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Flexible RMN (Nights), Band 5

Job Reference: 152-M366.18

Employer:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
St Ann's Hospital
Location:
Poole
Salary:
£23,023 to £29,608 p.a.

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.


Are you looking for flexible working across the Trust's dynamic Acute Mental Health Inpatient Services? If you are looking for a position to suit your work/family/study life balance - this could be the position for you.

An exciting, and rare, opportunity has arisen for 2 excellent RMN's to work flexibly on night shifts only, on rotation and leaving your days and days off free to fit in with your lifestyle - whilst enhancing your on-going career options by broadening your horizons.

Mental Health Services provide treatment and care across Dorset for young people and those aged 18 and over, who are in an acute phase of illness and working towards their recovery. You will be designated to work across the county on wards/units providing registered nurse support wherever you are most needed.

This is a great chance to gain experience and knowledge across the varied inpatient settings and to benefit from the additional night enhancements attached to working these shifts.

The aim of all staff is to provide a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs and enable them to return home with support from the Crisis Team Home Treatment and / or their Community Mental Health Team.

Essential Skills & Duties of a Qualified Registered Mental Nurse (RMN):

    • Valid NMC Pin is essential and a good working knowledge of CQC standards
    • An effective communicator with the ability to engage with our service users to understand their needs to provide excellent services of care
    • The ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with external care professionals and families to be customer focused and to continually develop the services we provide
    • Promote ownership of care programmes by fully involving service users and their families in developing, agreeing and evaluating care programmes
    • Fulfil professional and legal responsibilities with respect to the safe storage handling and administration of medicines
    • It is essential to be Health and Safety aware, to ensure the safety of our services users and colleagues

As a Qualified Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) you will be leading and co-ordinating the shift, providing advice and support to a team of care staff on each shift. You will also be expected to be professional at all times and conduct your duties with care, consideration and kindness towards others.

In return

    • We will support and facilitate your development in this role through regular supervision and a development plan tailored to your needs and experience
    • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
    • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday workin
    • NHS pension schem
    • Holiday and sick pa
    • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schem
    • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gifty Markey, Consultant Nurse on 01202 492410 or via Gifty.markey@nhs.net




Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.

Proactive

Positive

Respectful

Supportive

Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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