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Solent NHS Trust, Mental Health Inpatients, the future and you Graeme Matthews, Modern Matron, Older Persons Services, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
What's available? The Challenge: • Solent NHS Trust currently have a number of vacancies open to newly qualified and qualified staff. The Opportunity: • The Opportunity is for you to take up an existing career path in Mental Health within your chosen field or direction. There are opportunities in Adult Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.
What's in it for you? • Job security in a supportive organisation • On-going training and development. Rapid career progression from Band 5 to Band 6. • The chance to develop skills in leadership • Generous annual leave and other benefits • The opportunity to work in one of the most challenging environments with a huge sense of satisfaction and team support • Being a lifelong professional
Where are we based? • Inpatient services at St James Hospital, Portsmouth • 4 wards: Acute, PICU, Older Persons and Adult Rehabilitation • Purpose built units in a tranquil setting • Easy transport links, great shopping & entertainment
Why do I work for Solent NHS Trust? “Doing what we have always done, gets the same results we’ve always got” • Huge sense of belonging to a team and organisation which feels like the whole team. • Personal development opportunities and support. • The opportunity to always preserve and practice current and best practice • An ever-changing, exciting environment. No two days are the same.
Common questions and misconceptions Mental Health wards are dangerous places to work The safety of staff and patients are always the top of the Trust agenda. There are very few injuries to staff and there is a good occupational health support service Nursing and AHP is not a career for life Most staff who work in Portsmouth have been working there for 15 or more years. A number of staff including myself don’t live in Portsmouth and choose to travel and work there. There are no opportunities for flexible working or career development There are many opportunities for flexible working. There are opportunities for rapid promotion and continuing development. The buildings are all old and not fit for purpose All of the Solent inpatient buildings currently in use in Portsmouth are less than 15 years old and are fully equipped and were purpose built.
Thank you, any questions? Please contact us if you have any queries or to arrange a visit to our services. Graeme. Matthews@solent. nhs. uk