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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2021.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 263-SL21-049-AD

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Hopewood Park, Sunderland
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Are you passionate about mental health and recovery? Would you like work to for a service provider with an outstanding CQC rating? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse on a male complex care ward based on Bridgewell Ward at Hopewood Park.

The post holder will act as a Named Nurse within a multi-disciplinary team, developing coproduced, patient centered needs based care plans, through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

You will provide excellent professional, skilled and effective person centered, evidence based nursing care.

You will be actively involved in the health and wellbeing of staff, service users, families and carer’s.

You will be visible and accessible to patients, families and carers working together to ensure efficient, effective safe and caring services.

You will contribute to achieving all performance indicators, essential standards and quality outcomes.

You will contribute to the education and development of the workforce and students.

You will participate in staff appraisals and support personal development plans.

You will safely administer medication following Trust policies and practice guidelines.

You will provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity
the post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and will be part of the assessment of care needs, risk assessment, formulation & implementation of care plans that are meaningful to our Patients.

There will be lots of opportunity to develop leadership and decisions making skills as part of the role and you will be well supported to achieve this, through regular Clinical and Managerial supervision and Appraisals to support personal and professional development.

To meet the holistic needs of our patient group you will be encouraged and supported to develop into our link and champion role for areas such as the Triangle of Care, Talk First Initiative, and Infection Prevention, Physical health promotion /monitoring and reducing restrictive practice as well as others.

You will possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills, be motivated to engage, and adapt to the fast changing patient group & ward environment. You must be keen to develop your skills & actively participate in the ongoing development of our service.
If you are interested in the opportunity to work with us on Bridgewell we would love to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Smith, Ward Manager

Telephone number: 0191 5667205

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

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If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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