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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2022.

Hazel Ward – Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 348-MNH-I-213Q

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Hazel Ward PICU - Mid & North Area - MH
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

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.

*********£2500 ‘Golden Hello’ Payment**********

If you are successfully recruited, you will receive £2500 (this does not apply to current HIOW NHS Staff)

Hazel Ward PICU is a dedicated Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit consisting of 10 intensive care beds for male service users of working age across the Hampshire area. We are a multi award-winning team dedicated to caring for service users in the least restrictive way possible. We are proud winners of the Reducing Restrictive Practice, Quality Improvement Star Award in 2020 & the ‘Peoples choice’ award for Patient Safety in 2021. We aim to provide forward thinking services to people with a wide range of mental health needs, all of whom are detained under the Mental Health Act. Our emphasis is on providing the service user with safe, person-centred care and treatment to manage their complex and longer-term needs within a safe and secure environment.

This is an opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team to make a difference in the lives of others. As a Staff Nurse you will use your skills to work directly with service users by creating collaborative care plans and delivering these, contribute to Quality Improvement and service development, advocating for service users, engaging with their carers, and be an influential member of the ward team dedicated to multidisciplinary team working. This role is dynamic, challenging and fun.

In joining the Hazel Ward PICU Team you can expect ongoing support from a dedicated supervisor who will provide clinical support and facilitate your ongoing development and a wider commitment to ensuring that you can be the best Staff Nurse possible. There is opportunity to further your training and take a lead role in areas of interest to you among many other benefits. We will provide access to training relevant to your role as a Staff Nurse and an opportunity to develop beyond this with access to the Southern Health Academy of Clinical Excellence, which can provide funding for external training and higher education as well as career coaching and mentorship, with protected time available to you to work on this.


For further information regarding this position, please contact Charlotte Dodd – Ward Manager on 01256 376540.

We are happy to discuss flexible working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.


Parklands Hospital is comprised of five separate mental health wards, including two acute-admission wards, a PICU, and two Older People’s Mental Health wards as well as a Community Crisis Team and Psychiatric Liaison Team. Basingstoke is within easy reach of London, and the hospital is located close to excellent road and rail networks. Free parking is available on site, and there is a nearby nursery on the adjoining Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital site.

Benefits of working with us include:

• Cycle to work scheme

• Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (depending on NHS service)

• Buying additional annual leave

• NHS Pension Scheme

• Charitable giving via payroll

• NHS Discounts


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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.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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