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Registered Nurses -RN/RNMH/RNLD


Job Description

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Flexible Staffing Service - Registered Nurses – RN/RNMH/RNLD

Rate of Pay: Band 5 - £1109 per hour

Location: City wide

Hours: As & when required

The Flexible Staffing Service provides experienced Registered Nurses – RN/RNMH/RNLD to fill vacant shifts across the Trust working in a variety of mental health and learning disability settings as and when required.

It is essential you hold current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) either as:

(a) Registered Nurse – Adult (RN)

(b) Registered Nurse - Mental Health (RNMH)

(c) Registered Nurse – Learning Disabilities (RNLD)

You must have completed your preceptorship and be available to work within any 24-hour/7 day period including Bank Holidays and possess a comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and 2007 updates and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). You should be able to communicate effectively, possess the ability to relate to all service users and to work confidently in a range of settings. Additionally you will be able to demonstrate proficient organisational, leadership and relevant IT skills together with ongoing professional development.

Please note:

(1) Your application will be assessed before the closing date. If you meet all the essential criteria you will be invited to interview which will be communicated to you through the NHS Jobs website

(2) All successful applicants MUST attend the Trust’s Welcome & mandatory training programme (4 days) and in addition Comprehensive Safeguarding Training (1 day)

(3) The Person Specifications can be found at the end of each Job Description - please look in each 'Job-Specific' document fields to locate these

For further information please contact the Flexible Staffing Team on (0114) 226 3056

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

All communication for this position will be through NHS Jobs, so please ensure you access your account regularly and turn on notifications.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £4823) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a 'Two Ticks' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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