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Staff Nurse - RMN

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Now is a great time to work in the NHS and with such a focus on the importance of mental health, Mental Health Nurses (RMN) are really standing out.

Here in Wells, St Andrews Ward is looking for nurses to contribute to providing excellent services.

We are a very caring and close knit team with a focus on supporting each other through the challenges of working on an acute ward so we can continue to make a difference to our patient's recovery.

St Andrews ward is a 14 bedded facility, that provides care to working age adults, we have a team of specialist mental health doctors, nurses and therapists who work closely with the crisis resolution and home treatment team.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services.

We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Main duties of the job

We will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patient's experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.

Working as a key member of the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, within a recovery focused service. There is a need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork as well as taking pride in caring for our patients, we also prioritise taking care of our employees! You will be part of a compassionate and friendly team who understand the challenges that arise when working and the importance of supporting one another through these.

Personal and professional development is a requirement of the post and will be supported through both internal and external training opportunities.

We have been accredited with AIMS from the Royal College of Psychiatrists creates an environment where you will be able to learn from your colleagues, whilst supporting each other to provide the most high-quality patient care.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

At our Trust we value outstanding care, listening and leading and working together and always endeavour to put these at the heart of our service.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Service Users
  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Ward/Team Nurse Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Profession
  • Consultants
  • Doctors in training (Trust Grades and Trainees)
  • Nursing and OT students
  • Other members of the Unit/Team

Please see JD for full information

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.
  • Teaching /Assessor qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Required to develop the knowledge base in line with the KSF requirements for the post.
  • Experience of working in multi-agency services
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and to have undertaken post registration training.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Show care and compassion and put the patient Centre.

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