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Registered Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) In Teesside, are seeking professional nurses from all disciplines to continue to provide excellent care and support the changing needs of our patients. We believe in addition to Registered Mental Health Nurses the knowledge and skills of Registered Learning Disability nurse's (RLDN) and Registered General Nurses RN's would enhance and support the expanding Multi- disciplinary team approach and bring exciting joint working and development opportunities to our teams and service.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity for staff nurses to join our team at Westerdale South as we enter an exciting phase as we move to our newley refurbished ward at Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough in Autumn 2022.

Westerdale South is a 14 bedded assessment and treatment unit for older patients with organic mental health needs. We pride ourselves in providing high standards of care and feel we are progressive and forward thinking seeking to continuously improve our service. The team works collaboratively with patient's relatives and carers to provide needs led, patient centred approach, managing risk, developing a plan of care and recovery focused therapeutic interventions, working towards a safe planned discharge.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health.
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Motivate and work positively and assertively with other members of the team.

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