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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Green Lane Hospital, Devizes

Band 5

Main area
Acute inpatient
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Green Lane Hospital
From £24,214 per annum
28/07/2019 23:59

Are you interested in joining a friendly and energetic team who work closely with people with acute and enduring mental health problems and their families?  Are you passionate about caring?  Are you looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career in mental health?

Are you about to qualify or are you an experienced registered mental health nurse who is passionate about mental health?  Will you act as an advocate for the reduction of stigma associated with mental health?  If so, we would love you to join our team.  As well as supporting you to build on your, we can offer you a robust induction programme, individual appraisal, preceptorship, mentorship, clinical/managerial supervision and ongoing training.

Poppy ward is an 18 mixed bedded unit based on the Green Lane site in Devizes. The ward has male and female wings with separate lounge and gardens and a large central lounge and dining area. Rooms for reflection, families, meetings and occupational therapies along with an extra care area including seclusion are available. The MDT prides its self on having good working relationships with colleagues from other teams the third sector and statutory agencies. Service user and carer involvement is integral to developing services and maintaining quality standards.

We are looking for motivated and experienced or newly qualified Band 5 nurses who wish to work with adults of working age in an Acute Psychiatric care setting. 

RMN’s on Poppy Ward work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of our service users are met. We put huge emphasis on working collaboratively with individuals to empower them in their recovery and enable them to move through the care pathway. The ward prides itself on delivering a therapy based model of care providing a holistic and needs led approach.

As well as Poppy Ward you will have the opportunity to work alongside teams such as the Place of Safety, Early Interventions, CMHT', ECT, Intensive services and Primary Care Liason who are all based on this site.

We are able to provide a comprehensive Preceptorship package for newly qualified RMN’s and have opportunities for experienced staff to undertake specialist link roles of particular interest and develop their clinical skills to enhance career progression. We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for newly qualified members of staff or staff returning to practice.

All RMN’s on Poppy Ward are actively encouraged to undertake the accredited post registration Mentorship course and will play a vital part in service and clinical quality development for the ward. Support and supervision for all staff is a fundamental part of the culture of the ward and individuals are actively encouraged to seek out learning opportunities within the Trust as a whole.

The post requires flexible shift working, including rotation onto night shifts. Part –time working may be considered for suitable applicants.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bryan Stickler - Ward Manager or Robyn Laney - Senior Practitioner on 01380 731207.