Consultant Nurse and Approved Clinician – Adult Acute Inpatient Ward,

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Moorland View Ward, North Devon
£65,664 - £75,874 - Subject to matching
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
The post holder will be based on Moorland View Ward – a 16 bedded mixed gender acute psychiatric ward, North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, where they will have a private office near but off the ward with PC/laptop accessibility.

The post described is within the Northern Locality of the Adult Clinical Directorate. Moorland View Ward forms part of the Urgent and Inpatient Care system in North Devon – working with the Home Treatment Team, 4 step down beds, and intensive inpatient rehabilitation ward to create a locally flexible response for the most mentally unwell residents in North Devon.

The ward is 16 bedded, mixed gender. All bedrooms are en-suite. The ward encircles a garden and has office space, MDT office space, music room, dining room and patient kitchen. Facilities adjacent include seclusion, long term segregation area (ensuite bedroom, lounge, and enclosed garden), additional garden space, arts room, Occupational Therapy kitchen and gym.

The current staffing of Moorland View ward include Ward Manager, Clinical Psychologist (working across the adult age Urgent and inpatient care system) Ward Administrator, Discharge Facilitator, Band 6 Charge Nurse and Senior Occupational Therapist, B5 Mental Health Nurses and Occupational Therapists, Band 4 Associate Nurse, Band 3 support worker, Occupational Therapy Assistant, peer support worker, activity coordinator and Medicines Optimisation / Pharmacy team. The ward also has two junior doctors (either Foundation Yr 2, GPVT or Psychiatric CT1-3). A senior clinical staffing review is proceeding with the intention of securing 1.5 wte senior clinical posts per ward.

For a conversation about the post, please contact Dr David Richardson, Consultant Psychiatrist Recovery and Rehabilitation Service – North Devon, Clinical Director via:
The hours
This post is for40 hoursand duties are outlined in the Job Description. The Job Plan can be discussed with the successful applicant and remote working will be considered.

£65,664 - £75,874 per annum pro rata (Band 8c) - Subject to Matching
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
  • 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.
Living here
Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself. The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over 1/3 of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 450 miles of coastline along 2 stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of 2 National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England’s first natural World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast, 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance.

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