Registered General Nurse - Band 5

Location Darlington, Darlington, England
Job type Contract
Salary £20 - 30 per hour
Contact Alex West
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Reference 162702

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Darlington for a Band 5 Registered General Nurse to work within the Adult Learning Disabilities Team.

The pay rate for this locum Registered General Nurse job is £20 - £30 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.


  • Improve the lives of people with learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being
  • Achieve successful completion of the Preceptorship Programme
  • Acts as named nurse, lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate
  • Facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to associate practitioners, healthcare assistants and students as appropriate
  • Be responsible for the day to day running of the ward
  • Promote at all times a positive image of people with learning disabilities
  • Promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Learning Disabilities Service and the wider Trust
  • Patient Contact
  • Maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs
  • Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity are cared for in the least restrictive way; where restrictions are in place, considers whether a deprivation of liberty is occurring and raises this with the senior nurse
  • Contributes to capacity assessments
  • Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk
  • Maintains and further develops a physical and psychological environment conducive to the provision of high quality care
  • Ensures the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients from all ward staff
  • Acts as named nurse or lead professional for patients on Standard Care and takes responsibility as care co-ordinator for patients on Care Programme Approach as appropriate
  • Assesses patients’ needs and develops, implements and evaluates intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate, their carer
  • Ensures intervention plans are based on current risk assessment, evidence based practice, critical thinking and whole system support requirements that take account of relevant physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental factors
  • Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trust’s Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans which take the risk formulation fully into account
  • Accompany and provide support to patients away from the clinical area dependent on current risk assessment
  • Social inclusion/community integration/transfer to and from appropriate areas e.g. acute hospitals, police stations etc

Requirements of the Registered General Nurse:

  • RGN qualified
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers
  • Be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions
  • Be committed to and involved in activities integral to the Trust’s Quality Improvement System
  • Demonstrates safe physical interventions in the management of violence and aggression as required
  • Demonstrates safe moving and handling of patients using equipment as required

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Registered General Nurse job is advertised by Alex West; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.