Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Southfield has a new female ward opening and provides specialist care and treatment for people with serious mental illness in a secure environment who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Service Users are aged between 18 -- 65 years old, and may have either committed a criminal offence, or have challenging behaviour. We will have one male ward and one female ward split into two halves. The main purpose of the unit is to assist Service Users to understand and manage their own mental health, so that where possible, they can be reintegrated back into the community.

This role will offer an opportunity to offer career defining training it will offer exposure to a very distinctive and rewarding environment, where you will be part of a close-knit team.

We would welcome applications from, RMN or RNLD nurses who have a passion for working with multi-disciplinary teams as we pride ourselves on this. The person we are looking for should possess excellent team working skills, be patient focused and embracing of the Trust values.

We would also welcome applications from students or newly qualified nurses: you will be fully supported and encouraged to develop your clinical skills; you will also be invited to take part in the Trusts Preceptorship Programme that will provide you with the practical skills required of you in this role. Our LEAD team offer unparalleled training and development opportunities and CPD; all staff are encouraged to access these.

Main duties of the job

To contribute where required to the provision of a 24 hour, seven day a week In-patient based service, across an acute care pathway.

Under the supervision of the Clinical Ward Manager and Charge Nurses, you are required to work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. Develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met. To carry out all relevant forms of care and will be designated to take charge of a ward in the absence of a charge nurse.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a nursing assessment when appropriate, of referred cases to determine

the suitability for forensic mental health nursing intervention.

To act as a prime provider of care for allocated patient(s) by planning, assessing and

evaluating patient programmes of care.

To frequently prepare for, participate in and attend ward rounds and other multiprofessional


To ensure a high standard of nursing in the application of clinical nursing procedures

and treatments including the custody, storage and administration of medicines.

To advise staff of other psychiatric services in the nursing care of difficult to manage

patients when appropriate.

To maintain a high standard of nursing care during procedures and treatments

through supervision and instruction.

To ensure patients' rights are maintained and protected under the Mental Health


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health/
  • Learning Disability Nurse with
  • Professional NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Continuing
  • Professional Development (CPD)
  • Commitment to Lifelong Learning

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