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Staff Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of a full time staff nurse at Clifton Lodge Care Home. A unique career opportunity to become a key member of the nursing team, you must be enthusiastic, motivated with good communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure. You must be a team player and willing to go the extra mile for our residents care.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the holistic mental health, physical health and social care needs assessment and the development, implementation and evaluation of clients who require admission to our Nursing Home.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work under the overall supervision of the Registered Care Home Manager or Deputy.

However, the post holder when they have completed their preceptorship will regularly be required to work without direct supervision and will be designated to take charge of the unit in the absence of senior staff. In addition, the post holder will be expected to gain leadership skills that allow safe practice to be upheld whilst able to take charge of junior staff to undertake relevant forms of care. The post holder will supervise junior staff and to be able to impart knowledge to qualified and teach unqualified and students, including basic or post basic students.

Residents, relatives, carers and other staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable, helpful and co-operative with other staff, upholding the ethos of EPUT of good customer care at all times with an awareness of own attitude at all times.

The post holder will have the attributes of the 6Cs as outlined by the Principles of Nursing Practise Care, Communication, Compassion, Courage, Competence and Commitment.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RGN
  • Evidence of personal and professional devlopmemnt in contemporary mental health
  • Completion of preceptorship
Knowledge Essential
  • A sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Produce personalised care plans in line with the assessment and risk assessment
  • Good physical health knowledge
Skills/Knowledge Essential
  • Competent in leading a shift, prioritising, assessing and managing risk
  • Good understanding of medication management and the importance of accurate recording
  • Sound observation skills and the ability to competently risk assess

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