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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 310-MAC21-1559200-E

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Adult Mental Health
Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro

Are you passionate about getting the basics right - knowing your patients, spending time with them, being compassionate, caring, building up their skills, abilities to be resilient for the future. Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy thinking on your feet as much as applying longer-term plan.

Then come and be part of something special at George Mackenzie House. We are a strong supportive team working together to ensure not only do our patients get the best care, but you get the chance to grow within the team, gain valuable experiences and advance yourself.

Located in the vibrant University City of Cambridge, George Mackenzie House at Fulbourn Hospital provides exceptional career development opportunity in the Recovery focused care of male and female adults experiencing difficulties associated with a range of acute often long standing mental health illness's.

George Mackenzie House is a low-secure unit with facilities to care for up to 20 patients, both men and women, under the care of either the general consultant psychiatrist or the forensic consultant psychiatrist.

The multi-disciplinary team assess and review all aspects of patient care. Members of the team include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, ward doctor, psychiatric nurses and therapists from the therapies department, social workers, chaplaincy and community psychiatric nurses.

The purpose of George Mackenzie House is to provide assessment and therapeutic treatment for adults with mental health issues who require interventions within a safe and secure environment.

We aim to use a holistic and collaborative approach in the preparation of individual care-plans where each patient is central to this process. We believe in truly collaborative care, support and positive risk taking.

There is a structured programme of therapy and recreational activities which aids in the assessment and treatment of each patient.

Working on George Mackenzie House will give the post holder the opportunity to practice a full range of core mental health nursing skills, physical nursing skills and also to gain experience in risk assessment, management and recovery focused interventions.

We are keen to support and develop our staff with CPD options and encourage promotional opportunities with the Trust. The service provides an in house education programme and we have close links with Anglia Ruskin University. The ward embraces ongoing training as part of daily work. This includes both peer group training and profession specific cascade learning.

We also offer regular individual and group reflective supervision.

In addition, we offer a 5 day induction on commencement in post, a fully supportive preceptorship programme for all newly qualified nurses and professional leadership programmes for experienced staff nurse through the NHS Academy.

Other benefits for joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 day plus bank holidays (FTE)
  • Additional Secure allowance payments
  • Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • professional leadership programmes for experienced nurses through NHS Academy.
  • Free on site parking at Fulbourn
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

For further details / informal visits contact:

We welcome pre application visits

Kat (Ward Manager)


Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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