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Senior Staff Nurse- Nights

  • Location:

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nursing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26800 - £35933 per annum + + night allowance +competencies

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Vetro recruitment are seeking asn experience senior night nurse to work with young people with disabilities.


  • RN Level 1 with active registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Four years post registration experience
  • Experience working with children and young people
  • Holder of a full clean driving licence and ability to use a car for work if required
  • Some flexibility of working hours to cover training and meetings
  • Ability to accompany overnight trips
  • Ability to participate in an on-call rota

Job Purpose:

  • To work as part of the nursing team to provide high quality holistic health care to the students throughout the campus, ensuring the nursing needs of the students are met.
  • To undertake training for residential staff


The post holder shall work in order to ensure the most appropriate nursing, personal and social care for all students. In undertaking this role their principle responsibilities are as follows:


  • To work within the nursing team to deliver high quality nursing care to students
  • To work as the nurse responsible for the population of students residential overnight
  • To work as a member of the multi disciplinary team to deliver high quality care to students in order to enable them to achieve their full potential
  • To administer medications and train residential care staff in accordance with national and local policies
  • To provide first aid and attend emergency situations
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous records of all episodes of student contact
  • To participate in clinical supervision
  • To deliver training in specific care procedures to care staff and assist in the monitoring and assessment of the delivery of the same by the care staff
  • To work to encourage the students' independence and self-advocacy


  • To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional conduct and be conversant with the scope of professional practice and other advisory NMC papers
  • To adhere to and operate within company and National guidelines and procedures for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • To take responsibility for professional and organisational knowledge in accordance with PREP
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous records, ensuring confidentiality at all times within national and local guidelines
  • To be involved in the training, monitoring and assessment of care staff, student nurses and team members in a broad range of clinical procedures
  • To attend mandatory training sessions such as moving and handling, resuscitation, health and safety and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • To take part in data collection for clinical audits under the direction of the senior nurse


  • To communicate appropriately with students, taking into account potential barriers to communication, to enable the students to participate fully in all decisions regarding health care using the expertise of other staff as required to facilitate this
  • To communicate appropriately with parents to ensure they are fully appraised of the students health status, and any changes which may occur
  • To maintain confidentiality within Fraser, national and local guidelines
  • To liaise with members of the multidisciplinary team within the organisation
  • To attend departmental meetings and be actively involved in the implementation of departmental policies and changes to working practices


  • To organise, manage and prioritise own workload in conjunction with other members of the nursing team
  • To undertake flexible working hours, negotiated to meet the needs of the department
  • To be responsible for the safe use of equipment, following risk assessments, clinical guidelines and moving and handling guidelines


  • In conjunction with all team members, keep the department tidy, report any damage or inadequacies in equipment
  • To take part in the Individual performance review programme
  • To take responsibility for professional development in accordance with PREP
  • To be aware of and comply with departmental and national guidelines
  • To be willing and able to participate in residential trips as the accompanying nurse

Other duties

  • To support the company in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all students.
  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • To undertake any other such duties or general tasks and hours of work as may reasonably be required and any other responsibilities, which may from time to time, be delegated by your manager

Supporting Information

The post holder will need to demonstrate that they are able to work under the following conditions.

Physical Effort

  • To be able to support student whilst transferring, for example from chair to bed, with or without manual handling equipment
  • To be able to attend rapidly to a medical emergency anywhere on site

Mental Effort

  • To be able to prioritise workload and direct others to balance student related needs in accordance with departmental standards
  • To maintain periods of concentration when working with students
  • To be able to change to the rapidly changing needs and priorities of a busy department

Emotional Effort

  • To work with students in the terminal stages of their condition
  • To work with parents of students in the terminal stages of their condition
  • To work with students who have chronic and degenerative conditions
  • To work with and support parents of students who have degenerative conditions
  • To work with students who display challenging behaviour
  • To work in distressing and highly emotional situations

Working Conditions

  • To be able to work in an environment where there is frequent exposure to bodily fluids such as sputum, urine and faeces
  • To cover a large site some outdoor work may be required
  • To work as the sole nurse responsible for the population of students who are on site overnight