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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health Older Adult Services

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum + HCA
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have exciting opportunities for a Registered Nurse RMN to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team working at our older adult inpatient ward based at Thurrock Community Hospital.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Main duties of the job

Meadowview inpatient facility provides care to older people, over the agency of 65, suffering from mental health problems where the problems are deemed to be such that admission to hospital is the only safe option.

Thurrock Hospital has close transport links to London and the surrounding areas, plus easy access to the M25 and A13 with free parking on site.

Previous applicants need not apply

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation and holistic assessment of patients with complex organic mental health nursing care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of inpatient treatment plans. Upholding the Recovery and social inclusion model will be upheld, reducing anti stigma.

The post holder will have completed preceptorship or will be required to complete their preceptorship and will work under the overall supervision of a Band 7 or 6 Supervisor However, the post holder will regularly be required to work without direct supervision and will be designated to take charge of the unit in the absence of senior staff. In addition, the postholder will be expected to have leadership skills that allow safe practice to be upheld whilst able to take charge of junior staff to undertake relevant forms of care.

The post holder will supervise junior staff and to be able to impart knowledge to qualified and teach unqualified and students, including basic or post basic students. Patients, relatives, carers and other staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable, helpful and co-operative with other staff, upholding the ethos of EPUT of good customer careat all times with an awareness of own attitude at all times.

The post holder will have the attributes of the 6Cs as outlined by the Principles of Nursing Practise Care, Communication, Compassion, Courage, Competence and Commitment.

We offer a service that is provided by a team that shares the workload fairly, acknowledges individual abilities and skills and recognises the individual staff members responsibility when providing care. Staff support and supervision are integral to our service. The Ward team is multidisciplinary, consisting of Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Clerical staff, domestics, Physiotherapy staff and occupational therapists with close liaison with Social Services, and other related disciplines.

An understanding of the Recovery Model approach is required, taking into account the needs of families and carers, whilst working under the direction of senior staff.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RGN
  • Completion of Preceptorship
  • Evidence of personal and profession development in comtemporary mental health
Knowledge Essential
  • Sound Risk Assessment skills
  • A sound knowledge of Mental Health Act
  • Sound knowledge of CPA
  • Good Physical Health knowledge and how it impacts on mental health
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Good understanding of Medication Management and the importance of accurate recording.
  • Competence to function in a busy ward environment
  • Offer support and guidance to junior members of the team. Be able to role model good practise.

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