Senior Staff Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

· Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?

· Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is a great opportunity to join our nursing therapy team at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services. As a Senior Staff Nurse for the Secure Services Directorate, you will hold a key post in our recovery pathway, providing direct nursing care and also engaging in a range of therapeutic interventions including DBT and CAT interventions.

Our Directorate employs over 320 staff and we have ambitious plans in place to expand and develop our existing services, including plans to deliver secure services for women.

We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies, and care to support their recovery. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths, and wellness.

If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision. The post holder is designated to design, co-ordinate and deliver specialist therapeutic interventions under the guidance of the MDT. The post holder may be required to work nights.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

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

Our values

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

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

Date posted

22 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-6903

Job locations

Langdon Hospital

Dawlish

Devon

EX7 0NR


Job description

Job responsibilities

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description and further information which will provide further details on the role and Secure Services

Job description

Job responsibilities

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description and further information which will provide further details on the role and Secure Services

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse. RMN or RN(LD)
  • Registered as qualified user of advanced therapy such as CBT, DBT, Nurse prescriber

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience post-registration mental health nursing.
  • Ability to cope with stress and a challenging environment.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working within criminal justice agencies.
  • Experience of working in a forensic setting

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of mental health problems related to forensic psychiatry.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, 1983
  • Understanding of the Code of Practice, 1983
  • Knowledge of the CPA process

Desirable

  • Knowledge of various therapeutic approaches in the care of forensic patients.
  • Knowledge of basic research methodology.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse. RMN or RN(LD)
  • Registered as qualified user of advanced therapy such as CBT, DBT, Nurse prescriber

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience post-registration mental health nursing.
  • Ability to cope with stress and a challenging environment.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working within criminal justice agencies.
  • Experience of working in a forensic setting

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of mental health problems related to forensic psychiatry.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, 1983
  • Understanding of the Code of Practice, 1983
  • Knowledge of the CPA process

Desirable

  • Knowledge of various therapeutic approaches in the care of forensic patients.
  • Knowledge of basic research methodology.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Langdon Hospital

Dawlish

Devon

EX7 0NR


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Langdon Hospital

Dawlish

Devon

EX7 0NR


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Langdon Recruitment Team

dpt.langdonrecruitmentteam@nhs.net

Date posted

22 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-6903

Job locations

Langdon Hospital

Dawlish

Devon

EX7 0NR


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