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Staff Nurse (Mental Health)

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you motivated, enthusiastic and want to make a real difference?

We provide a specialist Inpatient service for adults with mental health needs across 3 inpatient wards and 2 rehabilitation units. Our teams sit within the Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability Service Delivery Unit.

Due to promotion we are looking for a dynamic, motivated and passionate person to join us as a Staff Nurse on the Hadley Unit.

The Hadley Unit sits in our Inpatient pathway and is the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that covers the county of Worcestershire. It sits alongside the Assessment ward, the Treatment Ward, and two Rehabilitation units within the pathway.

Hadley Unit is a 9 bed mixed gender treatment ward that is situated in Worcester. The Hadley Unit is a referral-based service we can accept referrals from a number of sources including the community, acute wards and patients detained by the Ministry of Justice.

The Hadley Unit have recently opened the regions first state of the art Sensory Room within a PICU. Our vision is to be able to offer alternative treatment methods and coping strategies that empower patients throughout their on-going recovery.

Main duties of the job

As one of the Staff Nurses you will work closely with the management and medical team, alongside the Complex Discharge facilitator, Home Treatment Teams and the Crisis Resolution Team.

Part of your role is to ensure patient care is of the highest standards, you act as a role model at all times and use your initiative to maintain quality and safety. Alongside an already established management team you will assist in supporting and educating junior staff.

As an organisation we live by and pride ourselves by our organisational values, which are that we are Caring Ambitious Responsive Empowering Supportive.

The inpatient teams are friendly and welcoming, providing a nurturing team environment to foster personal, and professional, development in a challenging, but an interesting environment. Inpatient services have consistently received nominations, and awards, at the Trust Annual Award Ceremony. We were also shortlisted for the HSJ Awards in Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice for our work in Mental Health Red2Green and continue to work collaboratively with ECIP and other Trusts nationally

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Sound clinical skills
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care



  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of person centred care
  • Knowledge of the ageing
  • process and related mental and physical health problems
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and safety



  • RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
  • Registered on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Attended control and restraint course within the last 12 months
  • CPR course
  • Teaching and assessing qualification



  • Where the post holder is on or above the 2nd KSF gateway they will support the Clinical Coordinator role, as described as exceptional circumstances in the job description
  • Promoting peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Ensuring actions contribute to quality

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Hadley Unit, Elgar Unit

Newtown Hospital



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