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Staff Nurse

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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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Job Title: Band 5 In-Patient Nurse Practitioner Mental Health

Salary band: Band 5

Hours: Full-time 375 hours per week

Location: Western Community Hospital

Older Peoples Mental Health (OPMH) Service is looking for motivated Registered Nurses to join our local nursing team; providing inpatient care to older people with mental health needs in Southampton.

The service is expanding its nursing team in line with its Quality Improvement Plan and if successful, you will play an important role as we aspire to provide excellent patient care.

To be a successful member of our team you will need to be a registered mental health nurse with relevant experience, have a genuine interest in working with older people and be able to demonstrate a real commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to patients and their families.

All staff will be asked to work flexibly across a range of day and night shifts and often at short notice across the three OPMH assessment wards providing care to older people with functional mental health needs or with dementia.

In return for your flexibility and commitment we can offer excellent training and personal development support. There may also be opportunities to work in other parts of the service.

The Western Community Hospital is based in the Millbrook area of Southampton and is close to good road and rail networks.

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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