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Staff Nurse - Inpatient Services

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced or newly qualified nurse who has a passion to deliver the best care for our patients on our wards. A re-structure within Adults Southampton creates a vacancy for a B5 Registered Nurse supporting our Inpatient Rehabilitation wards at an exciting time for rehabilitation within Southampton, South-West Hampshire and nationally.

Working alongside the Ward Manager and Allied Health Professions, Service Manager, and Clinical Leads as part of the wider service team, responsible for delivering improved health outcomes and wellbeing for our patients and their families.

Patient safety is paramount therefore knowledge of the Nursing Process, healthcare governance, health and safety and infections prevention is required.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for rehabilitation and excellent outcomes.

We currently operate two level 3 rehabilitation units, a Level 2b Neurological Rehabilitation unit and a Neuropsychiatric unit which provide a range of specialist rehabilitation and as part of Solent's, exciting 'Futures project' we are moving to bring all our community rehabilitation units onto a single site with a new purpose built 'state of the art' rehabilitation centre.

The two rehabilitation wards currently based at the Royal South Hants Hospital are

Fanshawe Ward is a 19 bedded ward and Lower Brambles is a 24 bedded ward. Both provide beds supporting acute admission avoidance and rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

*Proactively and positively contribute to the achievement of clinical outcomes through individual and team effort.

*Ensure that resources are used effectively and in accordance with agreed procedures

*Build and sustain effective communications with staff and other healthcare professionals involved in the shared services as required to ensure good team working and collaborative working practices

*Maintain and continuously improve in depth specialist knowledge relevant to the clinical area which significantly contributes to the Trust's stated objectives and aims.

*Undertake evidence-based practice for either developments relating to service opportunities or patient involvement around health issues and contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice.

*Dissemination of knowledge through report writing, and reviewing, taking full responsibility for clinical accuracy and reliability and being sensitive to the wider implications of that dissemination.

*Be responsible for the assessment of patients' care needs and developing and implementing programmes of care/rehabilitation, for patient with complex medical conditions including prioritising within a range of care/treatment options. This includes:

-Tissue viability


-Nutritional risk

-Continence assessment

-Vital signs

-Discharge planning

-Moving and handling

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered General Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Direct work with health users and carers.
  • Working with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Acting as a Supervisor/Mentor.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Royal South Hants Hospital

Brintons Terrace



SO14 0YG

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