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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
BED Fountains Court Continuing Care, Fountains Court Bedford Health Village 3 Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2NT
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
22/11/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) 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 2018. 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 to improve the quality of life of all we serve, 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, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

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.


Fountains Court is a 26 bedded Older People's Assessment Unit in Bedford providing high quality person centred care to individuals with both functional and organic mental health needs.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Registered General Nurses and Registered Mental Health Nurses with a passion and keen interest in the care of Older People to join our welcoming and supportive team.

You will form an integral part of the MDT and be responsible for supporting the management team and unregistered staff by having an active role in developing, monitoring and maintaining care standards through role modelling, clear decision making and demonstrating your highly developed clinical skills.

At Fountains Court we take pride in our commitment to the provision of person centred care and delivering a positive experience for both our patients and carers during admission. We are motivated to improve quality at all times and welcome innovative and creative ideas and ways of working to enhance patient, carer and staff experience.

We encourage and invest in individual's personal and professional development with training and support and as a CQC rated "Outstanding" Trust are able to offer you a variety of appealing benefits, including:
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Bereavement Leave
- Terminal Care Leave
- Time off for Removal Day
- Holiday of a Lifetime Scheme
- IVF Leave up to 5 days
- MOT Health Checks
- Wellbeing Benefits including free massage
- Relocation Packages
- Holiday Play Schemes


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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

Louise WRAGG, telephone 01234 310798, email

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