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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2019.

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Staff Nurse RMN, Band 5

Job Reference: 184-GH.GEN.02

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Holford Ward
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum, pro rata

Holford Ward in Taunton would like to welcome Mental Health Nurses (RMN) to join our highly-skilled team. We are in the fortunate position to be able to welcome newly qualified nurses and as a thank you for choosing us; we will pay your 1st year’s registration fee for NMC. We can also offer an excellent relocation package to those looking to move to the area.

Holford Ward is a progressive Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), providing care for up to 10 male adults during the most acute stage of their recovery. We have recently undergone a major refurbishment to provide a purpose-built, modern, safe and comfortable environment for the people in our care.

We are able to offer you unique experience in specialist areas. We are based alongside 2 other acute mental health wards including older persons Mental Health, and we have an ECT Suite on the site. This creates an environment where you will have access to specialist knowledge and will be fully supported by your colleagues.

You will work closely with the Ward Manager and clinical leads in managing the inpatient ward, ensuring the provision and development of a growing, top quality service.

You’ll be dedicated to providing top quality care and remain confident, approachable and sensitive to the issues faced by people who are in the most acute and challenging phase of their recovery.

You will receive regular Supervision, Annual Appraisals and will be offered training opportunities to meet your Personal Development Plan. Each member of staff is given the opportunity to lead in an area of interest, such as Friends and Family or Medicines Management.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Christine Picton on 01823 368211.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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If successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Somerset Partnership to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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