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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Whether you are newly qualified or an established Staff Nurse, we can offer you some fantastic opportunities to build upon & consolidate your learnings or help you strive towards your next career goal.

Our Preceptorship program is designed to support your development into the mental health in-patients staff nurse role with a bespoke induction week, monthly supervision & training sessions, and a comprehensive structure of on-going support.

As an established staff nurse, we can offer great learning opportunities to support your continued professional development.

Orchid is a mixed 20 bed Ward that provides care for older adults with functional mental health conditions. Based in Reading, located close to the amenities of the town centre and a leafy park, the ward works closely with patients and families to help them to identify their needs and participate actively in their care, providing a place of empathy, kindness, and compassion. We have created a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to make positive change.

Main duties of the job

1. To be the best you can be, individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

2. To be fully aware of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust Nursing Strategy and to use it as guidance for nursing practice.

3. To co-ordinate and direct effective nursing care.

4. To provide and maintain the highest possible standards of care.

5. To undertake physical health monitoring.

6. To act as Key/Associate worker to a group of patients.

7. To ensure that wherever possible the patients' expectations are met.

8. To continue self-development in clinical and management practice.

9. To be aware of personal responsibilities in relation to the NMC Code

10. To liaise with members of other professions and with those providing support services.

11. To provide a role model by attitude and example.

12. To ensure that the requirements of all Mental Health Legislation are met.

13. To provide an environment in which the educational needs of all learners are met.

14. To demonstrate procedures to and supervise qualified or unqualified staff.

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:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Previous experience working in a mental health care setting.
  • Desire to undertake further training and self-improvement to support patient experience.
  • Good oral and written communication
  • IT literate

  • 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, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Ivy Omari on 01189605238 or email: wholl be delighted to help.

    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



    • Registered General or Mental Health Nurse
    • Evidence of continuing professional development and portfolio of evidence available
    • IT literate


    • Mentorship qualification

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Desire to undertake further training and self-improvement to support patient experience

    Previous Experience


    • Previous experience working in a mental health care setting


    • Clinical Governance

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Good oral and written communication
    • Mental Health legislation, which includes the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DOLs
    • Team working and the ability to play an effective part in the wider MDT

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to travel to multiple sites

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Prospect Park Hospital

    Honey End Lane, Tilehurst


    RG30 4EJ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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