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Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

We are searching for enthusiastic and motivated staff to join our inpatient service.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team within the acute care pathway.

We have opportunities for qualified and registered mental health staff nurses (RMN) to join our compassionate and recovery focused teams caring for older people on Cherry Ward, Highbury Hospital.

Cherry ward offers care and support for patient presenting with Mental Health needs. You have the opportunity to apply to become a member of a multi-disciplinary team on any one of our MHSOP wards.

Main duties of the job

We need registered mental health nurses who are driven to provide high quality care to patients and their families with individuals over 65years suffering from complex mental health needs.

We need nurses who are approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills and who excel at being part of a team.

You will become part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team with focus on assessment of need, treatment and recovery, while placing the service user and their families at the centre of care planning.

You will have the opportunity to gain further training and experience working as a link nurse specialising in areas such as the mental health act, physical health, addiction, etc.

If you are driven to provide good quality care for vulnerable adults, if you believe in our trusts fundamental standards then this could be the opportunity for you.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The role will be incredibly rewarding, supporting many of our patients in returning home to their lives in the community, or into a Care Home environment. A great ending to the therapeutic relationship which we have built with them and pride ourselves on.

We recognise our services as highly specialised, whereby our nurses are able to develop professionally within both mental and physical health. Our ward is supported by a range of allied health professionals, who support and guide our team, enhancing our nursing skills to improve the lives of our patents and ultimately promote their optimum recovery.

Suitable Applicants will:
  • be a registered mental health nurse with experience of working with this patient group;
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • be able to problem solve and be an able negotiator;
  • have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • be reliable, motivated, and flexible with the desire to work with older adults;
  • be an effective team player, able to work with a wide range of professionals as well as patients and their families;
  • be hard-working and able to maintain and contribute to a high standard of care;
  • be able to work on a 24-hr rota basis, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applications from Nurses with specific interests or areas of expertise to expand current team knowledge and service provision to patients are welcomed.

Interested? We would like to hear from you.

Person Specification
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care

  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.

  • Specialist and area specific experience.

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