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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Hillview Lodge, Bath

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Hillview Lodge
£24,214 per annum
25/06/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Due to a recent review of Safer Staffing Levels within the Sycamore budget we are looking for highly motivated member of staff to join an experienced friendly team here on Sycamore ward in Bath.

We are very much focused on improving standards of care and developing the in patient service in conjunction with the existing wider service and Multi-Disciplinary team. We are looking for a Registered Nurse at Band 5.

Sycamore Ward is situated within the building of Hillview Lodge, which in turn is situated in the Grounds of The Royal United Hospital . Sycamore Ward is a mixed gender ward and  offers care to service users with a serious mental illness who are in crisis.

We work alongside an intensive support team, a recovery support team, Early Intervention team  and a complex intervention team , who are all  based on site. We have a very good working relationship with these teams, which assists in  optimizing  the service user’s care pathway. We have an established culture of inter team working which offers people who work on the site diverse experience and learning opportunities.

We are also very proud of our service user involvement in the development of our services. We have a service user involvement worker who promotes involvement at every level of our service provision. We welcome service users and carers to help shape the services, and bring a positive dimension to ward environment.

We also work along side St Mungos Charity, and have a very active move on worker on the ward daily from St Mungos. This helps service users with benefits and housing. We also have St Mungo's peer mentors working on the ward, which again can enable service users feel more confident in the transition from ward to community.

Along side this you will be working on shifts with occupational therapists. This has been a successful innovation and incidences of aggression has decreased as a result of increased occupation and therapeutic activity. As a team we are also proud to promote Safewards for all on the ward.

The candidate must be innovative, dynamic and enthusiastic to be a part of a team who is looking to improve the standards of care we are offering to the service users. 

We are part of Avon and Wiltshire Mental health partnership NHS trust which is the largest mental health trust in Britain. Within BANES and the wider area there is excellent opportunity for career progression in all mental health fields within the trust.

Bath is in North East Somerset and is situated along the M4 Corridor. It is a short commute to Bristol, and close to the coastal town of Weston Super mare. Bath is a World Heritage Site, and has a vibrant city life, and yet is quite small so there are many countryside pursuits that are also on offer.  It has excellent transport links both local and national, with Bristol Airport also only a short drive away. It is also a short Journey to some of the country’s most sought after tourist spots in the South West.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Ingrid Corbel, Ward Manager on 01225 362862 and email: