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Registered Mental Health Nurse

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

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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?

An exciting opportunity for Registered Mental Health Nurses has arisen to join our 8 bedded, Intensive Inpatient Rehabilitation ward- Ocean view, based at North Devon District hospital, Barnstaple. This will form part of the North Devon rehabilitation and recovery service.

We are seeking 3, full time, and experienced (completed preceptorships) band 5 RMN’s to join the team which comprises a full Multi- Disciplinary range of staff. This includes Occupational therapists, band 4 OTA’s, psychology input, activities workers, physical activities support workers and peer support workers.

This will be a new service which will offer a range of training in evidence based skills to enable to the successful applicants to bring knowledge and skills to their interventions. The focus of the service will be to support recovery, provide hope and rehabilitation by delivering the intensive inpatient component of the care pathway to people with complex severe mental illness.

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

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 role of the band 5 staff nurse will include full psychosocial assessments, promotion of social inclusion, development of independence, and maximising social, functional and self-management skills. There will be an expectation to enhance the involvement of, and provide support for family, friends and carers to ensure the team works in partnership wherever possible.

The environment of Ocean view is light, spacious and outside has a lovely garden area which we plan to develop into a suitable space to provide meaningful activities for our client group whilst engaging with nature. The will be a strong focus on physical health within the team.

The role will include rotation to nights and weekends, regular supervision opportunities and you will be working alongside colleagues who are highly skilled and experienced.

We welcome applications from RMN’s with at least a year’s experience and those who have completed their preceptorship.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the extended closing date; therefore this post may close earlier if suitable applicants are found. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
The location
Your base will be Ocean View at North Devon District Hospital, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
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.

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

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.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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