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Staff Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Please note, for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced Mental Health Nurses with sound Knowledge and skills to join our Staff Nurses on Brooker Ward which is a 22 bedded unit for people suffering with Dementia and mental illness. You will work as part of the time to ensure the effective care and treatment of our Older Person Mental Health acute admission ward at St James' Hospital in Portsmouth.

You need to be motivated and an enthusiastic practitioner with a passion for older Persons mental health, You will play an important role in the team as we aspire to provide excellent care to our patients and develop our service in line with national and local guidance.

You will be a positive role model, coach and mentor junior colleagues and students, providing supervision and engagement. You will relish the role of a Staff Nurse, and if you want to make a difference to patients' lives then you need to apply. If the above interests you then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess patients /clients, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures.
  • Provides direct nursing care for patient/clients to achieve best health outcomes.
  • Ensures use of nursing knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients/clients/family/ health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeing.
  • Evaluate clinical outcomes and reports variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelines.
  • Contributes to effective discharge planning and/or referral processes to health care providers and support agencies to meet identified health needs.
  • Applies diagnostic reasoning and professional judgement to nursing practice issues/decisions.
  • Manage care of patients/clients on a day to day basis and when required manage care of all patients/clients in the absence of senior colleagues.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Practice assessor/supervisor


  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent



  • Experienced in developing care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


The Limes, St James' Hospital

Woodlands Walk




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