Inpatient Mental Health
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 p.a.
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Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.
We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?
‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)
The Acute Care Inpatient Team at St. Ann’s Hospital in Poole, Dorset have vacancies for Registered Mental Health Nurses on Haven Ward PICU. Haven Ward is a 12 bed male and female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which is divided into two separate gendered areas.
Full time night shifts are available.
On Haven Ward we aim to provide a high level of effective and compassionate care, delivered by skilled and happy team members in a safe and secure environment. We utilise a range of interventions to ensure we adhere to best practice and provide excellent care to our patients at all times.
We believe that physical health is as just important as mental health and have developed an innovative physical health team on the ward in order to meet our patients’ physical health needs, a service which the CQC described on a recent visit as ''ground-breaking''.
We are looking for suitably qualified and caring individuals who wish to work in a fast paced and challenging environment. You will have excellent clinical skills and be a team player who is emotionally intelligent and able to remain calm when managing potentially testing situations.
We would welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals
This post requires that you work a shift pattern although we do offer the chance to work long days. You will always work alongside at least one other qualified mental health nurse and there is a Clinical Team Leader rostered to work every day.
In return for joining us on Haven you will become a valued member of our multi-disciplinary team and have a say in how our service develops. We are friendly, supportive and promote a calm and therapeutic approach, enabling patients to overcome their current difficulties and move forwards with their recovery.
We offer a full PICU induction programme to all new staff members on joining the ward and following successful completion of your 3 month probation period you will meet with your supervisor to discuss your personal development plan which will identify your learning and training needs, so we can ensure you have all the skills you need to be the best you can be in your role. As befits a specialist service there will be opportunities to train in areas such as DBT, enhanced risk assessment and physical health interventions.
We are dedicated to providing innovative and specialist care and as a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units we regularly attend national conferences in order to learn from our colleagues across the country and to share best practice, something which you will be encouraged to take part in.
This is an exciting opportunity for nurses who would like to utilise their skills in a specialist environment, caring for people with a wide variety of presenting problems and needs. We guarantee that no two days will be the same and that you will be helping to make a real difference to our patients lives.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in then please apply!
- We will support and facilitate your development in this role through regular supervision and a development plan tailored to your needs and experience
- You will receive a comprehensive and structured PICU induction programme and training
- Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
- NHS pension scheme
- Holiday pay for up to 33 days (dependent on NHS service), plus bank holidays
- NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
- Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.
If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A valid NMC Pin is essential to being appointed to this post.
You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Shona Watts, Ward Manager on 01202 492071
Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:
- Reliable and Trustworthy
Our staff benefits:
- Dedicated career pathways
- Opportunities for continuing professional development
- An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP’s
- Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
- Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
- NHS Pension scheme
- Health & Wellbeing service
- Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
- NHS discounts
- Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
- Salary sacrifice scheme including:
- Work related learning
- Childcare vouchers
- Car and Cycle scheme
- Home technology equipment
- Buying and selling of annual leave
Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Application Guidance’for further guidance on the recruitment process.
It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.
After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
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Closing Date: 31/07/2019