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Staff Nurse - Functional inpatient MHSOP

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Moor Croft Ward at Foss Park Hospital are looking for enthusiastic Mental Health Nurses to join their team.

We are passionate about teamwork and in creating a great place to work.

This role includes
  • Improving the lives of those with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through delivery of excellent services to promote recovery.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients
  • To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions.
  • Acting as named nurse to patients
  • To facilitate the development of others with in the team and to support student nurses
  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the ward
  • To promote at all times a positive image of mental health services for other people and the wider Trust

Main duties of the job

Moor Croft Ward is an acute assessment ward for people aged 65 years and older who are experiencing functional mental illness, many of which are supported home on their discharge from the ward.

Main duties include:
  • Maintaining patients dignity, privacy and safety at all times. Assessing risk
  • Adhering to mental capacity and mental health act.
  • Recognising potential signs of harm and ensuring patients are safeguarded.
  • Maintaining high professional standards.
  • Delivering and planning evidenced based care in collaboration with the patient, families and wider MDT.
  • Assessing patient need and delivering appropriate and timely interventions.
  • Safe administration and storage of medicines.

The MDT team consists of medical staff, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language services, dietetics and physical health care, due to this we are able to offer a comprehensive assessment of each patient and their individual needs.

Daily MDT report outs and discussions aid the holistic approach to our care on Moor Croft Ward and contribute to the effective treatment and management of each patient, whilst considering discharge planning throughout their in-patient journey.

About us

Working for TEWV NHS Trust you can expect fantastic training & development opportunities with the strong links we have developed at our local universities'. Post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway in mental health practice, as well as clinical skills or leadership & management skills, that can lead onto more senior roles within the organisation, helping you to identify and build upon a career pathway. Future planning is supported by the Trust's Talent Management and Workforce Development Team, so we can continue to build upon our commitment of being well led and to deliver excellent care to our communities in either leadership & management or clinical practice modules

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role involves working in a fast pace inpatient environment for 18 patients with mental health problems.

It involves the delivery of high quality interventions to meet the needs of the patient, developed in collaboration with the patient, their families and the wider MDT whilst following best practice guidelines.

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via our recruitment fairs.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council RNMH or RNLD (RNSC - CAMHS only ) - RGN (If appropriate - Advert must indicate if the role is open to RGN nurses to apply)
  • To be recognised practice assessor / mentor or work towards in an agreed timescale
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within 6 month probationary period)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Evidence based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Confident working knowledge of clinical medicines management, including administration of injections



  • Working with people with mental ill health / learning disabilities
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in partnership with other agencies


  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Experience of working with the elderly

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Foss Park Hospital

Haxby Road


YO31 8TA

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