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Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Nurse looking to join a trust that cares for its staff as much as you care for its patients?

Would you like to join a trust that rewards its staff with bespoke career planning, excellent induction programme, ongoing training and support and a range of services available to help maintain your health and wellbeing?

If so then we would love to talk to you?

Set on the outskirts of the New Forest, Ford Ward is based at Fordingbridge Hospital so is an idyllic location with easy access to the New Forest, the award winning beeches at Bournemouth and Sand Banks and close to the larger towns of Ringwood and Salisbury.

Ford Ward is a 15 bedded unit and has a large day room, dining room and therapy room which are all conducive to rehabilitation.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, compassionate and dedicated Nurse to join our Rehab Team. You will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the physical health team and provide clinical support and supervision to your team. The successful applicant will work as part of an inpatient nursing/therapy team involved in Patients rehab to enable them to achieve their individual goals in order to be discharged safely from hospital, and they must have excellent communication skills in order to work effectively with both the integrated team and wider community care provider.

Main duties of the job

To provide high standards of care for patients and their families by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care without direct supervision but within scope of professional practice.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • RGN Educated to diploma level

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fordingbridge Hospital

Bartons Road




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