Band 5 Staff Nurse- Blackberry Hill Hospital

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Opportunities have arisen within Fromeside Secure Service. We are looking for passionate Registered Mental Health Nurses to join Wellow Ward. The successful candidate would be working closely with the Acute cluster Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), Modern Matron and an experienced Wellow nursing team.

Wellow Ward is an 8 bedded acute inpatient admissions ward for the treatment of ill mental health for working age males.

There are some exciting pathway developments happening within secure services, so we are looking for an individual who would like experience in working in a forensic setting and is ambitious in progressing in their nursing career. This is an great personal development opportunity for the suitable candidate.

Our focus is on developing nursing clinical practices in the forensic setting, and improving the patient flow through secure services by cross-working over wards, within that pathway.

If you have a passion and interest in caring for males with acute psychiatric illness and would like to enhance your nursing skills by working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, then we would really like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include:o Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing careo Implementation of care and rehabilitation programmeo Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with userso Ability to implement research-based practiceo Following successful completion of preceptorship, ability to supervise junior and unqualified staffo Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.o Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual clients ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.o Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health Legislationo Ensure the ordering storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983)

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users, in accordance with up-to-date evidence-based professional practice and AWP policies.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Blackberry Hill Hospital


BS16 1EG

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