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Staff Nurse - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year £25,655 to £31,534 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Laurel House is a specialist 13 bedded inpatient Recovery Unit, based in the community. It offers placements for a maximum of two years for individuals, often presenting with complex needs, who are recovering from a severe and enduring mental illness (predominately psychosis).

A vacancy has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to join our Multi-disciplinary team. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a good understanding, and is committed to the principles of recovery and social inclusion.

Laurel House provides a caring and relaxed place for people to recover from their illness, supported by a highly motivated multi-disciplinary clinical team, who feel passionate about the care they give.

Please note that the hours for this role are 37.5 per week.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Brad Watkins, Unit Manager on01242 634217or by emailing

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the unit over a 3 shift / 24 hour shift pattern, acting as shift co-ordinator to ensure effective use of resources. Individually you will also have responsibility as named-nurse for up to a maximum of 4 patients at any one time, delivering all aspects of care from assessment, admission, up to and including organising and supporting discharge into the community. The ability to communicate well with a range of agencies is a distinct advantage. You will also be expected to have a good understanding of risk assessment and the potential challenges of working in a 'stand-alone' unit.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post is eligible for the Trust's Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trust's intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ' Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNM)
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within an In-Patient or residential setting
  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
  • Experience in the provision of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • Completion of preceptorship programme if less than 1 year experience

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Inpatient, Laurel House


GL51 9EZ

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