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Senior Staff Nurse - Community Service, Northampton

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Up to £38,721 plus shift enhancements (depending on experience)

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We’re excited to be recruiting for Qualified Nurses to join Billing Lodge, our new Community Service here in Northampton.

St Andrew’s community services offer supportive transition that are innovative “own front door” single occupancy, bespoke properties, and registered under St Andrew’s Healthcare. Each Supportive Transition Service (STS) provides an individualised person centred approach for complex individuals who otherwise do not have a route out of hospital. 

A role at Billing Lodge represents a real opportunity to support individuals through a transition period from hospital. Treatment programmes involve significant periods of time outside and are firmly focused on supporting community reintegration.

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Salary: Up to £38,721 plus shift enhancements (depending on experience)

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)

You will play a vital role as a valued member of our well established multi- disciplinary team, be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality, patient-focused care within our division. 

About you

You will have in depth experience of working with our 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. You will have an active NMC registration.

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.

Due to the physical requirements of this role and the support we provide to our service users, successful candidates must meet minimum requirements of physical capability, including an ability to sit, stand and kneel for a prolonged period of time as well as the ability to transition between kneeling, sitting and standing with ease.

About us 

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most complex mental health needs in the UK. We provide care across a number of services including  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)Brain Injury, Dementia and Huntington’s Disease, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disability and AutismLow Secure and PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) and Medium Secure including the Deaf Service.

We develop innovative ways to help patients recover, creating a package of care designed around each individual, their preferences and needs. We focus on physical and spiritual wellbeing as well as mental health 


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Our newly launched Electric Car scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.

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.