Band 5 Staff Nurse - Hillview Lodge, Bath

Job Description

Due to a recent review of Safer Staffing Levels for Sycamore ward, we are looking for highly motivated registered mental health nurse  to join the experienced friendly team here in Bath, on our adults of working age admission and treatment ward.

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.

Sycamore team are focused on improving standards of care and developing the in patient service in conjunction with the existing wider service and Multi-Disciplinary team.  As such, we are looking for a Registered Nurse at Band 5.

At AWPwe actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.


Main duties of the job


We work alongside BANESIntensive support team, BANESRecovery support team, BANESEarly 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 work along side St Mungos Charity, and have a very active move on worker on the ward from St Mungos. This role helps service users with benefits and housing. The ward can also access support from the St Mungos peer mentor service which can offer a short term wrap round service at the point of discharge.

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.