Staff Nurse Low Secure Recovery - Male applicants only - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
In line with the Equality Act 2010 there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement to appoint a male to this post on the grounds of

*Decency or privacy

*The provision of personal services

An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 5 qualified Mental Health Nurses (RMN) to work with the Gloucester Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust in our award winning Wotton Lawn Hospital.

The Montpellier Unit is a 12 bedded Low Secure Unit for males suffering from a mental disorder and reaching the threshold for this level of security. The Unit is run by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and is a member of the Devon Partnership New Care Model for Secure Services in the South West Region of England.

Montpellier is a 12 bedded Low Secure Unit, providing care for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an RMN qualified nurse seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives, with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health concern.

We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who would like to work on this rewarding service to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific group of service users
  • Supervise mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users
  • To act as a named nurse for an allocated group of patients, implementing all aspects of care for the patient.
  • Act as shift coordinator at least 50% of time, managing the work of the ward clinically and environmentally.
  • 12 male beds within County Wide Low Secure Recovery Service
  • To work from work base (Montpellier) providing outreach in accordance with therapeutic activity demands/individual need and intervention plans
  • Work hours flexibly and routinely to meet service requirements.

About us

In return for your commitment we will provide the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive induction and Mental Health Nurse development programme which ensures that you feel fully supported with the right tools to undertake this challenging but rewarding job. Professionals will participate in a variety of practice development initiatives. We will provide you with access to Post Registration training courses including those in teaching and assessing and a range of other training to help staff meet both their own development needs and the developing needs of this service. CPD will be provided by our academic local university partners.

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application

Person Specification NMC registered Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
  • GCSE's Maths, Science and English
  • Mental Health Trained
Experience Essential
  • Team Working Experience
  • NMC registered
  • Evidence of Supporting Others
  • Mentoring

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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