Staff Nurse Band 5 – Older Adult Mental Health

Location: Channel Islands  |  Channel Islands  |  Channel Islands
Sector: Nursing Care
Consultant: Lauren Bishop
Job Reference: 31683
Salary: £25328 - £32780
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Band 5 Staff Nurse – Up to £32,780 – Full Time – Guernsey


  • Guernsey is a beautiful island located south of England, and off the northwest coast of France. There are plenty of reasons to consider relocating for a permanent job in Guernsey, not least the better weather!
  • The Island’s coastline of cliffs, beaches and harbour ports combines with its French influence to provide a relaxed lifestyle in the most beautiful of settings.
  • For most visitors, the island’s coast is its greatest draw. There are 27 very different bays to choose from – some with long and popular stretches of sand, others hidden coves which rarely attract tourists. The beautiful south coast is lined with stunning cliffs best explored on foot.
  • The generous Relocation Package offered includes; house hunting visit; removal expenses; assistance with the cost of inbound travel; rental allowance; a house purchase grant. Interview travel is also covered, and all is in addition to very competitive pay and an Annual Bonus.

Job Summary:

  • There are five in-service user areas within Older Adult Mental Health comprising of 94 inservice user beds. A day centre facility for 20 service users and a community mental health team comprising of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The Community Mental Health team consists of one clinical nurse specialist, one approved social worker, one specialist occupational therapist and 4 community psychiatric nurses who work closely with the Consultant and Associate Psychiatrists. In addition to carrying individual caseloads the team provide a memory clinic service to the island which is held three times weekly undertaking specific testing leading to possible diagnoses.
  • All areas within the Services for Older People are approved learning environments used for training pre-registration nursing students and other learners.
  • The post holder will co-ordinate the management of the Ward in the absence of another Registered Nurse and will have responsibility for ensuring that best practice is adopted to maintain high standard of care.
  • Assisting service users with all activities of daily living is a core component of this role.
  • Care will be individualised to each service users’ needs and will be delivered in a dignified and compassionate manner at all time.
  • Service user’s views will be respected and where possible they will be included in any decisions around their care.
  • Service user safety is of the highest priority and the post holder will ensure that all States of Guernsey policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • The post holder will be expected to act as a mentor to more junior members of staff and may be required to take on additional responsibility within the area of work to support the Senior Staff within the team.


  • Registered Adult Nurse.
  • Be able to work in a confident and calm manner but seek guidance when appropriate.
  • To have a good understanding of the English language both verbal and written.
  • Have clear concise communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and deal with challenging situations calmly.
  • Able to lead and assist in the development of more junior members of staff.
  • Caring and empathetic.
  • Willing to go that extra mile.
  • Have a sense of fun.
  • Be creative.
  • There is a requirement for significant physical effort in this role therefore a good standard of fitness is required to assist service users with their activities of daily living

If you are ready for a change of scenery, and a new and exciting challenge and experience, please apply for this job today. Alternatively, we are offering £350 for successful referrals.