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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/02/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 369-A-20-44344-8

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Haldon Service
Wonford House, Exeter
£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

The role

  • Are you a mental health nurse looking to start a career at one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?

  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to helping people with eating disorders who need the highest quality mental health care?

  • Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live and work in a thriving city nestled in the heart of some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside?

We are searching for committed and enthusiastic nurses to join the Eating Disorder team at our Exeter-based Haldon Ward. You will work with people with eating disorders, helping them to recover and rebuild a future.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we are growing, establishing ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country. We want you to join us, and help us to achieve our aims. In return you will enjoy working in a challenging and rewarding role, where you will receive the training and development support you need to enjoy a fulfilling career.

Working as part of a specialist team at The Haldon, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

Salary:£24,214 - £30,112 (Band 5)

About you

Caring for people with eating disorders can be challenging, so you will need to be confident, committed, enthusiastic and motivated. Your role as a nurse will involve delivering high-quality, personalised services to those with complex needs, helping them on the road to recovery.

You will play an essential role in a multi-disciplinary team, working under the supervision of experienced senior mental health practitioners. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to working flexibly as part of a team and be willing to support 24/7 services.

You will be encouraged to challenge and inspire, using Quality Improvement methodology to help improve the services we offer. We listen and learn from our staff, and encourage you to help shape our Nursing Strategy through our nursing forum where your thoughts, views and insights will be valued.

We welcome applications from people with an up-to-date professional mental health qualification, including: Registered Mental Nurses (RMN) and Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD).

The location

The Haldon Eating Disorder Unit is located at Wonford House site in Exeter. Surrounded by 50 acres of park-like setting, The Haldon provides support for up to 20 people at any one time, with 12 in-patient care beds.

About us

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

Our Eating Disorder Unit provides support to people who are experiencing eating disorder problems that can not be successfully treated in the community. Treatment at The Haldon is part of their longer-term care plan, helping people to recover and develop the strategies to enjoy life outside of hospital.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working

  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer

  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills

  • Generous NHS pension scheme

  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Health service discounts and online benefits

  • Incremental pay progression

  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7

  • Access to our LGBTI+ network

  • Health and well-being opportunities

  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates

  • Structured learning and development opportunities, including access to South West Leadership Academy and Plymouth University.

Living here

The role is based at The Haldon, a special unit located at the Wonford House site in Exeter.

Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over 1/3 of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 450 miles of coastline along 2 stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of 2 National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England’s first natural World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast, 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance.

The hours

37.5 hours per week, working shifts across days, nights and weekends.

Great place to work. Great place to live.

Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may 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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