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Senior Registered Nurse, Archer Unit, Bedford

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Community Services
Band 6
Fixed Term - 6 months
37.5 hours per week
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CHB Archer Unit
£30,401 to £37,267 pa
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Bedfordshire Community Health Services are provided in partnership by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust.

This role is for an ELFT position within Bedfordshire Community Health Services.

ELFT is making a positive difference to thousands of people's lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover.

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

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We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Senior Nurse to join our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in Bedford. role will be assisting in the management and delivery of patient centred care to patients admitted to the units. The role incorporates assessing needs, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, supporting and facilitating appropriate rehabilitation opportunities, safe discharges and promoting patient independence.

This post will support the Ward Manager to ensure effective and efficient day to day operational running of the unit, ensuring that the unit is maintaining a safe and effective service at all times


We would like to hear from you if you:

                would like to join our team in providing high quality compassionate nursing,

                are innovative, enthusiastic, enjoy developing yourself and others, and

                have a positive attitude to change


The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to enhance their nursing knowledge and skills through mentorship and training.

The service provision is 24/7 and the working pattern of early , lates and night shifts pro rota. The position is full time but flexiable working might be considered  considered. It is a 6 months fixed term contract or secondment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Leanne Welch, telephone 07903559808, email