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RMN Staff Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse with outstanding communication skills and want to contribute to our vision of providing compassionate nursing care?

We are interested in hearing from people who can make a difference with their dedication, expertise, compassion and a positive outlook. As a team player you will work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care with a strong desire to improve the patient experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery, and positive and proactive care in your work with service users.

Rowan ward is a 15 bed mixed gender facility based at the Summerland's Site in Yeovil. With a health based place of safety. We are in the process of building another purpose built acute ward onsite. We are AIMS accredited and recently undertaken reaccreditation.

Main duties of the job

The role involves responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and the promotion of issues of equality and diversity in accordance with good practice and legislation.

We can offer you a supportive and welcoming environment with access to supervision, appraisals, psychology services such as reflective practice groups, and regular opportunities for both formal and informal training. There is a strong focus on staff wellbeing on the ward so you can be confident that you will have the support you need to continue to provide good clinical care.

The successful candidate must be confident, approachable, and sensitive to the issues faced by people who are in the most acute and challenging phase of their journey towards recovery.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To build rapport with this group of clients, be non-judgmental; show respect for privacy, dignity and diversity
  • Good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to educate, induct, coach and mentor junior staff and student nurses.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Ability to co-ordinate the work of others and feedback appropriately
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent observation skills.
  • Able to be reflective in practice, inform and adapt own practice, embrace new concepts and contribute to development of unit.

Please see the attached job description for full responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications and training Essential
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.
Knowledge and experiance Essential
  • Compassionate - Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives remaining sensitive and empathetic
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members.
  • Listens to others' views respecting and valuing individual patient needs
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • Ability to undertake PMVA training to required level for role.
Personal qualities Essential
  • Compassionate - Open minded, treats colleagues, patients, carers and relatives with dignity and respect.
  • To be able to demonstrate an awareness and responsibility whilst recognising the impact frequent exposure to distressing circumstances has on care and compassion.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the patients.
  • Ability to inspire hope, support recovery and make a difference.
  • Act in a ways that support equality and diversity.

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