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Full Time
Highbury, Nottingham
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Staff Nurse

Orion Unit Highbury Hospital

Full time 37.5 hour post

The Integrated Specialist Services provides specialist NHS services to people for whom mainstream services cannot meet their demands. We are seeking a Staff Nurse to join our established Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team.

The Orion Unit is an 8 bedded inpatient service for adults with an intellectual disability and complex mental health needs and / or challenging behaviours that cannot be met within the community. We offer specialist support tailored to the individual. Working flexibly, utilising a broad range of models and interventions; within a Multi-Disciplinary Team. The Unit supports people in times of crisis, difficulty and distress; effectively collaborating between professionals, the person, family/carers and networks that support them. We work alongside our community colleagues and receiving services.

An opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to work within the Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team, based at the Orion Unit at Highbury Hospital Bulwell Nottingham.

The successful candidate would assist in leading a team of unqualified nursing staff, student nurses and preceptorship nurses to develop and deliver a high quality specialist (assessment and treatment) health service provision to adults with an Intellectual Disability. Patients accessing the service have complex and diverse needs; you will provide knowledge of multi-disciplinary/multi professional working, risk management and associated mental health care needs, to the team. You will be required to maintain records and documentation in line with Trust Policies and NMC Regulations and lead within a named nurse group; providing support to carers and families of individuals whom access our services.

You will assist the unit manager and deputy team leaders in leading the team to ensure a high quality assessment, formulation, implementation and evaluation of patients’ needs and monitor the quality and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate awareness of current issues and legislation affecting people with intellectual disability in relation to detained and non-detained patients.

As part of the Orion Unit Team you will be supported to deliver the most up to date clinical practice, you will receive active clinical and managerial supervision. You will provide clinical supervision / appraisals to named team members. We will support your ongoing career development and offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme if required.

You will be required to work a rational 24hr shift pattern, including days, nights and weekends.

If you require any further information regarding this post or personal shift pattern please contact us.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Fiona Dennis Team Manager [Click here to apply] ( Email address removed )

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

When you apply for a position with the Trust using NHS jobs you will be contacted by E mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent to the email address provided on NHS Jobs.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

All new starters from 1st January 2019 payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

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.

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