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Registered General Nurse (RGN) - Birmingham

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Up to £38,877 + Enhancements (depending on experience)

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As a Qualified Nurse you will be part of our nursing and clinical teams focusing on our patient’s treatment and recovery.


Senior Staff Nurse – Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Location: Birmingham

Salary: up to £36,877 depending on experience + enhancements

The Charity

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

St Andrew’s Birmingham is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility comprises of eight units that cover medium and low security for both Men and Women. Located in Stirchley, a vibrant area in South Birmingham, easily accessible by road networks and public transport.

We are very proud that our Birmingham hospital is rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ in responsiveness. We are also part of a wider healthcare provider collaborative, REACHOUT, working in association with two other NHS Trusts in the West Midlands.

We provide safe, effective, patient-centred care in line with national standards set by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, essential standards from the CQC, and best practice guidance relevant to secure care from the National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE).

We ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility. At St Andrew’s you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging – by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself.

We are looking to recruit a Registered General Nurse for Lifford Ward here at St Andrew’s Healthcare Birmingham to help our patients with Physical Healthcare needs.

Lifford is a 16 bed ward based in Birmingham which treats and cares for patients with chronic mental disorder. The approach by the MDT, in addressing the rehabilitation and recovery needs of the patients, takes on elements of positive risk-taking, within a framework of least restrictive practice.

About you

As a Registered General Nurse you will have experience of working with patients in a mental health service. Being a strong team player, you will be able to build and maintain effective relationships across clinical teams. You will have good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport with patients. You will also be highly resilient, able to work under pressure and have good problem solving skills.

Some of the main duties of a Senior Staff Nurse are to:

  • Plan, organise and deploy staff according to competencies and workload in order to meet patient needs.
  • Develop, implement, review and promote the importance of effective outcome focused care plans to meet individual preferences and needs, attending and contributing to ward rounds.
  • Effectively communicate with all MDT members, taking positive risks to manage the care environment and reduce the use of restrictive practices.
  • Build and monitor ongoing relationships with patients, their families and carers to encourage trust, whilst listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.
  • Ensure all patient records, records of risk and interventions that have been taken, are up to date and accurate.
  • Use refection and supervision to learn from events and generate opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  • Receive and provide clinical supervision.
  • Support the division to deliver specific outcome measures.
  • Complete required ward audits in line with the Clinical Governance strategy.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes
  • Life cover
  • Enhanced maternity cover
  • Electric Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS