Band 5 Staff Nurse- Blackberry Hill Hospital

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Blackberry Hill Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 Per annum
Salary period
07/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Opportunities have arisen within Fromeside Secure Service. We are looking for passionate Registered Mental Health Nurses to join Wellow Ward. The successful candidate would be working closely with the Acute cluster Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), Modern Matron and an experienced Wellow nursing team.

Wellow Ward is an 8 bedded acute inpatient admissions ward for the treatment of ill mental health for working age males.

There are some exciting pathway developments happening within secure services, so we are looking for an individual who would like experience in working in a forensic setting and is ambitious in progressing in their nursing career. This is an great personal development opportunity for the suitable candidate.

Our focus is on developing nursing clinical practices in the forensic setting, and improving the patient flow through secure services by cross-working over wards, within that pathway.

If you have a passion and interest in caring for males with acute psychiatric illness and would like to enhance your nursing skills by working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, then we would really like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include:
• Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing care
• Implementation of care and rehabilitation programme
• Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users
• Ability to implement research-based practice
• Following successful completion of preceptorship, ability to supervise junior and unqualified staff
• Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
• Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual clients; ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health Legislation
• Ensure the ordering storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983) 

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. 

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users, in accordance with up-to-date evidence-based professional practice and AWP policies.

Please see job description for further details

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RMN Pin Registration

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities.  A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with ‘lived-experience’ of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,– we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. 

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Eric Ntekor
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0117 3784038
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