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Staff Nurse- Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year £25,655 to £31,534 pa
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to work with Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust as a Band 5 Staff Nurse on Kingsholm Ward in our award-winning Wotton Lawn Hospital. Inpatient services within Wotton Lawn Hospital have been rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC.

Wotton Lawn Hospital is an 88 bedded Adult Acute Inpatient Hospital situated in the heart of the historic City of Gloucester; within the culturally and geographically diverse county of Gloucestershire. The County of Gloucestershire has a lot to offer; including the city of Gloucester itself with its vibrant Historic Docks/Quays, Canal, Cathedral and Kingsholm Rugby Stadium; the city of Cheltenham Spa, with its vibrant shopping centre, arts, music and theatre, and its famous racecourse, home of the Gold Cup Festival; the county is also home of the Royal Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds (AONB). Gloucestershire as a county is centrally positioned geographically; with good travel links to other areas of the UK.

We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so you will need to be able to work rotational shifts.

Main duties of the job

We are now seeking a highly motivated and committed Band 5 Staff Nurse to complement our current multidisciplinary team. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an RMN seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives, with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing an acute mental health concern.

Wotton Lawn Hospital prides itself on providing a vital service to the citizens of Gloucestershire in supporting their journey to recovery from an episode of acute mental ill health. All wards are serviced by an enthusiastic, multi-professional team of people, including Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates, Health Care Assistants, Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Health and Exercise Practitioners, Psychologists, and other allied health care professionals. Kingsholm Ward is a busy 15 bedded, male, adult acute admissions ward.

In return for your commitment we will provide the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive induction and Mental Health Nurse development programme (including a comprehensive Preceptorship Programme for newly registered nurses) which ensures that you feel fully supported with the right tools to undertake this challenging, but rewarding job. We will provide you with access to Post Registration training courses to help staff meet both your own identified continued professional development needs and the developing needs of this service.

About us

If you think that you would like to be involved in this rewarding service and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Ward Manager Holly Fear on 01452 894617 or email

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 4th July 2022

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Job description Job responsibilities

This post is eligible for the Trusts Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trusts intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNM)
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Experience of working within an In-Patient or residential setting
  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
  • Experience in the provision of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • Completion of preceptorship programme if less than 1 year experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act & legal aspects of Mental Health care
  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
  • Knowledge of evidence based intervention with service users in an all phases of mental illness
  • An understanding of national policy in relation to mental health
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs
  • Knowledge of child care / protection issues
  • Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights

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