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

Juniper Ward – Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 348-MNH-I-708K

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Juniper Ward - 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**********


Juniper Ward is an 18 bedded NHS male acute ward with a further 6 Ministry of Defence speciality beds.

Our well-established, experienced team is a passionate, recovery focussed group, many of whom have been working at Parklands for at least a decade. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, embracing new ideas and expressing creativity and a new opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join us!

We are currently working on a Reducing Restrictive Practice project, implementing the Safewards Interventions and working towards our accreditation. We like to have a busy schedule of activities, events and opportunities for collaborative and engaged interactions with the patients on the ward and we are fortunate to have a rich Multi-Disciplinary Team of Nurses, Doctors, OTs, Inpatient Social Worker, Peer Support Workers, Carer’s Liaison, Activity Co-Ordinator, Admin, Students, Psychology and Physical Health Leads.

In joining the Juniper Ward 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.

We know how important a work life balance is and we are open to flexible working. There is an expectation to work unsocial hours and to meet the needs of the ward, but we welcome applications for part time working and condensed hours.

Parklands Hospital is located in Basingstoke, close to rail and bus links with free parking on site. The unit is beautifully situated next to open countryside, and we benefit from an on-site nursery on the adjacent Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital site.

We can offer you:

  • £2500 Golden Hello or option for funded study
  • Relocation package of up to £8000
  • Generous leave and pension package
  • Relocation package
  • High quality training available
  • Flexible working welcomed
  • NHS Discount Card, with up to 10% discount from well-known retail brands
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent travel links


If you have any questions or would like to visit our newly refurbished ward, please contact Jessamy Vincent – Ward Manager via email on

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.


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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.

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