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Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Perinatal Care
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • 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 people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

We are seeking Band 5 Mental Health Nurses (RMN’S) for our Mother & Baby Unit (MBU); this is an exciting opportunity to join us at Jasmine Lodge.

Jasmine Lodge is an 8 bedded unit inpatient Mother & Baby unit in Exeter, Devon. Mothers are admitted to Jasmine Lodge from 32 weeks pregnant up to 12 months post-natal.

Mother are admitted with their baby to receive mental health treatment for moderate to severe mental health problems. Jasmine Lodge aim to support mothers to recover, whilst maintaining and building a relationship with their baby.

While perinatal experience is desired, it is not a requirement of the job. You will be provided with a bespoke perinatal induction that will give you an overview of the entire perinatal service, including MBU Outreach and the perinatal community teams. If you are a newly qualified nurse, Devon Partnership Trust will support you with a comprehensive and robust preceptorship program.

Specialist education and training will be available with regards to baby care, however, Jasmine Lodge is an inpatient mental health ward, therefore any health concerns of a baby will be signposted to primary care or A&E.

Jasmine Lodge is a new unit that opened in 2018, there are a core number of staff who have remained at Jasmine Lodge from opening, giving you opportunity to learn from their practices.

We are always told how warm and welcoming our team are and how the team support each other through times of challenge.

The team are passionate about supporting newly qualified staff members through their transition into being qualified.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata (Band 5)
About you
The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, commitment to working flexibly, participating in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services, be able to demonstrate effective working in a multi-disciplinary team setting and demonstrate a commitment to further development with the support of the team.

This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis and therefore enables staff to qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to their basic pay.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound clinical decision making and clinical leadership skills for running the ward as the Nurse in Charge. We are looking for a person/family centred Nurse who is compassionate and caring towards the women in our care.

There will be an excellent level of professionalism demonstrated in the successful candidate who leads by example and supports junior staff through supervision and when leading the shift.

Staff are encouraged and supported to use quality improvement methodology to help improve on the services we offer. The Trust Quality improvement Academy provides access to expert advice and support in your work area.

We would strongly advise you to come and look around if you are interested in applying. You can contact the ward on 01392539100 and speak with any of the Nurses and arrange a visit.

If you would like to speak with the management team you can contact Hannah Fieldhouse (Ward Manager), Danni Picot, Clary Oliver-Toyne or Cara Axworthy (Deputy ward managers) on 01392 539100 to discuss the job in more detail.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

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