Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to join our inpatient specialist dementia ward based in Exeter. 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.

Belvedere Ward provides high quality of care and treatment for people who have complex health needs and a cognitive impairment. We provide a multi disciplinary assessment of patient need to inform their current needs and future care needs.

The team are an enthusiastic and highly motivated team, with a passion for working with older adults. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team and work well together allowing us to better support our patients and one another. We aim to support the overall health and wellbeing of our staff, keeping them physically and psychologically well which is important in these current times.

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team, who work together to deliver high quality service to all patients. The team hold shared values and encourage staff to learn and develop their existing skills. Devon Partnership Trust runs excellent development courses that are available to all staff.

Belvedere Ward welcome both experienced nurses and new qualified nurses to apply. We have a highly motivated workforce who are encouraged to develop themselves and that of the service.We have great mentors who will encourage newly qualified nurses to learn and develop, setting great foundations for your future career.

Job Purpose
  • To assess care needs, develop, implement and evaluate individual care plans.
  • To provide named nurse role to people who use our service.
  • to work alongside families and carers to provide person centred care and to meet the needs of our patients and others that are important to them
  • To participate in the internal rotation system including weekend working

Duties and Responsibilities include
  • To be a proactive, skilled member of the ward Multi-Disciplinary team
  • To demonstrate effective leadership and assist with providing advice and guidance to non qualified staff and students.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability 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.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values 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 & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached full Job Description in the Supporting Documents section for a full list of duties.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of ordering, storing and administering required medications
  • Knowledge of possible side effects of medication
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1987 (including updates)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty safeguards


  • Knowledge and skills in providing supervision
  • Knowledge of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Working
  • Understanding of Recovery principles in Mental Health
  • Knowledge and understanding of both adult and childrens safeguarding guidance



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

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Ability to engage in and lead (when required) MDT meetings
  • Ability to assess situations, make decisions, co-ordinate and organise appropriate responses.
  • Have an awareness and ability to maintain personal boundaries.
  • Able to risk assess
  • To be able to plan and implement all aspects of nursing skills.
  • To demonstrate effective leadership skills, promote effective role model across the ward environment.
  • To attend Mandatory Training for restraint, Breakaway, Manual Handling etc.
  • To be able to work on the internal ward shift rotation which includes night duties
  • To work to the Trust Data Protection and Confidentiality guidance/policy
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Work as an effective role model.
  • Promote effective service delivery and future changes in a positive way
  • Willingness to develop self


  • Basic IT skills



  • Experience of Adult and/or Older Persons Mental Health Nursing and the nursing process


  • Previous experience of working with people with dementia

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


Belvedere Ward, Franklyn Hospital

Franklyn Drive




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