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Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lookout Hopewood Hospital

Staff Nurse

Band 5

Hours - Full and Part time posts available

Hopewood Hospital in Sherwood, Nottingham has 32 beds across 3 wards and is based on site with an education facility for our inpatients, a CAMHS community base with specialist teams and both inpatient and community perinatal teams

Hercules Ward has exciting opportunities for an experienced RMN or RNLD to join our teams. We have one full and one part time post available.

Main duties of the job

Hercules Ward is an 8 bedded psychiatric intensive care unit that works with young people experience severe and enduring mental health problems. We work closely with families and a full MDT to ensure positive outcomes for young people and we encourage staff to be fully involved in patients care and participate in both group and 1:1 work.

Our nurses have a key clinical role within a well established multidisciplinary team. You will need to demonstrate that you have experience of working with people with mental health problems and supporting carers /families in an acute environment. You should have a working knowledge of the management of safeguarding processes, have excellent communication and leadership skills & be willing to work across a 24 hour/7 day rota.

The hospital is supported by a senior nurse who remains on site 24 hours a day.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Further details regarding the job role and essential criteria can be found in the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment


  • Experience of working with Children, yp and their families.
  • Experience as a qualified RMN/RNLD



  • Able to demonstrate relevant skills relating to the role
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with young people, families, colleagues and multi-agencies in various formats
  • Demonstrates good organisation skills
  • Demonstrates good leadership skills
  • Demonstrates effective MDT working as well as the ability to work autonomously


  • Demonstrates skills in supporting other staff and students



  • RMN/RNLD Qualification


  • Evidence of commitment to post graduate training and development



  • Knowledge of mental health and emotional disorders health
  • Knowledge of issues relevant to young people
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation - MHA/MCA/DOLs


  • Knowledge of local and national challenges

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



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