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Staff Nurse

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
*********2,500 'Golden Hello' Payment**********

Located at Tatchbury Mount, Southampton; Austen House is a 14 bed, low secure hospital for children and adolescents with mental health needs.

Austen House is hugely helping to meet the national shortage of beds for young people with specialist mental health needs, meaning that patients living in the south of the country will be able to access treatment closer to home, preventing them and their families having to travel long distances to receive the care they need.

As a staff nurse you will be a vital part of our multi-disciplined team helping us to deliver high standards of care to the young people we care for. Your day will be very varied and include supporting our young people through completion of nursing assessments, evaluation of care, contributing to ward reviews, training and development of junior staff and ensuring a high standard of nursing care is maintained through supervision. This post is also available to newly qualified staff and you will be offered a comprehensive preceptorship when you come to join us

We understand how important work life balance is and we know happy staff makes for outstanding care. Let us know if you require flexible working and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

If you are career driven we are here to support you. We have a competency based approach to clinical training and development, ensuring you are able to develop your skills in a safe and effective way.

Main duties of the job

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

Under the supervision of the 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 patients, 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 determinethe suitability for mental health nursing intervention.

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

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

To ensure a high standard of nursing in the application of clinical nursing proceduresand treatments including the custody, storage and administration of medicines.

To advise staff of other psychiatric services in the nursing care of difficult to managepatients when appropriate.

To maintain a high standard of nursing care during procedures and treatmentsthrough supervision and instruction.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RNLD/RSCN Sub part 1 of the NMC Register
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Commitment to Lifelong Learning

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