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Rotational Charge Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a nurse with experience and a passion for working with people who have a learning disability. We have worked in partnership with our colleagues at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to develop what is now an established community and hospital liaison rotational post. Both posts are be hosted by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and we are currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join the Southampton City Community Learning Disability Team and the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disability and Autism liaison team. The post holder will undertake the roles on a 6 monthly rotational basis. The post holders are expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to the location of the rotational post. You will receive regular support from colleagues, and supervision from the Senior Nurse in both organisations reflecting the location of the post. You will benefit from our outstanding Leadership, Education and Development department who offer extensive high-quality training to help further develop your clinical and leadership skillswill help you achieve your career goals and ambitions. We are one of only a few NHS Trusts in the country to offer fully funded leadership and management qualifications to staff. We support with NMC Revalidation, and Continuing Professional Development is a high priority within the team and Trust.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Community nurse is to work within the learning disability team undertaking comprehensive assessments, interpreting, planning and implementing nursing treatment and care to service users who require an adapted learning disability service. The role also requires the nurse to mentor, supervise and support junior nurses, student nurses and support workers. While working in the community you will be working along side members of our multidisciplinary team to support people with a learning disability with a range of health issues. You will manage your own case load and manage your own time. You will be able to work creatively in a supportive team to support people to overcome their health inequalities.

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.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

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 Nurse
  • Computer skills
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training


  • level 6 or level 7 learning
  • leadership course



  • In depth experience of working with people with a learning disability.


  • Experience of working in a community team.
  • Experience of Rio computer system or other computer recording systems.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Thomas Lewis House

236 Empress Road



SO14 0JY

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