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Mental Health Staff Nurse - Newly Qualified or Qualifying in 2018

Job Reference: 449-AMH290NQ

Solent NHS Trust
The Orchards - Inpatient Acute, PICU, Rehabilitation
£22,128 - £28,746 p.a.
Suitable for newly qualified

Calling all student nurses due to qualify in 2018

Come and join Team Solent.

Band 5 – Adult Mental Health Residential services – Acute, Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) and Rehabilitation.

Start your career with Solent NHS Trust and join us in making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of people living in our communities. Solent would like to encourage applications for this post from students due to qualify in 2018?

We are looking to recruit empathic and motivated newly qualified Mental Health nurses to join our innovative and supportive adult inpatient teams.

Our purpose built inpatient environments in the grounds of St James Hospital include Hawthorns a 20 bedded acute unit, Oakdene a 14 bedded Recovery/Rehabilitation unit and Maples a 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit which also includes facilitating 136 assessments. Our residential services work collaboratively to offer a seamless journey for patients to ensure that care and treatment is assessed and provided in the least restrictive environment.

Our teams work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do and our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop. As a newly qualified clinician you will receive on-going support to consolidate your learning to acquire the skills required to progress your nursing career.

We know that the development of our staff is essential to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care and ensure that all our newly qualified health professionals are offered a comprehensive 12 month Preceptorship programme. You will be supported by an outstanding team of Practice Educators who will support and assist you in the transition from student to practitioner.

We have lots of exciting opportunities to offer candidates that want a friendly and supportive environment to grow and build their career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

For Job Enquiries

Please contact Cheryl Sullivan, Modern Matron, on 02392 682520 or email

For General Enquiries

Please contact Elizabeth Pallett, Recruitment Lead on 02381 030238 or email

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. In order to keep administration costs to a minimum, the receipt of your application will not be acknowledged. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Applicants from the Solent NHS Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products

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