Highbury Hospital, based in Highbury Vale, Nottingham, offers a broad range of services at its large purpose-built site which is within easy reach of Nottingham city centre and has great links to public transport. The hospital offers free onsite parking and also has a range of café’s and restaurants for staff to access hot and cold food and drink. Highbury also boasts its own Community Garden, which grows a whole host of fruit and vegetables and offers a peaceful and tranquil outdoor space.
Our acute adult in-patient facilities consist of separate male and female wards, a specialist psychiatric intensive care unit and recovery acute wards.
A specialist 10 bedded male Psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), supporting patients during their periods of highest need and vulnerability. This is a challenging yet rewarding service, operating a least restrictive ethos where core re nursing skills and activity enhance the patient experience.
Rowan 1 and Redwood 1
Are stimulating and energetic recovery 16 bedded acute wards, providing recovery focussed care to males of a working age. The service focuses on assessment of need, treatment, and recovery and places the service user at the centre of care planning. The wards have an established leadership team that are keen to support new staff members in their areas of interest and their skill development, whilst maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.
Redwood 2 and Rowan 2
Are 16 bedded acute inpatient admissions wards providing high quality care to females of a working age. The wards are involved in a number of quality improvement initiatives which will enhance the patient pathway and experiences of recovery, this includes some exciting service provision initiatives, such as being a seeded site for ‘Trauma Informed Care’ and improving sexual safety of patients.
Working with Us
Our care is patient centred and we treat each patient as an individual. Our services focus on assessment of need, treatment, and recovery. We place the service user at the centre of care planning; supporting them to reach a stable mental state, and supporting their ongoing pathway of care. We have a strong ethos regarding least restrictive practice and have participated in national quality improvement projects to sustain our excellent rating in this area.
We operate as part of a full Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) team, consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Junior Doctors, Psychologist, Ward Manager, Nursing Team, Occupational Therapist and Activity Co-ordinator. You’ll be working alongside a diverse range of healthcare professionals, who strive to deliver the best quality care possible.
If you come and work for us, you’ll become part of a supportive and helpful workforce, with an established leadership team that are keen to support new staff members in their areas of interest and their skill development, allowing for personal growth and career progression.
Newly qualified Mental Health Nurses have instant access to our comprehensive and in-depth preceptorship programme, as well as mentorship and weekly reflective practice for all staff and access to skill-boosting training to progress quickly in your career.
Staff Nurse - Band 5
We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.
As well as having patients and carers at the centre of what we provide, Adult Mental Health truly value and support the staff at all levels who are key to the smooth running of all functions within the Directorate. We are extremely passionate about our performance as a team and achieving high standards of care.
Clinical Team Leader - Band 6
Providing inpatient care for men and women on 4 single sex wards experiencing an acute mental health crisis who cannot be supported in their own home. The service is for those aged between 18 - 65 and patients over 65 who have already been accessing mental health services may also be referred.
The service focuses on assessment of need, treatment, and recovery and places the service user at the centre of care planning. Care is provided by a wide range of professionals, including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, and support workers.
Staff Nurse - Band 5 - Willows PICU
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated staff nurses to provide high quality care within our service. The posts are full time and feature combinations of shift patterns including early, late and night shifts.
The post requires an individual with strong communication skills who has the ability to work with a team under the guidance of the ward management team. This role requires someone who can work under pressure and be adaptable.
Applicants must have some experience of working within the mental health setting, be flexible, hardworking and compassionate with a desire to work in a fast pace environment.
You will have access to training and development, annual appraisals and clinical supervision.
In-patient and Out of Area Treatments Case Manager - Band 6
The aim of this role is to drive system-wide change and enable more people to live in the community, with the right support, more people to be cared for in inpatients settings closest to the place they live and to ensure timely and safe discharge from inpatient care.
You will be providing active and effective case management for inpatients with acute mental health difficulties placed in out of area bed provision and to progress on-going plans for transfer/discharge to community teams to facilitate repartiation to local inpatient units.
You must be a registered Mental Health Nurse with experience in multi-disciplinary working. An understand of responsibilites in relation to the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding is important.