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Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen on Moorland View Ward for a staff nurse to join our team. They will work as a vital part of the wider nursing team.

Whether you are newly qualified, hold years of experience or are simply looking for a change in career we are looking to appoint people who are passionate about nursing. The job offers a challenging yet rewarding environment with opportunities to consistently learn.

Moorland View is a 16 bedded inpatient ward which provides assessment and treatment for adults with mental health needs. The ward provides high quality of care and treatment for people who have psychiatric, social, psychological and emotional health needs and are in an acute phase of their illness. The purpose of the ward is to offer comprehensive assessments and treatment meaning service users have shorter stays in hospital. Together with service users, we aim to develop clear care plans which aid wellbeing, recovery and encourage self-management of their mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

To be a proactive, skilled member of the ward Multi-Disciplinary team

To have knowledge and experience of providing individual and group clinical/therapy work.

To demonstrate effective leadership and assist with providing advice and guidance to unqualified staff and students.

To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships, which at all times acknowledges the rights, personal dignity and encourages opportunity for growth and development of the person using this service.

To provide cross cover to other mental health units located on the same site when there is a clinical need.

To work in line with agreed safeguarding protocols at all times

Actively engage in required training

To demonstrate a working knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (including 2007 updates), Mental Capacity Act 2005 (to include Deprivation of Liberty safeguards), Care Programme Approach, and National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

To work to the NICE and NMC Guidelines and Standards.

To be aware of and work in line with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication & Working Relationships

To have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To be proficient in the use of electronic systems

To maintain professional working relationships with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team.

To be able to liaise with carers, families and user groups and representatives.

To liaise with a range of professionals and agencies allied to the holistic care of the person using this service user e.g. G.P, Social Worker, Housing etc.

Planning & Organisation

To act as shift co-ordinator

Act up (take responsibility for the ward) in the absence of Manager as required

Supervise others in line with Trust policy

Responsibility for Patient/Client Care, Treatment & Therapy

To act as named nurse for a cohort of patients.

To assess complex health and well being needs, develop, monitor and review care plans to meet individual needs. To update all records on electronic clinical records

To provide robust risk assessments and ensure they are updated regularly on the electronic clinical records

To maintain professionalism at all times/whilst being non-judgemental.

To ensure safe practice working to NMC, Government and Trust policies /procedures

Maintain accurate documentation using the correct recording systems (mostly electronic)

Policy, Service, Research & Development Responsibility

To be aware of national and professional developments.

To participate in ongoing training and education progress.

To demonstrate evidence based practice and participate in research/audit/pilot projects.

To be aware of current initiatives in inpatient care.

To promote service changes with positive professional attitude and fully engage in service changes.

Responsibility for Finance, Equipment & Other Resources

To ensure Trust policies and procedures are followed in relation to the handling of monies, property etc. belonging to people using the service

To demonstrate effective risk management skills

Use Trust resources in a sustainable, cost effective and appropriate way

Responsibility for Supervision, Leadership & Management

To demonstrate and develop effective leadership/management skills.

To provide Supervision to appropriate/allocated staff. To participated in the role of Mentor to students.

To participate in the role of Preceptor to newly qualified staff (where appropriate)

To participate in audits.

There is a requirement to support learners on a regular basis which includes the achievement and updating of profession specific training to the required standard to fulfil this role

Information Resources & Administrative Duties

To ensure accurate documentation.

To have working knowledge of Carenotes System and associated systems.

To engage and participate in the use of Electronic recording systems and training when required.

To participate in formulating and providing reports for other professionals such as panel for continuing care etc

Any Other Specific Tasks Required

To demonstrate a working knowledge of NMC codes of conduct and comply with them.

To demonstrate a working knowledge of government health and social care policy

Have a working knowledge of PREP requirements and maintain personal, professional development.

Report any observed incident of unprofessional behaviour, accident/incident, untoward occurrence, and faulty equipment immediately to Ward Manager/Team Leader.

To take an active role in own supervision and continuous professional development

Person Specification



  • RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current registration.
  • A willingness to complete Trust Mandatory Courses (will be required to complete and undertake relevant Physical Interventions training with adjustments considered if required)



  • Previous experience working in a range of different mental health care settings
  • Working with people with challenging behaviour and complex health needs
  • Experience of and the ability to work effectively as a team player under appropriate supervision, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Moorland View, North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park


EX31 4JB

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