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Registered Nurse - RMN/RNLD

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

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in Malton, North Yorkshire are seeking individuals who have an interest in working with Older People in our Inpatient services. Springwood unit is a 14 bedded ward for patients living with Dementia who also have additional frailties, vulnerabilities and behaviours that challenge. Our patients are transferred to us from assessment and treatment wards in North Yorkshire where it has been identified that the patient requires a longer period of treatment in hospital or may have had failed placements in care home environments. The aim of the ward is to continue assessing patients and reviewing and updating treatment plans. Our focus is about positive behaviour support and the development of support plans that then follow patients through discharge into their new homes. We are seeking professional nurses to continue to provide excellent care and support the changing needs of our patients.

Main duties of the job

Attendance at daily MDT report outs and discussions that aid the holistic approach to our care on Springwood Unit and contribute to the effective treatment and management of each patient whilst considering discharge planning throughout their in-patient journey. Taking and receiving handovers and engaging in daily safety review discussions with the nursing team. To allocate tasks to the team, appropriate to their skill level and experience. Contact and engagements with families/carers and liaising with external services. Administration of medication. Risk management in the least restrictive manner and providing a positive approach to managing complex behaviours and involvement with the development of care plans and behaviour support plans.

We will support you by offering regular supervision, training opportunities and encourage your development and role within this evolving service on the delivery of Patient Centred Care, support for carers and evidence based practice.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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.

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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Motivate and work positively and assertively with other members of the team.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Springwood Unit

Middlecave Road


YO17 7NG

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