Job Description

B5 Registered Nurse – Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Job Title: Band 5 Registered Nurse

Department: Neuro-Behavioural and Huntington Disease Service

Salary range: £29,245 - £37,993 (dependent on experience)
Incremental reviews take place on an annual basis

Responsible to: Ward Manager

Hours of work: 150 hours over a 4 week period (approximately 37.5 hours per week). A long shift is 12 hours. You also have the opportunity for enhanced payments for additional hours worked, and to join our ‘Flexible Workforce’ (Putney Bank).

Location: Putney, Southwest London


  • 262.5 hours annual leave per year
  • Free parking
  • Situated outside the ULEZ and Congestion Zones
  • On-site accommodation provided at extremely reasonable rates
  • Blue Light Card and Discounts
  • On-site cafeteria

Please note, to be eligible to apply for this role, you must have received both Covid-19 vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and have the Right to Work in the UK.

Summary of position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

We are seeking Registered Nurses to join our Neuro-Behavioural and Huntington Disease Service at the RHN. Your key responsibility is to deliver a high standard of professional clinical care to patients and residents of the hospital.

The Neuro-behavioural service is a specialist inpatient ward for adults with challenging behaviour resulting from a brain injury. The service use the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach which focuses on using the positive techniques to promote adaptive behaviours. The specialist Huntington Disease service provides excellent care and support for patients who have high complex needs and their families. It encourages independence and maximises patient’s quality of life. You will be responsible for the assessment of patients care needs and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK. We provide person-centred care that focuses on enhancing dignity, independence and quality of life for our patients and residents. Our services span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme. We are very pleased to have been given an overall rating of ‘Good’ by our regulator, the CQC, in 2021.

Main Objectives of the role

  • To deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital.
  • To actively contribute to creating a culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and is delivered on all occasions to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate CQC regulations and professional standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.
  • To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
  • Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients and residents
  • Assessment of care and health and social care needs
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for individual patients and residents
  • Within a model of clinical supervision, to gain experience and skills in, Clinical practice, Facilitation and teaching, Management and leadership.
  • To maintain effective communication with patients, residents, families/carers and staff.
  • To take charge of the ward/department in the absence of senior nursing staff when agreed competencies to do so have been fully attained.

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Relevant Nursing degree
  • NMC Registered
  • Post-registration experience with relevant speciality in a clinical / care setting
  • Evidence of high level of nursing evidence based practice to support patient care delivery
  • Experience in teaching, assessing and supervising others including Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants
  • Understanding of clinical audit, CQC, and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE)

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in rehabilitation of people who present with challenging behaviours, such as verbal and physical aggression, withdrawn behaviour, dis-inhibition and impulsivity.
  • Previous experience or related training or qualification in management of challenging behaviours, including but not limited to de-escalation, positive reinforcement and re-direction.
  • Previous experience or related training in Positive Behaviour Support and its guiding principles.
  • Previous experience or related training in Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) and Breakaway techniques
  • Leadership or management qualification

Interested in applying and hearing from us?

Apply now and please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour of RHN to meet our Matrons, Ward Managers and see for yourself our fantastic Neuro-Behavioural services and wards. Just contact us at 

RHN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer that respects and values the differences of our people to achieve their full potential.

Please Login to apply for the role....

B5 Staff Nurse

Reference B5RHNSN2

Enter your email address and password to login.

Forgot your password?

Create a New Account