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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2022.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 348-SW-328P

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Fordingbridge Ford Ward
£25,655 to £31,534 pa based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

What’s the role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join Southern Health’s Rehabilitation Service. 

Hours: Full time or Part time. (Fully flexible, shift patterns will include early, late and night shifts on a rotational basis.) 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, compassionate and dedicated Nurse to join our Rehab Team. You will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the physical health team and provide clinical support and supervision to your team. The successful applicant will work as part of an inpatient nursing/therapy team involved in Patient’s rehab to enable them to achieve their individual goals in order to be discharged safely from hospital, and they must have excellent communication skills in order to work effectively with both the integrated team and wider community care providers.

Where is the role based?

The team base is at Ford Ward which is located at Fordingbridge Hospital. If you would like to be considered for this role, you will please need to be a car driver. We are currently unable to accept applications from overseas candidates. 

What do we do?

Ford Ward is a 15 bedded unit and has a large day room, dining room and therapy room which are all conducive to rehabilitation. The Community beds service aims to rehabilitate or re-able people to return to their own homes within two weeks of their admission/transfer.

Why join our team?

  • We offer an excellent development programme to help further your clinical and leadership skills

  • Our friendly, kind and supportive team will be on hand to guide you through the role.

  • We work to extremely high standards in our patient care and are always striving to improve our service. 

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please contact Sue Findlay, Ward manager, or Lisa Dalton, Ward Sister on 01425 651414 

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway offer for band 5’s includes access to masters level academic study with our partner universities along with a bespoke leadership programme tailored to help you enhance your competence and confidence as a leader during your early career. If you are a newly qualified registrant we will provide you with a structured preceptorship programme to support you in making an effective transition from student to registered practitioner. ACE will support you to progress your journey with us and we offer all our registrants the opportunity to engage in  ‘Career Navigation’ conversations which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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