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Senior Staff Nurse
Ref: DAN03844

  • Location
  • Chesterholme Hospital, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR
  • Salary
  • 13.62 - 15.08 ph (28.329 - 31,366 pa)
  • Hours
  • 40 hrs
  • Who is Danshell?


    We care for and support adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services throughout the UK.

    Our purpose is to make a positive difference to the people and their families by delivering person-centred health and social care that helps our service users to fulfil the things they want out of life.

    We set high standards for our staff teams and we want people who are compassionate, trustworthy and resilient but most importantly, put the service user at the centre of all they do.

    Does this appeal to you? Would you like to help us deliver high quality, safe care? Then please read on…

    So what will the job involve?


    You will undertake work that is meaningful to our service users and socially important within the local community – working for Danshell will provide you with the opportunity to support vulnerable adults with a learning disability who may be on the autistic spectrum or have a personality disorder.  

    You will have a unique opportunity to get to know our service users in-depth before they take the next step in their care pathway.  Your contribution will enable you to observe progress, sometimes working with service users who challenge, while developing your own specialist skills alongside training courses tailored to your personal development.

    The main focus of the role will be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people who use our service. You will have key working relationships with the multidisciplinary team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, including service users' families and loved ones. 

    As a key member of the team, you will contribute to the leadership of the service engaging with Support Workers or Healthcare Assistants within your service.

    As a role model, your contribution will promote the highest levels of quality and care delivery at your service.

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We would welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives,
    • You would need to be a compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Qualified Nurse (RNLD or RMN)
    • Previous experience would be preferred,
    • See job description for more details.

    If you are saying yes to the above, and you have an affinity with delivering quality care – we would welcome your application.

    Benefits that Danshell provide include

    • 33 days annual leave
    • Length of service awards
    • Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters
    • Travel assistance to offsite training
    • Full Time, Part time and Bank opportunities available
    • Pension scheme
    • Paid DBS/PVG
    • Free on-site parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Life insurance
    • Refer a friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral
    • Employee assistance helpline
    • SSSC endorsement in Scotland
    • Being passionate about developing our employees, we provide multiple opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and competence matching jobs roles and career aspirations
    • A range of apprenticeships through our partnership with Lifetime Training ranging from Adult care level 2 to level 5 leadership & management qualifications.
    • Access to RCNi learning for nurse revalidation purposes.
  • Location Information
  • Based in the picturesque town of Hexham in Northumberland, Chesterholme provides assessment and intervention for up to 16 men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those who have mental health needs, including those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex needs and behaviours. People may come to Chesterholme for a number of reasons, including coming from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life, or they may come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist service, including secure services.

  • Closing date
  • 09/06/2018
  • Job Description
  • Danshell_Senior_Staff_Nurse.docx

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