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Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

We are seeking a Band 5 Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse to join our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Junipers in Exeter.

You will quickly become part of a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team where youll be using your skills and experience to deliver a package of care to people on our psychiatric intensive care ward that helps them on their road to recovery. We passionately believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health to recover independence and return to their local community.

The Junipers is a state-of-the art, 10 bed psychiatric intensive care unit based in the beautiful grounds of Wonford House in Exeter. Junipers provides care for men & women with severe mental health needs.

Were looking for a Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse - you may already be working in a psychiatric intensive care setting or have an interest in working in this area. Above all, you will be passionate about providing the highest level of care to the people who use our service.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team will mean youll need excellent communication skills and were always on the look-out for nurses who are keen to share new ideas and seek-out areas of improvement.

Main duties of the job

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 promote and improve quality of service provided.
  • To manage the unit in the absence of Ward Manager / Team Leader
  • To participate in the internal rotation system including weekend working

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the closing date Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

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 refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of Adult and/or Older Persons mental health nursing and the nursing process



  • RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current registration.



  • 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
  • Understanding of Recovery principles in Mental Health
  • Knowledge and understanding of both adult and childrens safeguarding guidance

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
  • 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 work on the internal ward shift rotation which includes night duties
  • To work to the Trust Data Protection and Confidentiality guidance/policy
  • Work as an effective role model.
  • Promote effective service delivery and future changes in a positive way
  • Willingness to develop self

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


The Junipers

Dryden Road



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