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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
*2500 Golden Hello Payment*

We are recruiting for Staff Nurses for our 5 Mental Health Inpatient Wards. You create/deliver care plans, contribute to Quality Improvement and will advocate for service users. There is an expectation to work unsocial.

*Elmwood Ward - A 17 bed Organic Dementia ward. We offer assessment and nursing care to vulnerable adults. We are known to manage complex challenging behaviours leading to a safe discharge. For further info, please contact Ester Muteto on 01256 376441.

*Beechwood Ward - An 18 bed Older Person's Acute Admission Ward. We promote least restrictive practice and have a very experienced team on Beechwood ward. For further info, please contact Elaine Comez on 01256 376432.

*Hazel Ward - PICU - A 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit for male service users of working age. We aim to provide a service to people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. For further info, please contact Charlotte Dodd on 01256 376536.

*Cherry Ward - A 16 bed female only ward, with a further 2 MoD speciality beds, for patients with acute mental health needs. For further info, please contact Clare Thomas, Ward Manager on 01256 303070.

*Juniper Ward - An 18 bed male only ward with a further 6 MoD speciality beds. We hold a morning meeting with our patients to plan the day and address any challenges. We close the day with Tea and Toast which is an evening reflection group. For more info, please contact Jessamy Vincent on 01256 376372.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to contribute where required to the provision of a 24 hour, seven day acute inpatient service.

You will work under the supervision of the Ward Manager and Nurse Team Leaders, adhering to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

You will develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with patients, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met. You will carry out all relevant forms of care, taking charge of the ward from time to time as allocated. As part of your professional development programme, you will be expected to attend additional training and actively participate in monthly supervision.

You will work as an active member of the wider unit team, taking lead responsibility for a key project/ subject matter.

You will be required to prioritise attendance at all training, attend supervision and apply reflective practice continuously to enable learning needs to be identified and met.

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

The post holder will be required to:

*Partake in clinical and management supervision and attend all developmental training sessions.

*Take charge of a ward from time to time as allocated.

*Adhere to those stipulations as defined in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.

*Exercise leadership within the service by ensuring sound organisation, good communication and relationships within the nursing team under the guidance and supervision of the Ward Manager and Nurse Team Leader.

*Inform the Ward Manager and/or Nurse Team Leaders of any specific clinical activity as appropriate.

*Inform the Ward Manager and/or Nurse Team Leaders of any professional issues as necessary.

*Report to, or assist/advise the Ward Manager and/or Nurse Team Leaders of any matters of complaint.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN - Sub part 1 of the NMC Register
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Commitment to Lifelong Learning and completion of the rotational developmental programme of training.

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