Registered Nurse - Rehabilitation

The closing date is 6th Mar 2024
Anticipated Interview date(s) 11/03/2024 

Job summary

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced or newly qualified nurse who has a passion to deliver the best care for our patients on our wards. A re-structure within Adults Southampton creates a vacancy for a B5 Registered Nurse supporting our Inpatient Rehabilitation wards at an exciting time for rehabilitation within Southampton, South-West Hampshire and nationally.

Patient safety is paramount therefore knowledge of the Nursing Process, healthcare governance, health and safety and infections prevention is required.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for rehabilitation and excellent outcomes.

Fanshawe and Lower Brambles are level 3 rehabilitation wards at the RSH Hospital providing step- up and transfer of care beds to support acute admission avoidance.

We also operate a level 2b Neurological Rehabilitation unit and a Neuropsychiatric unit which provide a range of specialist rehabilitation. As part of Solent's exciting Futures project, we are bringing all our community rehabilitation wards onto a single site in September 2024 at the Western Community Hospital with a new purpose-built rehabilitation centre of excellence.

All wards support degree, apprentice nursing, AHP and medical students in practice.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

*To be responsible for coordinating and delivering effective quality nursing care following a city-wide locality-based model of practice and ensuring area of work is safe and efficient.

*Undertake assessment of patients' care needs and develop and implement programmes of care/rehabilitation for patients, uphold patients' dignity and respect in all aspects of care.

*Provide day to day supervision of junior members of staff and students on placement.

*Promote a well maintained, clean and safe ward environment.

*Regularly manage care on a day to day basis for all patients on ward in the absence of more senior colleagues.

*To provide high standards of effective health care for people accessing the service.

*To support senior colleagues in the leadership of Solent Rehabilitation Services

*To be actively involved in service development and improving standards of care.

*Effectively manage the clinical area through the implementation of policies and procedures.

*Adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty in order to meet the needs of the service over a twenty-four period, as required

*Due to the inter-connected nature of the service, there is an expectation that all of its staff will be prepared to support any elements of the service as needs dictate, and in line with their professional competencies.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Registered Nurse qualification.

Evidence of continuous professional development.



Direct work with health users and carers. 


Working with statutory and voluntary agencies.

Acting as a supervisor or assessor.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Darrell Baker 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Royal South Hants Hospital 
Brintons Terrace 
SO14 0YG 


This vacancy is closed to applications.