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Staff Nurse

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse on Ward 1, Harplands Hospital. This vacancy would suit someone who is looking for an exciting opportunity and wants to work on an Acute Inpatient Ward.

As a Registered Nurse you will be responsible for supporting your Manager in ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care. As a centre of excellence, you will offer a person-centred approach to their independence and well-being.

We are keen to show you any of our services and provide an opportunity to meet some team members, if you would like to arrange an informal visit prior to making an application please email Otherwise please submit your application and we guarantee an interview for all qualified practitioners with relevant mental health experience.

Main duties of the job

To act as a named nurse / care co-ordinator, to be responsible for the assessment of needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of care for these Patients and to deliver specific interventions according to assessed need.

To oversee the nursing care process and to provide direction and supervision to junior staff in meeting patient needs. To provide supervision and leadership in respect of maintaining and developing standards of practice and implementing change.

About us

Awarded Trust of the Year

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (�44)

Uniform provided

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Free parking

Job description

Job responsibilities


To act as named nurse / care coordinator for a group of patients ensuring that appropriate interventions are planned and delivered according to assessed need. To promote a positive nurse patient relationship and to engage with carers / relatives as appropriate. To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards of record keeping are adhered to.

To administer and manage medicines according to policy and local protocol. To assess patient response and provide advice and education to junior staff and both patient and carers in respect of prescribed medicines.

Provide support and guidance to junior or less experienced staff in the planning and delivery of nursing care for individuals for whom they are named nurse / worker. To provide support to patients within this group at times when the named nurse / worker is unavailable. E.g. periods of annual leave sickness etc. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record keeping for this group of patients.

Maintain the therapeutic milieu, taking a proactive approach, supervising and supporting others in the same. Planning clinical activity in accordance with the needs of the patient group. To take an active role in the clinical programme including facilitation of specific group activities or individual interventions. Participating in forward planning and evaluation of the clinical programme. Having an awareness of how an individuals behaviour and presentation can impact upon the milieu and demonstrating a positive influence through ones own conduct.

Taking prompt action on changes in condition, liaising with other members of the clinical (Multi-disciplinary) team when necessary, reviewing nursing care and communicating any amendments to the care plan.

Develop skills in respect of specific interventions that are appropriate to the clinical area, act as a lead in developing nursing practice in relation to this.

Person Specification



  • Valid NMC registered nursing qualification.



  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting, including student/placement setting.

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Harplands Hospital

Stoke on Trent


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