Staff Nurse | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 21 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,214 to £30,112 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 November 2019
Location: Reading, RG30 4EJ
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2064011/371-HOI242-NS-A

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What’s special about this opportunity?

Based in Reading, located close to the amenities of the town centre and a leafy park, Prospect Park Hospital works closely with patients who have mental illnesses, to help them identify their needs and participate actively in their recovery, providing a place of nurture, where they can find hope and meaningful purpose to their lives.

At Prospect Park Hospital, we can offer you a rewarding career, with great opportunities, where you can really make a difference to people’s lives.

What’s special about Rowan Ward?

Rowan Ward is a 20-bed ward caring for older adults with dementia-related illnesses. We boast fantastic facilities, designed to promote the independence and relaxation of our patients.

These include: A cinema room; activity rooms; calming lighting and colour schemes; two therapeutically designed garden areas; a garden room; a weekly pop-up pub, which serves non-alcoholic drinks to patients, family and carers, providing a relaxed and nostalgic environment in which to chat; craft activities, creative writing and yoga; access to a gym.

About you:

You are an enthusiastic registered nurse with experience within Mental Health, learning disabilities or general nursing who has a passion for caring for vulnerable patients. With excellent communication and people skills, a warm personality and the resilience to help us transform our patients’ lives, you will have a good understanding of acute mental health treatment and legislation.

Eager to share your knowledge when managing and mentoring more junior members of staff, you will be an inspirational member of our team, striving to be your very best and supporting colleagues in the delivery of compassionate, safe and structured care. You will be proactive, ensuring seamless delivery across a multi-disciplinary team and be able to work without direct supervision, showing initiative and a determination to support patients and their families through creative engagement.

A calming influence, you will be able to deal with difficult and distressing situations professionally. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of an enthusiastic team that strives to create a warm, friendly and compassionate environment.

What’s special about the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust?

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Good’ rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Janice Tillbrook, Rowan Ward Manager on 0118 960 5382 who’ll be delighted to help. If you would like to have an informal visit and a show around the hospital, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Thomas on 07825 387552 or Danielle Walsh via email on

In addition to a competitive & flexible working opportunities, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare vouchers, free onsite parking, access to an onsite gym and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

This advert closes on Monday 4 Nov 2019

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