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Staff Nurse

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Edward Myers Unit (EMU) is a 12 bedded 24/7 specialist inpatient service, delivering drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment. It is part of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) and as such, is one of only 6 NHS Trusts across the country, who deliver such specialist inpatient treatment within the NHS.

We take referrals from across the country and we enjoy an excellent reputation locally and nationally.

We are currently looking for highly motivated, dynamic Staff Nurse who has a passion for working with this specialist client group to help drive our services forward.

Main duties of the job

To act as a named, to be responsible for the assessment of needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of care for these Patients and to deliver specific interventions according to assessed need. To oversee the nursing care process and to provide direction and supervision to junior staff in meeting patient needs. To provide supervision and leadership in respect of maintaining and developing standards of practice and implementing change.
  • Key Duties/ Responsibilities - To act as named nurse with responsibility for the planning and delivery of care to this patient group.
  • To act as Nurse in Charge of the clinical area on a regular basis.
  • To act as a Change Agent and actively seek to develop practice

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as named nurse for a group of patients ensuring that appropriate interventions are planned and delivered according to assessed need. To promote a positive nurse patient relationship and to engage with carers / relatives as appropriate. To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards of record keeping are adhered to.

To administer and manage medicines according to policy and local protocol. To assess patient response and provide advice and education to junior staff and both patient and carers in respect of prescribed medicines.

Provide support and guidance to junior or less experienced staff in the planning and delivery of nursing care for individuals for whom they are named nurse / worker. To provide support to patients within this group at times when the named nurse / worker is unavailable. E.g. periods of annual leave sickness etc. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record keeping for this group of patients.

Maintain the therapeutic relationship with the patients, taking a proactive approach, supervising and supporting others in the same. Planning clinical activity in accordance with the needs of the patient group.

To take an active role in the clinical programme including facilitation of specific group activities or individual interventions. Participating in forward planning and evaluation of the clinical programme. Having an awareness of how an individuals behaviour and presentation can impact upon the milieu and demonstrating a positive influence through ones own conduct.

Taking prompt action on changes in condition, liaising with other members of the clinical (Multi-disciplinary) team when necessary, reviewing nursing care and communicating any amendments to the care plan.

Develop skills in respect of specific interventions that are appropriate to the clinical area, act as a lead in developing nursing practice in relation to this.

Person Specification



  • Valid nursing (RMN/RGN/RNLD) registered qualification



  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out all care needs without direct supervision

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Edward Myers Unit



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