Staff Nurse – Brain Injury Service

Band 5 Registered Nurse (Staff Nurse)

Salary £28,672 – £37,248 (Band 5)

Brain Injury Services (Devonshire and Drapers Ward)

Founded in 1854, the RHN is a well-respected, national charitable hospital and research centre, providing services for adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological-conditions. We provide specialist care, therapies and innovative technologies to meet the complex needs of people with profound disabilities. We pride ourselves on caring for patients as individuals, offering hope, as well as practical and emotional support, to them and their families.

Suitable for experienced and newly qualified Adult Registered Nurses. An excellent opportunity for Band 5 Registered Nurses to enhance their skills by a joining our leading Brain Injury Service (BIS) which provides level 1 neuro-rehabilitation.

The Registered Staff Nurse will be a key member of our multidisciplinary team who will deliver a high standard of care to our Brain Injury patients during their rehabilitation journey. You will be responsible for the assessment of patients care needs and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.


  • Demonstrate an awareness of RHN’s objectives and contribute to achieving them appropriately.
  • Strive to improve efficiency in all areas of your work.
  • Strive to improve efficiency.
  • To actively contribute to creating a culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and is delivered on all occasions to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate CQC regulations and professional standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.
  • To deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital.
  • To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for
    • Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients and residents
    • Assessment of care and health and social care needs
    • Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for individual patients and residents
  • Within a model of clinical supervision, to gain experience and skills in
    • Clinical practice
    • Facilitation and teaching
    • Management and leadership
  • To work in accordance with RHN Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and RHN values and contribute towards achieving the RHN’s strategy
  • To maintain effective communication with patients, residents, families/carers and staff
  • To provide a high standard of holistic patient and resident centred care
  • To take charge of the ward/department in the absence of senior nursing staff when agreed competencies to do so have been fully attained.

Person specification

  1. Registered Nurse with the NMC E
  2. Evidence of continuing professional development E
  3. Clinical knowledge and experience of nursing in Brain Injury population D
  4. Ability to negotiate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team E
  5. Demonstrable clinical skills and good practice skills E
  6. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation skills & report writing. E
  7. Good understanding of relevant compliance standards, codes of practice, and statutory and professional regulations E

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