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Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a band 5 nurse to join the team at Alexander House, Locked Rehabilitation service for adult males with intellectual developmental disabilities detained under MHA.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Alexander House provides 24-hour care to adult males with mild to moderate intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We offer a service that focuses on person centred working to promote a safe, secure and therapeutic environment where individuals can flourish and progress towards an improved quality of life.

The unit provides a multi-disciplinary team approach, supporting patients with all aspects of their individual treatment and recovery care pathway from admission through to discharge.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a band 5 staff nurse with a genuine interest in working with people who present with a complex range of IDD, Mental Health and/or Risk Issues associated with offending behaviours.

We are looking for nurses who have skills in risk management and an understanding of person centred approaches. You will have the ability to work therapeutically with this client group, utilising clear, evidence driven approaches. Using your knowledge and experience you will contribute to assessment, formulation, implementation and evaluation of individual client's needs. You will need to have skills in developing monitoring and evaluating care plans and risk management plans. You will play an active role in MDT discussions and provide leadership and guidance to junior members of staff.

You will be a named nurse and act as a care coordinator and performs tasks associated with this role including liaising with families/carers external agencies and professionals involved in their care.

Clinical and managerial supervision will be provided with the opportunity to engage in reflective practice. Further training and continual professional development opportunities will be offered.

The post will involve working shift patterns, including long days, evenings and weekends (unsocial hours)

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are seeking to recruit either a Registered Mental Health Nurse or a Registered Nurse Learning Disability Nurse to work in our in-patient services who is enthusiastic, flexible and creative.

You must be committed to being part of a modern and professional nursing team within a multi disciplinary team.

As a Staff Nurse you will promote and maintain high standards of care through communication, motivation, supervision and role modelling.

See job description / person specification.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (RNLD//RMN)
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC


  • Deomonstrate a continued professional development to main professional registration

Physical Requirement


  • Able to undertake Training in the management of violence reduction
  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of nursing duties



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Alexander House

Stockwell Gate


NG18 5QJ

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