Staff Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£29,827 to £36,310 a year Including 5%high cost area supplement
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join Ashmount, within the Trust's Learning Disabilities Directorate. Ashmount is a residential service for up to seven individuals who have a learning disability, autism and challenging behaviour.

We provide intensive support and a wide range of activities from our care service, which has excellent facilities and is set in its own large, secluded grounds.

The post holder will work positively and proactively with colleagues and will develop up-to-date knowledge of best practice and ranges of approaches within learning disability services and CQC requirements.

The post holder will promote and develop strong leadership by acting as a positive role model. The post holders own practice will be evidence-based, having up-to-date knowledge of best practice and ranges of approaches within learning disability services and CQC requirements.

The post-holder would be involved working alongside the registered nurses and supporting people to access the community. The post will offer excellent opportunities for development.

Opportunities for joint working with other disciplines and agencies would be an integral part to the role.

Excellent communication skills and confident use of IT would be key in this role.

Main duties of the job

Work closely with service users and professionals from a range of disciplines in order to assess Service Users abilities and needs

To take the lead in assessing clients/service users needs, planning and implementing and evaluating care plans and interventions designed to meet service users individual needs to enable them to live as independently as possible.

To ensure the clients/service users are actively involved in developing and agreeing their own care plans.

To enable all individuals living in the home to exercise choice over their own lives and ensuring that risk is balanced against benefit to the service user in relation to activities that may be available both in their environment and in the community.

Help to develop and maintain relationships between individual service users and their families, friends, advocates and the wider community.

Provide leadership and advice to all members of the team in the absence of the Manager.

Ensure that agreed standard of care are implemented, monitored, evaluated and up to date records are kept.

Ensure safe and healthy working environment by adhering to the Health and Safety regulations and Trust Policies. Ensure that the Manager is informed of all the need to repair or replace faulty and damaged equipment, furniture and fittings.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Participate in planning meetings assist in the preparation of reports and present information to other professionals as needed.

To act as an advocate for service users of the service ensuring that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

Assist and take the lead in the provision of a safe, secure and homely environment ensuring privacy, dignity and respect for service users is maintained at all times.

Support service users to undertake household tasks, including cooking cleaning and laundry as needed.

Assist the Manager and take the lead in the ongoing monitoring of the health (both physical and mental) and behaviour of the service users. Reporting changes to the Manager or others as appropriate and as a matter of priority.

Ensure confidentiality in all matters relating to Service users, carers and any other issues where information has been gathered as a result of employment.

To be responsible for assessing clients in their environment and for suitability of admission to the home.

Responsible for assessing identified placements for suitability of clients ready for discharge.

Ensure a high degree of environmental hygiene is monitored throughout the unit by undertaking household duties such as cooking, cleaning and laundry and directing others in these tasks.

Understand the performance of statutory requirements and good practice guidelines affecting work, including Health and Safety at Work Act 1984, Mental Health Act 1983, Data Protection Act 1999, COSHH and Food Handling and Food Hygiene regulations.

Please see Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • 1 years experience working with Learning Disabilities (can be pre- qualification) Candidate who is due to qualify can apply


  • Experience working with people with learning disabilities and autism minimum one year

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



St Ebba's Hook Road



KT19 8QJ

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