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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 270-TA308-MH

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Nurses
Berrywood Hospital, Northampton
£23,023 - £ 29,608

We have a Full time Vacancy on Riverside Ward at Berrywood Hospital in Duston and are looking for a kind and caring registered Mental Health Nurse to join our friendly team. Berrywood hospital is an Outstanding hospital - purpose built with ensuite rooms and values person centred care of all our service-users.

Riverside Ward is a mixed gender functional 16 bedded ward for those over 65 with mental health difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar disorder and Psychosis.

You will be provided with support throughout your induction to the ward and allocated a mentor to support you with the start of your employment with us. Newly qualified staff will be supported with a 6 month preceptorship programme and the opportunity for incentive payments of up to 3k for the first year.

NHFT have recently won Provider of the year and have achieved an 'OUTSTANDING' CQC rating and feedback from staff is that this is a great place to work! Here are significant training opportunities available and you will be supported by management in undergoing these should you wish.


Riverside Unit

  • CQC outstanding
  • £3000 recruitment bonus
  • Salary matching
  • Overtime incentive
  • Opportunity to develop between inpatients and community – Older Adult services if you are still undecided about your chosen career path.
  • Bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship package with follow on mentorship training
  • Recovery principles are embedded in all our activities
  • Ward is AIMS accreditated
  • We have fantastic opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced nurses
  • At NHFT, we’ll give you every opportunity to realise your full potential and develop the stand-out career that’s right for you.
  • Be a stand out Nurse at a Trust rated Outstanding
  • 8 bedded Dementia Assessment Ward at Berrywood.
  • 16 bedded Acute Admission Ward for Older People at Berrywood.

Our Teams are committed to delivering high quality care to our Service Users with a focus on Service User and Carers involvment at every level.

We offer a Preceptorship Programme, mandatory and area specific training programme including Personal Safety Course and opportunities for ongoing learning within NHFT through links with Northampton University and The Open University.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal visits or further information please contact

Gemma Drew - Ward Matron Riverside Unit

01604 685 553

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

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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