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Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are searching for a motivated and innovative Mental Health Practitioner (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) for The Place of Safety, based at Wonford House Hospital working 37.5 hours per week.

We are searching for motivated and innovative qualified professionals across all our adult inpatient services in Devon. Join us and you will play a central role within committed and dynamic teams that are passionate about making a difference to peoples lives.

You will become part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, using your skills, experience and leadership to help define and deliver a package of care to people who are admitted to the Place of Safety (POS), that helps them on their road to recovery. We believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health, to recover independence and return to their local community. This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis.
  • Relocation package of up to �8k available (See attached)
  • Refer a Friend Scheme applies (See attached)

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) applicants who have completed their preceptorship, mentorship, have experience at Band 5 working with adults with mental health problems and are able to lead a team, work creatively and effectively in the clinical environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate progressive skills in leadership, supervision, clinical practice, service development, risk assessment and risk management. We are seeking nurses who are also friendly, approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills. If you are committed to providing person centred care with a sound knowledge of best practice within an Adult Inpatient Service, this could be the opportunity for you.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity 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.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These 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 conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

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


  • Experience of working with people with a diagnosis of dementia

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of ordering, storing and administering of prescribed medications
  • Knowledge of possible side effects of prescribed medication
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1987 (including updates)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
  • Knowledge of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to articulate clear and concise information
  • Ability to assess situations, make decisions, co-ordinate and organise appropriate responses calmly and safely
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.



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

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Wonford House

Dryden Road




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