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Staff Nurse

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Marston Green
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to start a career in the NHS or continue your NHS career journey? A staff nurse role with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has development pathways in nursing via clinical and managerial routes.

Nurses within our services have gone on to have successful careers in a variety of roles including Matrons, Clinical Educators, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and specialist roles like Specialist Epilepsy nurse and Specialist Forensic Nurses.

We are looking to grow our staff nurse workforce in Eden Ward, a Low Secure Unit for up to 13 women with forensic and complex trauma histories. Due to the nature of the ward and current workforce we are looking torecruit female staff only at this point.This is interesting, at times challenging, but very rewarding work. Nursing in secure services is fascinating work with many aspects to the role, including involvement in supporting patients through offender treatment programmes and discharge planning.

At Brooklands Hospital our patients have asked for nurses who: will fight for them in MDT's to get the appropriate opportunities and support, that listen, that let them be involved in care planning and risk assessments, that have a good sense of humour and know what makes them happy. They would like nurses who are caring and talkto them and give them praise when they do well.

If you think this is you and you want to make a career start in an NHS trust that puts it's people first then please come join us.

Main duties of the job

  • Take on the role of nurse in charge daily or when delegated by the Unit Manager or Deputy and prioritise competing demands and the workload of other staff across the service including the accountability for all patient care and the wellbeing of staff and visitors to the unit.
  • The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in implementing planned packages of care from admission through to discharge within a therapeutic environment.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in and facilitate the various group activities that occur on the ward as part of the inpatient treatment programme and will act as named nurse to allocated patients.
  • Whilst full induction and training will be given, due to the specialist nature of the services it is crucial that staff have a particular interest in this patient group.
  • The post holder is required to possess and constantly update skills which enable them to provide services to this specialist group of patients.
  • The post holder will be required to provide emergency cover, at short notice, to other units in the event of temporary staff deficits.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take on the role of nurse in charge daily.
  • Ensure the positive behavioural support model is applied in practice and ensure that restrictive practices are challenged, and that low arousal techniques and non-aversive practice are implemented.
  • Ensure patient observations are carried out and recorded in line with Trust policy, contributing to every decision to instigate, discontinue or change the levels of person observations and sharing this information with patients and staff.
  • Act as named nurse to identified patients providing comprehensive person[1]centred treatment packages.
  • Ensure that dignity, choice, respect, independence and the rights of the people with learning disabilities and /or autism are maintained at all times, and to immediately raise any concerns.
  • Ensure the safety of patients at all times whilst at the same time promoting positive risk taking.
  • Ensure patients are central to and involved in all aspects of their care.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate care packages / risk assessment and make appropriate changes in a timely manner
  • Supervise staff in line with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Ensure continued personal development of self and staff team.
  • Have an awareness of relevant national and local policy and the implications for service delivery.
  • Participate in the monitoring and maintenance of standards in accordance with Trust and Unit policies and procedures, plus the NMC professional standards.
  • Be conversant with legal requirements as laid down by the Mental Health Act /Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards ensuring practice is within a legal framework
  • Inform the Unit manager of professional concerns and promote professional evidenced based practice at all times
  • Recognise own limits seeking appropriate specialist support and supervision.
  • Promote a positive and open culture both within the clinical areas and across the service
  • Maintain the physical, procedural and relational safety of patients, colleagues and self in line with current policy and practice
  • Contribute to maintaining safety and security, observing local policies and procedures in relation to risk.
  • Ensure the safe use and care of security equipment, e.g., Pinpoint Alarms, two[1]way radios, mobile phones etc.
  • Engage appropriately in the clinical supervision processes in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Ensure that the requirements of NMC Revalidation programme is met.
  • To have knowledge or be prepared to learn about the CQC requirements within an inpatient setting.
  • To be a designated named nurse to patients allocated by the Ward Manager or Deputy.

Person Specification



  • Nursing qualification Learning Disability: RNMH, RNLD
  • Nursing qualification Mental Health: RMN, RNMH Adult Nursing qualification: RGN



  • A range of experience of working with people with a mental disorder

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust



Marston Green

B37 7HL

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