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Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Description

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a Trust providing health and social care services for Adult Community Services, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Child and Family Services for the county of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are delighted that you have viewed our advert and we look forward to receiving your completed application. Whilst completing your application please take time to read through our 'Values and Our Behaviours' leaflet which is attached.

Our core values at Cornwall Partnership NHS foundation Trust are important to us in everything we do. In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values and behaviours' and provide examples.

Please note that public transport in Cornwall can be limited. Therefore, we would advise having access to your own transport for those posts that require the ability to travel as part of the role, due to the rural location of many of our sites. This may be discussed at interview. The Trust has a salary sacrifice for car scheme and we also have our own fleet of pool cars, you will need a full UK driving licence to access these.

Please Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to this vacancy to ensure you meet the Criteria for the post before applying.

This service offers 12 inpatient beds for men who require an intensive recovery / rehabilitation service in conditions of low security. This includes people who due to their challenging behaviour are not able to progress through open acute, psychiatric intensive care or open recovery units without a further period of support and rehabilitation in conditions of low security. This service profile ensures that it compliments existing secure services in the region rather than competing against them, it therefore offers services to non-forensic patients as well as those within that system. Treatment on the unit pivots around active engagement in therapeutic activities and the assessment and appraisal of risk prior to discharge either into the community or to another area of care. The ethos of the Unit is unpinned by the ‘Whole Life’ approach to care.

The service aims are:-

  • To provide a creative and holistic service for people with severe and enduring mental health problems who require time and intensive support to aid recovery within a provision of security.
  • To offer specialist rehabilitation underpinned by a philosophy of Recovery (‘a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with the limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness’ – Anthony 1993) and Whole Life principles. Rehabilitation will be achieved through socially inclusive opportunities and as part of reclaiming valued identity and meaningful life.
  • To address in a collaborative relationship, issues of persistent and/or serious offending behaviour.
  • To offer a high quality diagnostic and treatment service to reduce factors that inhibit progress.
  • To provide this service by respecting the privacy, choices and confidentiality of each individual patient, respecting their cultural, religious and sexual preferences.
  • This service is committed to being accessible, non-discriminatory, equitable, warm and friendly.

A vacancy has now occurred for a highly motivated individual who wants to be in a position to help shape and develop this evolving service.

This is a substantive post 75 hours per fortnight involving a flexible/rotational shift pattern.

For further information please contact Darren Nye Ward Manager or Charles Curtis Charge Nurse ( ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) )

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via the NHS website to advise you of the interview details. Please ensure you access your nhs jobs account regularly once the position has closed.

Please note that if you have not received a reply within 21 days of the closing date you must assume that, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

If you are invited for interview and the position requires a Disclosure & Barring Service check, please see link below for guidance on completing the form.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and accept the position you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Please note that appointments are subject to two satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include current details for your nominated referees and where possible email addresses.

Benefits include optional pension and life assurance.

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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