Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.
Hamtun Ward is a 10-bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Antelope House based in Southampton. Our PICU ward supports and cares for some of the most vulnerable service users from our community and offers a highly stimulating and diverse work environment. This ward has a greater number of staff to service user, allowing for more intensive care and treatment to be provided. You will also be part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, delivering high quality, intensive care to service user.
This is currently a really exciting time to join our team as we are working towards our AIMS accreditation. AIMS are an accreditation scheme offered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and are nationally recognised set of care standards that ensure excellence is achieved. We are also members of NAPICU which is the national association for PICU’s and this offers opportunities for networking and learning at the national annual conference and through linking with other PICU services.
Given the nature of our specialist environment we offer our staff the opportunity to learn and develop their skills. These skills range from enhancing your risk assessment and management skills through to leadership and management skills
You must be a qualified RMN Nurse or in the final year of your RMN course. It’s important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with mental health problems. We want to recruit staff that are passionate about mental health, who believe in our recovery model and who will act as advocates for the reduction of stigma associated with mental illness.
Happy to Talk Flexible Working- allrequests for flexible and part time working will be considered.
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