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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting Band 5 role in an inpatient unit? Would you like to work in a forensic service to build a brighter and better future where you belong? If so, perhaps this will be the opportunity for you.

Southfield has a new female ward opening and provides specialist care and treatment for people with serious mental illness in a secure environment who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Service Users are aged between 18 - 65 years old, and may have either committed a criminal offence, or have challenging behaviour. We will have one male ward and one female ward split into two halves. The main purpose of the unit is to assist Service Users to understand and manage their own mental health, so that where possible, they can be reintegrated back into the community.

We would welcome applications from, RMN or RNLD nurses who have a passion for working with multi-disciplinary teams as we pride ourselves on this. The person we are looking for should possess excellent team working skills, be patient focused and embracing of the Trust values.

We would also welcome applications from students or newly qualified nurses: you will be fully supported and encouraged to develop your clinical skills you will also be invited to take part in the Trusts Preceptorship Programme that will provide you with the practical skills required of you in this role. Our LEAD team offer unparalleled training and development opportunities and CPD all staff are encouraged to access these.

Main duties of the job

To contribute where required to the provision of a 24 hour, seven day a week In-patient based service, across an acute care pathway.

Under the supervision of the Clinical Ward Manager and Charge Nurses, you are required to work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. Develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met. To carry out all relevant forms of care and will be designated to take charge of a ward in the absence of a charge nurse.

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



  • Registered Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse with Professional NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust



Tatchbury Mount, Calmore



SO40 2RZ

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