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Senior Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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· Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?

· Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is a great opportunity to join our nursing therapy team at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services. As a Senior Staff Nurse for the Secure Services Directorate, you will hold a key post in our recovery pathway, providing direct nursing care and also engaging in a range of therapeutic interventions including DBT and CAT interventions.

Our Directorate employs over 320 staff and we have ambitious plans in place to expand and develop our existing services, including plans to deliver secure services for women.

We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies, and care to support their recovery. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths, and wellness.

If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision. The post holder is designated to design, co-ordinate and deliver specialist therapeutic interventions under the guidance of the MDT. The post holder may be required to work nights.

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

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description and further information which will provide further details on the role and Secure Services

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse. RMN or RN(LD)
  • Registered as qualified user of advanced therapy such as CBT, DBT, Nurse prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience post-registration mental health nursing.
  • Ability to cope with stress and a challenging environment.
  • Previous experience of working within criminal justice agencies.
  • Experience of working in a forensic setting
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health problems related to forensic psychiatry.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, 1983
  • Understanding of the Code of Practice, 1983
  • Knowledge of the CPA process
  • Knowledge of various therapeutic approaches in the care of forensic patients.
  • Knowledge of basic research methodology.

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