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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
28 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Are you looking for something a bit different, a new challenge, a varied role?

Wathwood is an award-winning Forensic Mental Health Hospital and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care, in a secure setting to our patients.

We have exciting opportunities here at Wathwood in our unique Medium Secure setting. Whether you are newly qualified and looking to take your first step on your career ladder, or fancy a new challenge, we have something to suit everyone.

We are seeking to recruit Band 5 RMN to join our fantastic multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital to provide assessment, risk management, care and treatment to aid recovery and further the patient journey.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated nurse with Mental Health experience to join our teams, in a challenging but rewarding role, to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will need to:
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be committed to providing the highest standards of care
  • Promote and maintain high standards of care through excellent communication, motivation, supervision and role modelling

We want to help our staff reach their full potential and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to success. This includes a supportive and strong health and well-being team.

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse you will be required to complete Named Nurse duties for a group of patients and implement the nursing process to provide a high standard of individualised patient care to assist patients on their recovery journey in a medium secure setting.

You will be expected to take charge of shifts on a regular basis and oversee the care of all patients and the performance of team members.

You must be able to work a 7-day week, 24-hour shift pattern, including regular night shifts. You must be an RMN or completing a qualification in Mental Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC. Experience of working in Mental Health is essential. Options for flexible working and part-time working are available.

You will be required to complete mandatory training to assist your professional development.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Management: To take charge of the ward on a regular basis and have delegated trust in the absence of the Ward Manager to manage the allocated resources to maintain their effectiveness and efficiency, taking appropriate action to meet set standards and targets. Organise and be responsible for workload in such a way that care is effective as well as efficient.

Clinical Practice: To work in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary Team in initiating, implementing and evaluating operational policies and clinical practice against agreed criteria.

Health Promotion: Assisting patients in maintaining their physical wellbeing, coexisting within Health of the Nation targets.

Quality: Ensure that the level of service provided in the ward environment is to the agreed Quality Standards. Actively promote a responsible, caring attitude at all times ensuring that all staff treat patients with dignity and respect.

Risk: To undertake personal responsibility for ensuring risk assessments are carried out and implemented within the patients care programme.

Person Specification



  • RMN (RN(M)) or working towards mental health nursing qualification



  • Evidence of Post Registration Development/Accredited Training/Courses



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Understand current mental health legislation
  • Understand Clinical Risk Assessment
  • Experience of planning and being in charge of a ward


  • Aware of National and Local Issues impacting on Nursing Care



  • Evidence of empathetic/non-judgmental attitude
  • Evidence of ability to work under stress and manage stressful situations
  • Have a commitment to personal development/motivated



  • Evidence of ability to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Ability to function within a team
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to develop professional working relationships with a challenging patient group
  • Evidence of good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients' nursing care

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Wathwood Hospital

Gipsy Green Lane, Wath upon Dearne


S63 7TQ

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