To contribute and make suggestions to the improvement of services10. Freedom to Act and Autonomy This role is expected to follow standard procedures and policies. Freedom to initiate action within clinical / professional policies, seeking guidance from others where necessary. Act at all times as a role model and act ensuring the delivery of high standards of care. Maintain skills and knowledge in relation to clinical area and PREP requirements. Attend meetings relevant to area of practice and development. Participate in Directorate meetings. Keep abreast of relevant political and professional issues in healthcare, particularly in relation to relevant area.

Person Specification



  • 1st level registered nurse, RMN, RNLD with current NMC Registration
  • Successful completion of preceptorship



  • Can demonstrate the promising competence within the competencies required under EQF
  • 'Can do' attitude to work demands
  • Team Player
  • Approachable and positive
  • Competence in written and verbal English Language skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with colleagues
  • Able to manage personal stress
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Accepting of diversity
  • Committed and collaborative

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