Staff Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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S.o.u is a modern newly refurbished 14 bedded ward based at Melbury lodge in Winchester which provides assessment & nursing care for older persons with acute mental health difficulties. We are committed to providing an exceptional standard of treatment & patient centred care for our service users in a safe, cooperative & therapeutic environment.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes Medics, Nurses, Therapists & Therapy technicians, Pharmacists & Pharmacy technicians, Health care support workers, Recovery workers & Social workers all working to provide the best possible care & aid people in their recovery.

We are currently looking for a band 5 Staff Nurse to join our established & supportive multi-disciplinary team. If you are looking for an active role to develop your clinical skills & you're highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible & resourceful with a commitment to providing support and assistance to people in their recovery we want to meet you!

We offer excellent training and personal development support. Including regular supervision & appraisal.

If this post sounds interesting to you and you would like to know more about our service and what the role entails, please contact us on the number below to arrange an informal meeting or chat to support your application. During the discussion we can consider any development needs you may have and help you decide if the post would meet your long-term career plans.

Newly qualified applicants are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific group of service users.

To supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff, including students.

To co-ordinate the patient environment on a shift by shift basis.

To co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users.

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 lead the clinical management of a designated group of service users in

assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

To ensure that junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity.

To observe, report and record changes in the service user physical, mental health

and behaviour.

To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care.

To maintain working knowledge of legislation, policy and guidance pertaining to

mental health and learning disabilities.

To identify, provide and supervise the necessary physical care to service users to

help them complete daily living activities, i.e. personal hygiene, diet and fluid

intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual

handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity and physical


To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality, spiritual

beliefs and activity, supporting the individual to fulfil these. To identify and take

action when any behaviour undermines diversity and equality.

To identify, provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and

stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional


To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of

staff and with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

To undertake prescribed physical observations as follows : blood pressure,

temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and report

exceptions as appropriate.

To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication.

To work within Trust and Professional Guidelines related to consent and capacity

to consent.

To understand the range of interventions available, the evidence base and

potential outcomes for service users.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Computer skills
  • Experience post qualifying
  • Successful completion of preceptorship
Experience Essential
  • Able to attend a five day full time induction programme
  • Able to attend and participate in all statutory training events, including manual handling and management of aggression
  • Prepared to undertake mentorship course as soon as possible after appointment

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