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Mental Health Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our lively and busy multi-disciplinary team at Kingsley Ward.

Kingsley Ward is based in Winchester and provides cares for the needs of service users across Hampshire. We provide care and treatment to service users who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis and require a short period of hospital care to support their recovery.

The newly refurbished Melbury Lodge is located close to the Solent Coast and the beautiful New Forest National Park and have excellent transportation links, either by rail (direct to Waterloo) and by road (M3/M27).

We are looking for appoint someone who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individuals who are committed to providing support and assistance to patients in their recovery.

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a supportive team, with regular support from your line manager to further develop your skills in this area of work. We can offer you career development from a Band 5 to Band 6 with specialist training opportunities.

Our Trust also offers a competitive staff benefits package to make sure our staff are well looked after, and make sure they receive what they deserve to make them feel valued. Staff are also able to park on site for free.

If this sounds interested to you, please get in touch! We would love to hear from you!

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
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision
  • training
  • Knowledge of another
  • language

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Melbury Lodge

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road



SO22 5DG

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