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Staff Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) has a purpose built inpatient mental health unit for adults in Kettering, based at St Mary's Hospital.

This service incorporates the following:-
  • 7 bedded female PICU service
  • 16 bedded male Direct Admission, Assessment and Recovery Ward
  • 16 bedded female Direct Admission, Assessment and Recovery Ward.
  • 10 bedded mixed gender Assessment and Recovery Ward.

We are currently looking for outstanding Staff Nurses (Band 5) to join our adult mental health inpatient service. This is an exciting opportunity to start or continue your career in an environment where we can offer progression pathways towards leadership, managerial and advanced clinical positions.

We offer a Preceptorship Programme, mandatory and area specific training programme including Teamwork and Personal Safety Course, opportunities for ongoing learning within NHFT through links with Northampton University and The Open University. There are also opportunities to rotate through the Welland Centre to gain full experience of all acute wards.

If you are a successful applicant you can be part of our team in a Trust that is rated Outstanding for Caring.

You may qualify for our �5000 attraction payment and relocation expenses. You will have the opportunity to earn more money as part of our Staff Bank. You will also have the opportunity to earn overtime incentives at certain times of the year.

Main duties of the job

  • Co-produce individualised programmes of care and be responsible for assessing service user's needs under the supervision of the Charge Nurse or Keyworker.
  • Ensure that service users' mental state, needs, risks and strengths are comprehensively assessed, and that multi-disciplinary care is co-produced to a consistently high standard. Assessment must include consideration of Child Protection issues and factors relating to vulnerable adults.
  • Ensure that service users have a Care Programme designed and delivered in line with their assessed needs, risks, strengths and wishes.
  • Act as Keyworker under supervision and as directed by the Charge Nurse
  • Deputise for the Charge Nurse in his/her absence and carry out the duties associated with this position.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with regard to the delivery of care to service users detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 acting as their advocate when appropriate.
  • Work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver programmes of activities/care.
  • Participate in continual service development by the application of evidence-based practice.
  • Communicate effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users, carers and visitors to the Ward.
  • Ensure nursing practice is fully reflected in the use of the Trust's Single Clinical Record.
  • Be flexible with regard to shift working including day and night rotation in the service which operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service

About us

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

NHFTwelcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Relevant RMN/ RNLD qualification or working towards


  • Evidence of further study



  • Experience working within a highly sensitive environment.
  • Experience working with Highly sensitive information


  • Previous NHS experience
  • Previous experience in the Supervision and Assessment of students

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Supporting Information shows good standard of English

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Welland Centre, St Mary's Hospital

London Road


NN15 7PW

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