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Clinical Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are currently recruiting a Band 6 Clinical Sister for our Physical Rehabilitation Inpatient Ward. This is an exciting position for Registered Nurses who wish to take that next step in their career and who have an interest and passion for caring for patients with complex needs requiring a period of rehabilitation or end of life care. You will create/deliver care plans, contribute to Quality Improvement and will advocate for service users.

Our wards consist of multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, a consultant practitioner, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and healthcare support workers. The hospital has close links with the community, and we take direct admissions from home, step down admissions from acute hospitals and provide end of life care to the locality.

We are committed to support the development of your career and have a competency-based approach to clinical training and development which will ensure you are able to apply your newly developed skills in a safe and effective way. If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised band 6, or if you are an experienced band 5 looking to take the next step in your career, this could be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for co-ordinating, delivering and maintaining a high standard of day to day clinical care to all patients in the ward area.

To provide high standards of care for patients and their families by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care without direct supervision but within scope of professional practice.

To work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team visiting patients providing rehabilitation and health care in a community hospital environment to support their timely discharge from hospital.

Non clinically the individual will support other team members to develop their clinical knowledge. Participate and support with team development to ensure a quality service is provided.

To provide support to the Ward Manager (Band 7) and clinical leadership to the ward team and deputise for the Band 7 in their absence.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in nursing
  • Current RN registration with the NMC

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alton Community Hospital

Chawton Park Road



GU34 1RJ

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