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Nurse Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Nurse Mental Health Practitioner

Woodhaven – Ashford Unit

Mental Health Practitioner – Band 5

**********£2,500 ‘Golden Hello’ Payment**********

Awarded with this vacancy!

Apply now and if you are successfully recruited you will receive £2,500

Terms and conditions apply for full details please contact Rachel Makgatho on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Southern Health is an NHS Foundation Trust, providing a range of mental health, learning disability, community health and social care services. We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve. We employ around 9,000 people in various roles, and we believe that working with us isn’t just a job, it’s a career, where your ideas are listened to, your skills and successes are valued and recognised, and the patient is at the heart of everything you do.

Come, join our team…

Working at Southern Health isn’t just a job, it’s a career. Your ideas are listened to, your skills and successes are valued and recognised.We are now seeking to appoint motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking band 5 Staff Nurses at Woodhaven, Ashford Unit, who are passionate about providing the best care to our patients to complement our existing team.

The Ashford Unit is a low secure inpatient service for adults with learning disabilities. The goal of our service is to promote service user independence. We do this by working closely with them, supporting them to develop the skills they need to achieve their aspirations.

The Ashford Unit provides service users with intensive support in a secure environment. We help people with learning disabilities that also have a mental illness, such as a personality disorder, or challenging behaviour. The Ashford Unit is the only NHS run service of its kind in Hampshire.

We understand that in order to maximise the quality of care we provide we must invest in the development of our staff. To support this development we provide a robust and supportive induction programme for all new staff. In addition, our service is highly committed to ensuring that staff have access to regular clinical supervision as well as, group reflective practice and a number of training opportunities to ensure continuing professional development.

For successful candidates we offer a number of excellent benefits including:

Forensic Lead Payment of £1,401 PA (£11675 per month)

An Employee Assistance Program – offering independent advice on a wide range of issues such as; career development, finances, legal issues, family life, health, grief and loss etc.

Ongoing Training and Development opportunities

Subsidized meals in our on-site cafeteria

Free car parking

Big Brand NHS Discounts and Offers

Use of an onsite gym

Child Care Vouchers

Cycle to Work Scheme

So, if you are person and patient-centered, passionate and dedicated individual, who can demonstrate you have the right skills, knowledge and ability to undertake this role, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the unit, prior to applying, please contact Rachel Makgatho Clinical Ward Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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.

UK Registration

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

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