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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
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Calling all Mental Health, RCN and LD Nurses. Come and be part of our friendly and supportive team within Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

It's an exciting time to join us as we expand our nursing team, and you will have a role to play as we aspire to provide excellent patient care. You will be a registered Mental Health, RCN or LD nurse with relevant experience, who is able to demonstrate a passion for the care of patients and their families.

To support you within your role, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have an excellent learning and development program to help further develop your clinical and leadership skills. The trust knows that supporting, developing and nurturing their staff leads to outstanding patient care. We are committed to support the development of your career and have a competency based approach to clinical training and development, which will ensure you are able to apply your newly developed skills in a safe and effective way.

All staff will be asked to work flexibly across a range of day and night shifts providing care to older people with functional mental health needs or with dementia.

Please call Carrie Tungatt on 023 82318161 or email:, for more information or to arrange a tour of our wonderful unit, we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Nurse in Inpatient Services is a core member of the ward team. They will act as a 'named nurse' for a specific group of inpatients on the ward and take responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of their nursing care needs.

The nurse will take clinical leadership of the ward environment on a shift by shift basis as required working in a way that promotes the principles of recovery to ensure individualised, safe and effective care provision for all patients. In the absence of the ward manager/deputy they will also take the necessary managerial action to ensure compliance with organisational and stakeholder requirements

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.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

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 Mental Health
  • *Successful completion of preceptorship programme

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Bury Road



PO12 3PW

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