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Staff Nurse - Ruby Ward

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Ruby Ward is a mixed 17 beds inpatient unit caring for older adults patients with acute mental health difficulties.

The team consist of a consultant psychiatrist, nurses, occupational/art/music therapists, physiotherapists, health care workers and work collaboratively with the Community team.

We have a sensory room which is used for patients with more complex needs and our visiting hours are 24 hours.

Main duties of the job

Patients receive individualised care and treatment based on the Care Programme Approach (CPA) which highlights crisis management and a place of safety, specialised risk assessments and risk management, intensive assessment, treatment and therapy, stabilisation of acute symptoms and relapse prevention.

The service offers:
  • Assistance to acquire and enhance coping skills that promote and enable self- help and the self-management of mental health problems and difficulties
  • Collaborative, structured approach towards assisting people to achieve their own recovery
  • Diverse range of care interventions
  • Individualised planning of treatment and care
  • Specialist mental health and risk assessment

Staff in these wards work closely with the Crisis Resolution and HomeTreatment Teams (CRHT) and the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT).

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful you should have experience of working within a care setting and have a good understanding of social care or a willingness to learn the process, whilst working under the direction of senior staff.

We are looking for people who can bring commitment, reliability, enthusiasm and determination to take forward our service in new and innovative ways. In return we offer training and development of staff, support through regular Supervision and Appraisal, assisting you in setting realistic objectives.

If successful you will be involved with a wide multi-disciplinary team caring for adults. It is essential that you are interested in and excited at the opportunity to work with adult people, but training will be provided. You will care for your patients holistically, and work in a Multi- disciplinary setting . You will be able to adapt quickly to changing situations and provide high quality care to your patients.

Person Specification



  • Registration Mental Health Nurse RMN Part 3
  • Meet the requirements for revalidation as set out by the NMC
  • Good standard of written and spoken English



  • Knowledge and understanding of health legislation, principles of CPA and Care Management, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act 1983 and safeguarding, the NHS Constitution, and risk assessment / management
  • Understanding of / and the ability to conduct assessments and review of care in line with the requirements of the mental health care clusters
  • The ability to devise comprehensive care plans that incorporate effective, individualised and evidence-based therapy interventions



  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Team working skills
  • Able to formally supervise junior colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Crystal Centre




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