Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum - pro rata for part time
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)

Are you looking for something a bit different, a new challenge, a varied role?

Wathwood is an award-winning Forensic Mental Health Hospital and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care, in a secure setting to our patients.

We have exciting opportunities here at Wathwood in our unique Medium Secure setting. Whether you are newly qualified and looking to take your first step on your career ladder, or fancy a new challenge, we have something to suit everyone.

We are seeking to recruit Band 5 RMN to join our fantastic multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital to provide assessment, risk management, care and treatment to aid recovery and further the patient journey.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated nurse with mental health experience to join our teams, in a challenging but rewarding role, to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Therefore, applicants will need to:
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be committed to providing the highest standards of care
  • Promote and maintain high standards of care through excellent communication, motivation, supervision and role modelling

We want to help our staff reach their full potential and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to success. This includes a supportive and strong health and well-being team.

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse you will be required to complete Named Nurse duties for a group of patients and implement the nursing process to provide a high standard of individualised patient care to assist patients on their recovery journey in a medium secure setting.

You will be expected to take charge of shifts on a regular basis and oversee the care of all patients and the performance of team members.

You must be able to work a 7-day week, 24-hour shift pattern, including regular night shifts. You must be an RMN or completing a qualification in Mental Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC. Experience of working in Mental Health is essential. Options for flexible working and part-time working are available.

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 - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Clinical Management: To take charge of the ward on a regular basis and have delegated trust in the absence of the Ward Manager to manage the allocated resources to maintain their effectiveness and efficiency, taking appropriate action to meet set standards and targets. Organise and be responsible for workload in such a way that care is effective as well as efficient.

Clinical Practice: To participate fully as a member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team in initiating, implementing and evaluating operational policies and clinical practice against agreed criteria.

Health Promotion: Assisting patients in maintaining their physical wellbeing, coexisting within Health of the Nation targets.

Quality: Ensure that the level of service provided in the ward environment is to the agreed Quality Standards. Actively promote a responsible, caring attitude at all times ensuring that all staff treat patients with dignity and respect.

Risk: To undertake personal responsibility for ensuring risk assessments are carried out and implemented within the patients care programme.

The role is varied and offers major opportunities to develop your skills in many of the extended roles such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Substance Misuse, Primary Healthcare and Violent Offender Treatment Programme. Your continued Professional Development is complimented with an extensive training and induction package.

Other benefits include on-site Union representation, substantial NHS pension scheme, free parking and use of the multi-gym, sports hall and swimming pool.

You will be required to complete mandatory training to assist your professional development.

Person Specification
  • oRMN (RN(M)) or working towards mental health nursing qualification

Further Training
  • Evidence of Post Registration Development/Accredited Training/Courses

Work experience
  • Understand current mental health legislation
  • Understand Clinical Risk Assessment
  • Experience of planning and being in charge of a ward
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting

  • Aware of National and Local Issues impacting on Nursing Care

  • Ability to function within a team
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to develop professional working relationships with a challenging patient group
  • Evidence of good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients' nursing care
  • Evidence of ability to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Dispositional Attributes
  • Have a commitment to personal development/motivated
  • Evidence of empathetic/non-judgemental attitude
  • Evidence of ability to work under stress and manage stressful situations

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