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Staff Nurse

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.

Band 5 Staff Nurse – Full Time (375 hrs per week), Part Time Hours are also available

We are recruiting to a team which delivers a high quality assessment and treatment service for people with a learning disability who display behaviour that challenges.

Willow Ward has attracted a positive national reputation for the commitment to implementing effective models of assessment, based on Functional Analysis, and positive behavioural support models of treatment, using the LaVigna Positive Programming framework within a multi disciplinary approach.

As Staff Nurse you will have a named nurse role for patients, coordinating the assessment process and care planning interventions with support from the MDT. You will have responsibility for managing shifts and providing supervision to junior staff.

By way of an introduction to the Ward, you will receive a full induction and be supernumerary for your first two weeks in post. During this two week period, you will work closely with an experienced Charge Nurse to familiarise yourself with the ward processes.

You will also be expected to engage in Positive Behavioural Support training and nurse competencies in order to support you in your role.

For newly qualified Nurses Willow Ward offers an excellent preceptorship package to support your development as a nurse working within this environment.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills and an ability to bring leadership support to an established team.

Shift work, including night rotation is required to fulfil this post.

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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