Registered Nurse - Heligan Ward (nights only)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Carew House, Bodmin on 20th October 2023. This will be a morning or afternoon to be confirmed.

We are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and clinically capable Band 5 Trained Nurses to join our nursing team on Heligan Ward one of our 22 bedded Wards at St Austell Community Hospital. The Trained Nurse role requires the post holder to be committed to the ongoing development of the ward and multi-disciplinary team working. We aim to deliver the highest standard of patient and rehabilitative care to our predominantly elderly patients.

The ideal applicant will possess a good level of organisational, communication and clinical skills relevant to the post and be able to act as a positive role model.

You will be undertaking night duties on a rotational basis, across 7 days per week. There will be an expectation to rotate onto day shift periodically .

There are full and part time hours available.

Main duties of the job

The assessment of care needs and the development and implementation of programmes of care in the ward setting.

To be a team leader and provide all forms of nursing care without direct supervision.

To provide mentorship to pre and post registration students and Healthcare Assistants undertaking the National Vocational Awards.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • RGN 1st level Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Leadership skills
  • Experience of working within a community hospital and working in care of the elderly

Skills and Aptitude


  • Well organised. Confident. Aware of limitations of role. Insight into NHS changes
  • Evidence of team working

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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