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Registered Mental Health Nurses – Secure Services

Job Reference: 369-A-19-47615-2

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Langdon Hospital
Location:
Dawlish
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to 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 and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


Registered Mental Health Nurses – Secure Services

The role

Relocation package up to £8K

Refer a friend scheme applies – both earn up to £500 – for existing staff

  • Are you an experienced, committed and dynamic mental health nurse who wants to use their skills to make a difference?
  • Can you work effectively with those we care for, their families, clinicians, staff and other stakeholders to deliver exceptional quality care that changes people’s lives?
  • Have you ever wanted to live and work in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas?

We’re searching for qualified and experienced registered mental health nurses for exciting new roles within our Secure Services Directorate at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) you will use your skills, knowledge and understanding of mental health care to assess patients, then develop, implement and evaluate a programme of care for them.

The Secure Services Directorate can be challenging, but the work is highly rewarding. As a trust, we embrace the recovery approach, embracing a holistic approach to care. You will be willing to lead, inspiring your colleagues to deliver care that helps patients on the road to recovery.

This is an exciting time to be joining us as we continue to grow and improve. We’re committed to helping you become the best you can be and offer significant opportunities for development, alongside an attractive benefits package and a rewarding working environment.

About you

You will be passionate about making a difference to people’s lives. You will be responsible for managing and directing the care of some of the most vulnerable people we are responsible for, many of whom will have complex and ongoing needs.

You will use your skills and experience to develop packages of treatment that focus on recovery, where possible, helping the people we care for to regain some independence. We call it ‘inspiring hope – together’.

An experienced and qualified nurse, you will be able to demonstrate specific examples of how your involvement has improved patient care, the patient experience and how you have influenced teams to deliver high-quality care.

The role involves deputising for more senior staff and setting an example for other members of staff. You will exemplify the recovery approach, taking a holistic approach to care that involves the entire person.

Personally, you will be a clear and confident communicator, capable of interacting and working effectively with people who use our services, their families and carers, staff and stakeholders from all backgrounds.

Working independently, you will make decisions that change lives every single day.

About us

Our Secure Services are recognised as being some of the best in the country with a nationally recognised Recovery College on site – The Discovery Centre.

We provide a positive environment in which to deliver high quality care, therapy and recreation. The overall focus of care within our Secure Service is upon personal recovery – supporting people to attain their goals, to achieve a sense of hope, opportunity and control and to move towards independence.

Our offer to you

Based at Langdon Hospital our 111 acre site offers free parking, a patient-led café and spectacular views across the Dawlish coast and countryside.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Comprehensive preceptorship programme
  • Commitment to flexible working where we can
  • 32 days (minimum) annual leave
  • Refer a friend scheme and both earn £500
  • Research opportunities
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses from our Recovery College
  • Salary sacrifice cyclesheme
  • 24/7 Employee assistance programme

Living here

Living in Devon offers you a fantastic lifestyle and a beautiful place to live and work and particularly if you work at Langdon Hospital – even your commute to work can lead you alongside the coast or over the moors. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools, and you’ll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends – from cycling, walking and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre trips, bustling nightlife and great restaurants.

If you’re looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work, plus a beautiful place to live, then joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the right place for you.

 




Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.


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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