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Senior Mental Health Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you kind, caring and enthusiastic?

Do you like working with and leading people?

Are you able to plan and implement interventions of care?

Hamtun Ward is a 10 bedded Male inpatient ward serving the Southampton area. We promote nurses to have a powerful voice within MDT with a continuous drive for improvement by staff. There will be support and leadership guidance from a clinical nurse lead and ward manager.

Hamtun Ward have a reflective culture to enable the team to work in synergy and enhance decision making. All staff are offered bespoke training, ensuring staff have the required skills and knowledge, to provide the highest standards of care. The wards ethos focuses on staffs' wellbeing and professional development. To ensure ongoing professional development, whilst delivering the highest quality care.

Main duties of the job

To help our staff thrive in their roles we will offer regular, good quality supervision, appraisals, bespoke training, and development opportunities. On the ward there will be complex case discussions and reflective practice. This will aid you in your professional development, support in decision making, and formulating care-plans for complex needs.

This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become involved in the continuous development of a proactive and forward-thinking team. This post holder will be an expert practitioner and a source of expert advice. Are you an experienced band 5, with sound clinical knowledge and conducts themselves as a positive role model who leads by example? Are you already practicing as a charge nurse who demonstrates personal integrity, with high clinical standards, and is looking to further develop professionally or take on a new challenge?

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team as we are currently in the process or transforming and developing this service, which is something you could be part of. We are looking for people who are creative in how they engage and support people with complex needs. We have a real commitment to ensuring the highest standard of quality care delivery. As part of our team, you will support quality improvements and initiatives to enhance the patient experience.

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



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Qualification
  • Literacy and numeracy skills

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Antelope House

Brintons Terrace



SO14 0YG

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