Mental Health Nurses - Locked Rehab ward

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £23,599.00 - £32,656.00

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Mental Health Nurses

Role: SN/SSN

 £23,599 to £32,656 + £1641 + Shift Enhancements *

*30% extra Saturday/nights & 60% extra Sundays worked

Thornton is a fifteen-bedroomed High Dependency Rehabilitation Ward which provides a recovery orientated service for adult women diagnosed with mental disorder who have complex needs.

The focus of Thornton is to support women with severe and enduring mental disorder, with complex needs to make a successful transition from hospital to community living and maintaining their progress and recovery through helping women to be as mentally well as possible in order to live a meaningful life through developing the necessary skills to be able to live safely with their mental disorder.

Being a single-gender service, Thornton is able to meet the needs of women who are vulnerable in a mixed sex environment. The doors to Thornton are locked to ensure the safety of the patients through enabling staff to monitor who is entering and leaving the unit.

This is a great opportunity


  • To work with an experienced, highly skilled and inclusive Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • To be part of a team who is passionate about and embrace the concept of positive risk taking, with an emphasis on enabling, and supporting the individual towards gradual acceptance of the responsibility for their recovery
  • To embrace the principles of recovery: finding and maintaining hope, believing in oneself; having a sense of personal agency; optimistic about the future
  • To work with an experienced, highly skilled and inclusive Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Helping individuals with re-establishment of a positive identity; which incorporates illness
  • Support individuals towards building a meaningful life, which include increased confidence, quality life experiences, opportunities in the community, increased social integration, and establishing a supportive social network system
  • To develop skills in identifying and promoting rehabilitation
  • To support individuals to take back control over their lives and develop the necessary skills to remain well and stay safe, beyond the point of discharge      

The role will appeal to:

  • People who gain satisfaction from delivering personalised care and who optimise each opportunity for recovery and improvements in quality of life
  • Staff who are experienced in supporting patients whose behaviour can be challenging
  • Professionals with a proven record of supporting patients on their journey to community placements
  • Staff familiar with the broad range of complex needs of patients at the point of transitioning into the community
  • People who are passionate about promoting the independence of individuals


We offer an excellent benefits package including:


  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Enhanced maternity cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications


If this is the right role for you then please apply now!