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Staff Nurse (RMN)

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to experience what it's like working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit? Are you a nurse looking for a new opportunity or challenge? Are you a newly qualified nurse seeking your first nursing role within the NHS?

The Male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit based within St Ann's Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to join our team.

Haven Male is a 7 bedded male PICU that provides a high level of effective and compassionate care to men who are experiencing the most acute phase of a serious mental disorder. This includes working with individuals presenting with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma and personality disorders. We aim to promote a calm and therapeutic approach in a low stimulus environment where our patients are supported by a friendly, skilled and enthusiastic team that enables them to move forwards with their recovery.

We are a service that constantly strives to improve the quality of nursing care that we provide to our patients. We have a progressive focus around initiatives such as Reducing Restrictive Interventions and Recognising Positive Practice. We are a member of NAPICU (National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Unit).

Main duties of the job

We are looking for suitably qualified and caring individuals who wish to work in a fast paced and challenging environment. You will have excellent clinical skills and be a team player who is emotionally intelligent and able to remain calm when managing potentially testing situations. We would love to hear about what attributes you believe you will bring to the team within your application, and what has driven you to apply for this role within PICU.

In return for joining us on Haven you will become a valued member of our multi-disciplinary team and have a say in how our service develops. We are friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and work to promote a safe and effective environment, enabling patients to overcome their current difficulties.

As a specialist service, we are able to provide opportunities to further develop your skills within specialised training such as DBT, CBT, enhanced risk assessment, and enhanced physical health interventions. Following successful completion of your 3 month probation period, you will meet with your supervisor to discuss your personal development plan which will identify your learning and training needs, so we can ensure you have all the skills you need to be the best you can be in your role.

This is an exciting opportunity for nurses who would like to utilise their skills in a specialist environment, caring for people with a wide variety of presenting problems and needs.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Preceptorship or working towards it
  • Ability to take charge of a ward/case load regularly
  • Ability to supervise other staff
  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Ability to mentor students

Information Technology


  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Ability to work with minimum supervision / unsupervised
  • Ability to work in a team and positively influence others
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and lead self effectively

Additional requirements


  • Ability to meet contractual requirements and participate in 24 hour care
  • A level of fitness and ability to participate and complete PMVA, Breakaway training and Manual Handling (practice and theory).
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Ann's Hospital

69 Haven Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LN


BH13 7LN

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