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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
28 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.

We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.

Main duties of the job

The Integrated Specialist Services provides specialist NHS services to people for whom mainstream services cannot meet their demands. We are seeking a Staff Nurse to join our Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team with IDD.

The Orion Unit is an 8 bedded inpatient service for adults with an intellectual disability and complex mental health needs and / or challenging behaviours whose needs are unable to be met within the community at any given time. We offer specialist assessment and treatmenttailored to the individual, the team works flexibly, utilising a broad range of models and interventions, within a Multi-Disciplinary Team. The Unit supports people in times of crisis, difficulty, and distress; effectively collaborating between professionals, the person, family/carers and networks that support them. We work closely with our community colleagues in health and social care.

An opportunity has arisen for a IDD Staff Nurse to work within the Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team, based at the Orion Unit at Highbury Hospital Bulwell Nottingham

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
RMN/RNLD Staff Nurse,Band 5
Orion Unit, Highbury Hospital, Nottingham, NG6 9DR
Permanent Contracts,Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Are you a Registered Staff Nurse who:
Is looking for a new opportunity to work in a team that will help develop you to achieve your goals to become the best you can be?
Wants a nursing career delivering great healthcare that you can take pride in and enjoy?
Would like a role where no two days are the same, with plenty to keep you engaged and motivated, but also a good amount of routine?

If so, then the Orion Unit at Highbury Hospital Intellectual Disabilities Service is the place to begin or continue your registered nursing career.

The successful candidate would assist in leading a team of healthcare workers, student nurses and preceptorship nurses and TNAs to develop and deliver a high-quality specialist (assessment and treatment) health service provision to adults with an Intellectual Disability. Patients accessing the service have complex and diverse needs; you will provide knowledge of multi-disciplinary/multi professional working, risk management and associated mental health care needs, to the team. You will be required to maintain records and documentation in line with Trust Policies and NMC Regulations and lead within a named nurse group; providing support to carers and families of individuals who access our services.

You will assist the unit manager and deputy team leaders in leading the team to ensure a high-quality assessment, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of patients needs and monitor the quality and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

The post holder must have experience working with patients with an intellectual disability and must be able to demonstrate awareness of current issues and legislation affecting people with intellectual disabilities in relation to detained and non-detained patients.

As part of the Orion Unit Team, you will be supported to deliver the most up to date clinical practice, you will receive active clinical and managerial supervision. You will provide clinical supervision / appraisals to named team members. We will support your ongoing career development extensive training and support and offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme if required.

You will be required to work a rational 24hr shift pattern, including days, nights, and weekends.

You will be required to have RNLD or RMN and relevant experience with working with people with and ID.

ELT have recently approved for the current golden hello offer of £2,750 (spread out as below) to be widened out to LD Inpatient Services (band 5 and band 6 Nurses).
  • After 3 months completed service, £750.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions
  • After 1 year completed service, £1000.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions
  • After 2 years completed service, £1000.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions.

If you require any further information regarding this post or personal shift pattern, please contact

Dominic Moran Ward Manager (Nurse): 0115 854 22 51

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

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Demonstrates satiffactory clinical expertise for the banding

  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care.
  • IT skills

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

  • Knowledge and understandingof current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

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