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Registered Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post will involve working both day and night duties. This could predominantly be night duty depending on service cover. We are a dynamic and progressive community hospital setting and as a Band 5 Registered Nurse you work to support the Ward Sisters in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Experience in sub-acute medicine, rehabilitation, Neuro rehabilitation and palliative care would be an advantage however the opportunity to develop within these fields is actively encouraged and supported.

You will be supported in developing your clinical skills, supporting the Ward Sister and Junior staff on the ward.

Initiatives including RIO care records, Electronic Observations and Quality Improvement programmes are currently in progress within the Unit and your input with these will be encouraged within a supportive team.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, development and implementation of evidence-based programmes of care.
  • The unit consists of two wards where staff members work together across both.
  • Predominantly night duties, although expectation to work a combination of days and nights as service dictates
  • To demonstrate clinical decision-making skills, displaying evidence-based practice
  • To promote and maintain a high standard of individualised care by actively contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of care, ensuring that care plans are used effectively, adhered to and updated as the patient's condition dictates.
  • To provide supportive, effective communication with patients, relatives and carers
  • To assist senior staff in the day-to-day management of the ward and develop toward taking responsibility for the ward/ unit in the absence of a more senior member of staff. This will include maintaining a safe level of staffing on the wards and making appropriate decisions regarding admission and discharge of patients.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Experience with sub-acute medical and rehabilitation patient care.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of individualised care
  • Take responsibility for Case Management of Patients

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • 1st level registration

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of post registration study or relevant recognised course.
    • Ongoing professional development - personal development

    Previous Experience


    • Experience within medical - rehabilitation nursing and palliative care

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to cope under pressure
    • Willingness to be involved in changes within nursing practice
    • Demonstrates use of evidence based practice
    • Ability to develop leadership skills.
    • Mentorship of junior staff and students
    • Ability to organise work of self and others
    • Ability to problem solve

    Additional Requirements


    • Computer skills
    • Willing to develop and take responsibility
    • Reliable
    • Reasonable level of fitness

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    WBCH Inpatient Wards


    RG18 3AS

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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