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Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,065 to £32,934 a year Band 5
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting full time opportunity for a band 5 Nurse at the Russell Clinic In Exeter.

The role will require the successful applicant .....

  • To deliver consistently high quality care and treatment
  • To ensure our services are driven by the voices of people who use them
  • To build a reputation as a recognised centre of excellence and expertise
  • To attract and retain talented people and to create a great place to work, with a shared sense of pride and ambition
  • To challenge discrimination and stigma and to champion recovery, inclusion and wellbeing
  • To be an efficient, thriving and successful organisation with a sustainable future.
  • To assess care needs, develop, implement and evaluate individual care plans.
  • To provide named nurse role to people who use our service.
  • To promote and improve quality of service provided.
  • To manage the unit in the absence of Ward Manager / Team Leader
  • To participate in the internal rotation system including weekend working

Main duties of the job

To be a proactive, skilled member of the ward Multi-Disciplinary team

To have knowledge and experience of providing individual and group clinical/therapy work.

To demonstrate effective leadership and assist with providing advice and guidance to non qualified staff and students.

To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships, which at all times acknowledges the rights, personal dignity and encourages opportunity for growth and development of the person using this service.

To provide cross cover to other mental health units located on the same site when there is a clinical need.

To work in line with agreed safeguarding protocols at all times

Actively engage in required training

To demonstrate a working knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (including 2007 updates), Mental Capacity Act 2005 (to include Deprivation of Liberty safeguards), Care Programme Approach, and National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

To work to the NICE and NMC Guidelines and Standards.

To be aware of and work in line with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

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.

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

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current registration.
  • A willingness to complete Trust Mandatory Courses (will be required to complete and undertake relevant Physical Interventions training with adjustments considered if required)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of Adult and/or Older Persons mental health nursing and the nursing process
  • Experience of working with people with a diagnosis of dementia
Physical Skills Essential
  • To attend Mandatory Training for either 5 day or 3 day restraint (as determined by manager/service), Breakaway, Manual Handling etc.
  • To be able to work on the internal ward shift rotation which includes night duties
Communication Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Ability to engage in and lead (when required) MDT meetings
  • Knowledge of electronic care notes
Other Essential
  • To work to the Trust Data Protection and Confidentiality guidance/policy
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Work as an effective role model.
  • Promote effective service delivery and future changes in a positive way
  • Willingness to develop self
Analytical & Judgement Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess situations, make decisions, co-ordinate and organise appropriate responses.
  • Have an awareness and ability to maintain personal boundaries.
  • Able to risk assess
Planning & Organising Skills Essential
  • To be able to plan and implement all aspects of nursing skills.
  • To demonstrate effective leadership skills, promote effective role model across the ward environment.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Russell Clinic - Wonford House

Dryden Road




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