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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/10/2022.

Senior Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 348-RSOU-I-002N

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Antelope House - Southampton - MH
£32,306 to £39,027 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.

Just when Mental Health couldn’t be more important, Southern Health is proud to be one of the largest providers of mental health and specialist mental health services in the UK.

Antelope House is our acute mental health inpatient and psychiatric intensive care unit. Where we offer high quality, recovery focused care to adult with a range of mental health needs. We have 4 wards:

  • Saxon ward, our Adult male acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 18 beds (+ 1 emergency bed) with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on supporting Southampton men during the most acute period of their recovery working in partnership with the patient and their family.
  • Hamtun ward, our 10 bedded all male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This unit is for those requiring intensive support where their needs cannot be safely met on the acute ward. The male PICU is a Trust resource for all male patients requiring this level of care within the Southern Health footprint. The ethos is short stay intensive support with supported step down to the local area acute ward.
  • Trinity ward, our female adult acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 16 beds with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on recovery and supporting female patients from the Southampton area requiring acute inpatient mental health care.
  • Abbey ward, Due to open 2022, Abbey will be the trusts first all-female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Abbey will accommodate 10 beds and will provide intensive support to ladies in the Southern Health footprint requiring intensive support in an inpatient setting.

There is plenty of excitement happening at Antelope House..

As a member of the team, you will support the delivery of responsive, evidence based recovery focused care to the service users in acute mental health crisis. We think working within mental health has to be one of the most rewarding careers to be in. If you are currently a band 6 RMN or a band 5 looking for the next step up and you would like to work where you can make a real difference, there’s no better place to be than Antelope House.

To be in with a chance of working at Antelope House you will need to be a registered Mental Health Nurse with the NMC. To attract the best talent we offer a generous relocation package as well as a Golden Hello of £2,500 (This offer is only available to external candidates and does not apply to current HIOW NHS staff)

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 for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

If you would like further information on this role, Stephen Keeley would be more than happy to have a friendly confidential chat. He can be contacted on 07586 422216

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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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.

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.

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