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Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
We have an exciting position available at Romsey Community Hospital In-Patients. Here at Romsey we are a 18 bedded Community Rehabilitation Hospital specializing in the care and support of patients requiring intensive rehabilitation prior to discharge home. We offer a truly multi-disciplinary approach to the care of our patients, working closely with our therapy and clinician colleagues to ensure all our patients receive the outstanding care they deserve.

Southern Health Foundation Trust is pleased to offer the following training and support to all staff which includes:

*Should you be newly qualified, you will have access to engage on our 12 month preceptorship programme, supporting you to ensure that you receive the best possible start to your career - gaining peer group support and networking with other newly qualified professionals

*Support with clinical skills and mandatory training, annual performance reviews and development reviews

*Continuing CPD development through our extensive trust education and training programs

*Regular monthly clinical supervision

*Regular management supervision.

Main duties of the job

Role Purpose

*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.

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 at Level 1


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



  • Previous experience in a medical setting


  • Experience in care of the elderly and rehabilitation.
  • Evidence of recent study at Level 2,3.

Additional Criteria


  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality care to the Elderly client group
  • Evidence of good written and oral communication skills
  • Sound clinical skills, relevant to the speciality
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Ability to prioritise and manage work pressures of self and others
  • Computer literate
  • Commitment to CPD
  • A willingness to work flexibly including rotation between day and night duty
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritise and organise a clinical workload effectively
  • The ability to lead a team
  • The ability to develop effective and supportive working relationships with colleagues


  • Competent in the use of IT systems.
  • Supervisor and Assessor experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Romsey Hospital

Winchester Hill



SO51 7ZA

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