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.
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Ravenswood House - Mental Health Practitioner - Band 5
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 both valued and recognised. We are seeking to appoint motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking band 5 Nurse Mental Health Practitioners, who are passionate about providing the best care to our patients, to join our professional, multi-disciplinary team at Ravenswood House.
Ravenswood House is a Medium Secure inpatient unit, providing high quality care and treatment to male patients across five clinical wards based in Fareham, Hampshire. Our service has a strong focus on working together with service users with their recovery from mental health problems. The well-being of Service Users, staff and visitors is paramount to the unit ethos.
As a Nurse Mental Health Practitioner you will possess excellent communication skills, robust theoretical and working knowledge of risk assessment and management and evidenced based clinical skills. You will need to be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
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 which includes the Ravenswood House Induction. Ravenswood House is committed to ensuring that our staff have access to regular clinical supervision, 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.
Please be advised that previous applicants need not apply.
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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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