Staff / Senior Staff Nurses - Band 5 - Neuropsychiatry Service

£24098 - £32718 per annum, Benefits: Inclusive of St Andrew's Clinical Allowance
30 Jun 2014
28 Jul 2014
Katie Carroll
Job Type
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary:  £24,098 - £32,718 Per Annum, Inclusive of St Andrew`s Clinical Allowance

Shift enhancements include of 30% of your basic hourly rate (for week days 8.00pm to 7.45am and Saturdays) and 60% of your basic hourly rate (for all hours worked on Sundays and Bank Holidays).  

The Neuropsychiatry Service offers care, treatment and rehabilitation for young people, adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs. The Neuropsychiatry Service is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and rehabilitation practice and for its ability to manage and reduce aggressive behaviour.  The service consists of three unique care pathways; Acquired Brain Injury, Huntington`s Disease and a Specialist Dementia.

The service provides expertise in management of service users within a diverse age range, with challenging behaviours which include verbal and physical aggression, sexual disinhibition and self-harm, through the provision of high quality specialist care, research based treatment and rehabilitation, including psychosocial treatment programmes based particularly on a neurobehavioural framework.  Service users may also have complex physical healthcare needs and need support in meeting their needs. 

The wards provide a structured environment using a Person-Centred approach, creating environments that develop positive, caring and therapeutic relationships between clinicians and service users.  Our therapeutic programmes are designed to create a positive reinforcing environment, where individuals experience success through achievable goals and high quality of life experience.

We are looking for dynamic Registered Nurses to work within the Neuropsychiatry Service.  This exciting opportunity is for someone who is able to provide clinical leadership, ensuring high standards of care over a 24-hour period. As a key member of the team you will be committed to person-centred, evidence-based practice and able to share this with the staff in your team. You will also possess good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), and be able to lead and motivate others within the team.  In return you will have the opportunity to join a great team working in a rewarding environment within the Neuropsychiatry Service. We provide a 6 month induction and preceptorship.  St Andrew`s invests heavily in training and support for our staff, so there are many opportunities for on-going training and development within our service. 

In order to apply, view the job description and person specification please visit our website at [1] 

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Lead Nurse Louise Smith on 01604 616698
Closing Date: 20th July 2014

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email. The interview process will take approximately 2-3 hours and will include a variety of elements to assess candidate`s suitability.

St Andrew`s Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer.  Registered Charity No