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Staff Nurse - Older Adult Mental Health

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

If you are looking for an exciting new chance to use your clinical skills to make a difference, working in a flexible environment there is a fantastic opportunity to join our Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient Service - Woodland Ward.

We have challenging, demanding yet highly rewarding opportunities to join our multidisciplinary inpatient team. We are seeking motivated individuals with a passion for older adult mental health and a commitment to support continually improving quality.

The service consists of two inpatient wards.

The team at Newhaven are friendly, supporting and exceptionally caring, putting patient care at the heart of the work we do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery.

We can offer up to 37.5 hours a week. Our working patterns are 3-4 long days/nights (07.30-20.00/19.30-08.00) across a four week period including weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

  • We welcome newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses
  • The ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of the Older Adult inpatient service
  • The ability to work autonomously managing your own named patients, developing a plan of care.
  • The ability to problem solve, delegate, lead, co-ordinate and manage time effectively
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with a flexible and responsive approach
  • Close working with all members of the Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Undertaking mental health needs assessments
  • Assessment and Management of risk
  • Liaising with other services such as, community mental health team, Hospital at Home Team, Mental Health Liaison Team and the Acute Trust
  • Effective assessment through SBAR and care planning
  • Delegation and shift management
  • Supervising of junior staff, including students

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model to colleagues, seeking the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Assess the care needs of individual patients and then develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for them.
  • Lead a team of nurses in the provision of care to a named group of patients.
  • Provide leadership to the team of nurses in their charge, supervising, monitoring, supporting and educating them in good professional and clinical practices.
  • Assist in maintaining high standards of patient care, ensuring patients individuality and privacy are maintained at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate effective handover and communication of care
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all Trust policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the NMC code of Professional Conduct.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
  • Registered on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



  • Where the post holder is on or above the 2nd KSF gateway they will support the Clinical Coordinator role, as described as exceptional circumstances in the job description
  • Promoting peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Ensuring actions contribute to quality



  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of person centred care
  • Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and safety

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff
  • Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


New Haven, Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road


B61 0BB

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