Staff Nurse - Mental Health - Harvest Ward

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum/Pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at Carew House, Bodmin on 15th December 2023.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate Band 5 nurse to join our team working within an 8 bedded PICU that provides assessment and treatment for inpatients aged 18 and over, presenting with a mental health crisis.

This role is not for the faint-hearted, it will be challenging and pressurised but ultimately it will be extremely rewarding and have an emphasis on providing a therapeutic environment which promotes the principles of person centred care that is least restrictive and recovery focused.

Main duties of the job

The post requires an individual with strong communication skills who has the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary ward team. This role requires someone who can work under pressure and be adaptable.

Applicants must have some experience of working within the mental health setting, be flexible, hardworking and compassionate with a desire to work in a fast pace environment. You will have access to training and development, annual appraisals and clinical supervision.

If you believe you have the right attributes to accept the challenges that this position brings and you want to play a key role in service development, then we look forward to receiving your application.

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.Approximately 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

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Current experience of working in an inpatient environment post qualification
  • Experience of working with patients with complex and challenging needs


  • Mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification

Skills and Aptitude


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner

Knowledge and abilities


  • Proven organisational skills
  • Strong team player able to motivate and engage positively with colleagues
  • Confident in working autonomously and delivering high quality care

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Harvest Ward

Bodmin Hospital


PL31 2QT

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