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Staff Nurse RMN, Band 5

Job Reference: 184-SS.GEN.141

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Pyrland Ward
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata

Are you looking for your next nursing opportunity within Older People Services & working alongside patients with acute mental health disorders?

Are you passionate about high-quality care? Then this could be just for you!

Pyrland Ward is currently taking part in the Royal College of Psychiatry Improvement Programme working towards accreditation, being part of this process will create an excellent opportunity to help you enhance your skills.

This is an exciting time to join us as have started a refurbishment of our Dementia Ward to provide a better environment for our patients with a diagnosis of Dementia. As well as our Dementia Ward, Pyrland also consists of a 2nd ward which specialises in the treatment of elderly patients with functional mental health illness. Both wards have 14 beds caring for people over the age of 65.

Here we have been working collaboratively with NHS Improvements & would encourage staff to take part in further collaborative opportunities in the future.

Part of the role includes leading a team during the shift alongside a fellow RMN, providing evidenced-based care to our clients and working collaboratively with our community team colleagues to ensure that the admission and discharge process is effective.

As a member of our team, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans within the inpatient wards ensuring high-quality care. You will be working in collaboration with patients & carers to develop individual treatment plans with an emphasis in a supported discharge working closely with community teams to ensure a seamless service.

You’ll be joining a supportive and friendly team that will make your transition into the ward an enjoyable experience, whether you are a newly qualified looking for a preceptorship or an experienced nurse.

As well as of the usual NHS Benefits such as 5.4 weeks annual leave PLUS bank holidays, enhanced pay for unsociable hours to top up your income, and flexible working practices to promote a good work-life balance, you can also expect to be fully supported in your role through regular managerial and professional supervision.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit to the wards, please contact Michelle Cross or Jo Harvey on 01823 368225 or /

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

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 (Subject to eligibility), and many more - please visit our website.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

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

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