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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Head of Care (RMN/RNLD)

Job Reference: J103-A-20-18639

Cygnet Health Care
£39,500 per annum

We are looking for a Head of Care (HoC) with a passion for delivering the best quality of care.

You will be working 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday; 9-5 with flexibility to suit the needs of the service) at Cygnet Aspen Clinic.

Cygnet Aspen Clinic is a specialist service for women with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder and associated complex needs. We provide assessment, stabilisation, treatment and rehabilitation for up to 16 women.


Your Day-to-Day…

  • Oversee the effective admission/discharge of all clients.
  • Ensure that all referrals are adequately assessed with all reports prepared within set time limits, comprehensively and to a high standard. On admission ensure all necessary Client documentation is available.
  • Ensure all social and health needs of the Clients are assessed and risks evaluated. To monitor the planning and on-going evaluation of Client’s care, including specific therapeutic interventions.
  • Organise workload by forward planning off duty, ensuring that there is sufficient cover and when necessary deal with problems where appropriate.
  • Ensure duty rotas are produced within set time limits and that all bank and overtime rotas are exhausted prior to using any agency staff.
  • Responsible for the implementation of risk assessment; risk management and to embed clinical governance practices.
  • Ensure collection of any specimens that have to be sent to the surgery/hospital and on receipt of results, ensure the unit RMO signs in confirmation of the test result.
  • Carry out all nursing procedures as and when necessary.


Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Free meals on duty
  • RCNi membership
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Plus many more


You will have…


  • Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with a current Pin Number
  • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
  • A good understanding of the latest nursing practices
  • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence


  • Previous management/supervisory experience
  • Degree Level Module /ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Educated to Degree level in relevant qualification
  • Experience working with Personality Disorder patients


Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

Cygnet Aspen Clinic is a specialist service for women with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder and associated complex needs. We provide assessment, stabilisation, treatment and rehabilitation for up to 16 women.

Our service users may have complex trauma histories or have experienced regular placement breakdowns. At Cygnet Aspen Clinic we provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care and treatment with a focus on recovery and co-production with service users.


What next?
If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!
Click the link to apply.

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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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