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Mental Health Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Description

2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides high quality, specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the surrounding region. As a Trust we are dedicated to delivering help and support to people experiencing mental ill–health as well as providing education to their families and carers. Our community services are supported by our inpatient settings which provide high quality assessment, treatment and care.

As a Trust we are fully committed to delivery of the Chief Nursing Officers '6 Cs' strategy for Compassion in Practice. The 6c’s are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. We are working hard to build on a culture of compassionate care and embed these values in all that we do.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Laurel House is a specialist 13 bedded inpatient recovery unit, based in the community. It offers placements for a max of two years for individuals, often presenting with complex needs, who are recovering from a severe and enduring mental illness (predominately psychosis).

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to join our multidisciplinary team. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a good understanding, and is committed to the principles of recovery and social inclusion.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the unit over a 24 hour shift pattern, acting as shift co-ordinator to ensure effective use of resources. Individually you will also have responsibility as named-nurse/care co-ordinator for up to 4 patients at any one time, delivering all aspects of care from admission, to arranging discharge. The ability to communicate well with a range of agencies is a distinct advantage. You will also be expected to have good understanding of risk assessment and the difficulties working in a ‘stand-alone’ unit.

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

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

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact David Lozynskyj or Jan Thompson on  ( Phone number removed )  or alternately via e-mail ( Email address removed )

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all new employees to the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £44 for an enhanced check or £26 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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