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Senior Staff Nurse

Job Description

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.

With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

Our Senior Staff Nurse 3 role involves:

  • Adhering at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Conducting a legal, ethical, and accountable practice and remaining open to the scrutiny of peers.
  • Respecting the rights of others sensitively and with regard to issues of equality and diversity.
  • Promoting ethical practice in others.
  • Maintaining and supporting compliance with current legislation, government, and local policy including the Mental Health Act.
  • Supporting health, safety and security within legislative requirements and in adherence to identified standards and local policy
  • Supporting the implementation of Clinical Governance and Standards for Better Health
  • Participating in maintaining the physical, relational and procedural security of the service to ensure the safety of all
  • Recognising the value of effective communication and the potential for developing therapeutic relationships, effective teamwork, interdisciplinary working, and customer care.
  • Utilising effective communication to develop professional therapeutic relationships, optimise patient engagement and facilitate interdisciplinary working
  • Managing sensitive communication.
  • Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Supporting staff in the assessment, planning, and review of care plans in partnership with patients within an evidence based framework.
  • Acting as key worker for a designated group of patients, and associate nurse as required.
  • Compiling and supporting positive risk management plans for patients.
  • Participating in interdisciplinary pre-admission assessment of referred patients.
  • Respecting the role and function of the team and accept and support collective responsibility for team decisions.
  • Operating effectively as a team member.
  • Acting as mentor/preceptor and contributing to the development of student nurses and other members of the team.
  • Assessing health care workers within the competency development programme.
  • Leading shifts.
  • Delegating appropriately.
  • Acting as a role model for best practice.
  • Supporting innovative evidence based practice.
  • Listening and facilitating team working.
  • Supporting implementation of legal and professional standards and audit recommendations.
  • Providing clinical supervision to HCW.
  • Being aware of budgetary constraints in management of resources.
  • Understanding and working within professional boundaries.
  • Committing to and supporting the promotion and delivery of basic living skills within a forensic mental health care setting.
  • Participating in the delivery of evidence based interdisciplinary programmes of care.
  • Supporting junior staff in their contribution to therapeutic interventions as agreed by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Managing medication as per hospital policy.
  • Contributing to health promotion within the ward environment.
  • Sustaining and enhancing personal development plans through the use of organisational systems including:
    • Peer review.
    • Clinical supervision.
    • Mentorship.
    • Appraisal.
    • Professional development activities including:
    • Reflection on practice.
    • Training and education.
    • Audit.
    • Maintenance of professional portfolios.
    • The critical appraisal of research and current thinking in order to implement and support evidence based practice.
  • Completion of all regulatory and compliance training
  • Utilising and promoting learning and education as integral to service delivery
  • Complying with the provisions of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation and policies, ensuring the provision and maintenance of a safe environment for all members of the Hospital community.
  • Participating in maintaining the physical, relational and procedural security of the service to ensure the safety of all.

As part of your role you may be required to assist in the management of challenging situations including the management of violence and aggression. In those situations you may be required to utilise physical means managing the situation through ‘management of violence and aggression’ techniques. As a result you will be required to undertake the preparatory training.

This is a basic requirement of all Nurses and Healthcare Workers within Partnerships in Care. It is therefore imperative that you are physically able to participate.

Where a current UK driving licence is held, a copy will be required to be submitted and driving will constitute a part of your role.

To be successful as Senior Staff Nurse 3, you’ll need:


  • Demonstrable experience of provision of holistic care / experience of range of specialist services / experience of assessor / mentor role.
  • Experience of secure environment.
  • Experience of interdisciplinary team work and coordination of care.
  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive and stressful situations.


  • RMN / RNLD, Level 3

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefits

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

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