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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit Band 5 nurses to join us on our inpatient wards at Alton Community Hospital.

In May 2022 we opened Inwood ward a refurbished 20 bedded rehabilitation ward. This ward works alongside Anstey ward also a 20 bedded rehabilitation ward. We work together as a nurse and therapy led unit with support from GPs & a Consultant Practitioner.

This is an exciting time, working towards an integrated MDT approach which recognises the important role that the Community Hospitals play in supporting the home first approach and working with the wider system acute trusts and adult service colleagues. If you would you like to contribute to the delivery of high standard patient care we would like to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on being caring, competent and compassionate. Patients and service users are at the heart of everything that we do. We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve. We are looking for people who share our mindset and are passionate about providing the best care.

We also offer our staff bespoke training packages, developments and leadership pathways. At work you will also be encouraged to take part in our extensive Health and Wellbeing programme, as we believe that you must be at your best to provide the best care to our patients and service users.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high standards of care for patients and their families by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care without direct supervision
  • Assist in ward management, taking charge of the area in the absence of the clinical sister or ward manager.

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 at Level 1


  • Educated to diploma levelTo have completed the mentorship course WJ 390Q.



  • Previous experience in a medical setting


  • Experience in care of the elderly and rehabilitationEvidence of recent study at Level 2 / 3

Additional Criteria


  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality care to the Elderly client groupEvidence of good written and oral communication skillsSound clinical skills, relevant to the specialityUnderstanding of risk managementAbility to prioritise and manage work pressures of self and othersComputer literateCommitment to CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alton Community Hospital

Chawton Park Road



GU34 1RJ

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