Band 5 Staff Nurse - Bristol Place of Safety, Southmead Hospital

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
5 Nov 2019
5 Dec 2019

Job Description

9 months fixed term contract or secondment opportunity

Band 5 Staff Nurse

This is an exciting 9 months fixed term contract or secondment opportunity for a band 5 Staff nurse post at the Place of Safety unit based at Southmead hospital.

The Place of Safety Unit re-located from Callington Road Hospital to a larger facility at Southmead Hospital in February 2014 which enabled us to take 4 people at any time.

It is an exciting opportunity to be part of this team and to develop relationships with external stakeholders, such as the police, social services and commissioners.

Based at Mason Unit, Southmead Hospital you will be required to receive members of the public detained on Section 136 or a section 135 of the Mental Health Act, by the local Constabulary.

Your role will be to support individuals through the assessment process, assessing physical needs and contributing to liaison, information gathering and assessment by the appointed team.

You will receive regular supervision and receive training opportunities, you will also have opportunity to work closely with our local acute ward, Oakwood to gain further experience.

An awareness of Dual diagnosis is preferred and knowledge and experience of safely managing alcohol and drugs withdrawals.

The service will take people detained under the 136 or 135 from Bristol, South Glos, B&NES and North Somerset.

Ref: BR1681119

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