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Staff Nurse

Job Description

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Staff Nurse posts – Prospect Park Hospital

Prospect Park Hospital is the sole NHS provider of Inpatient Mental Health Service to the people of Berkshire. The purpose built hospital hosts four adult mental health admission wards, two older adult mental health admission wards and a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Each ward is staff with a range of professionals which include nurse, doctors, occupational therapists and assistants, psychologists and assistants. The Inpatient services links in closely with six separate Community Pathway Services alongside the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The Inpatient Service also hosts three health based Places of Safety (POS), a gym, therapy centre and sanctuary. The wards are mixed sex and have a majority of single, en-suite rooms, with singe sex lounges and communal areas. The Inpatient Teams services are supported by a Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist and two Senior Nurses. The Service is led by the Head of Inpatient and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team Service and Clinical Director.

We are currently recruiting to several Inpatient areas for Band 5 RMN staff. This role will include:

•Being clinically responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of effective nursing care. He/she will liaise with other Professionals and with those providing support services

•Occasionally as part of his/ her professional development plan, take charge of the ward under the supervision of more senior qualified nursing staff member

•Ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of the patient are met by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, seeking guidance and direction from senior nursing staff working in the unit where necessary

•Participate in own training and professional development and manage and supervise a team of junior staff and participate in their training and professional development.

This is a summary of the responsibilities associated with this post and is not intended as an exhaustive or precise definition of details, as the development of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and of the role, will necessitate a regular review of these duties in consultation with the post holder.

For newly qualified staff a peceptorship programme is required for the first 12 months of post qualification.

If you would like to discuss current opportunities available in Prospect Park Hospital please contact Kenny Byrne, Senior Nurse Inpatient Services, on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.


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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