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Staff Nurse (RMN), Band 5

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Staff Nurse (RMN), Band 5

At Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are seeking individuals who want to contribute to our vision of providing compassionate nursing care. We are interested in hearing from people who can make a difference with their dedication, expertise, compassion and a positive outlook.

Our progressive Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, which achieved re-accreditation as a Practice Development Unit with Bournemouth University in April 2011, is looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses. Holford Ward has recently undergone a major refurbishment, and provides a specifically designed, modern, bright and comfortable environment for individuals admitted to our service as well as offering our staff a better working environment. We are also a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU).

You should be a Registered Nurse with outstanding communication skills. As a team player you will work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care with a strong desire to improve the patient experience. The successful applicant will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery, and positive and proactive care in your work with service users.

The role involves responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and the promotion of issues of equality and diversity in accordance with good practice and legislation.

The successful candidate must be confident, approachable, and sensitive to the issues faced by people who are in the most acute and challenging phase of their journey towards recovery.

If you feel you have what we are looking for, can demonstrate care and compassion and have the drive and commitment to offering high quality care; this opportunity could be just for you!

Relocation packages are available.

For an informal discussion please contact Martin Chapman or Christine Picton on  ( Phone number removed ) .


At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

Refer a Friend scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource. We are therefore keen for people with similar skills, experiences and approach to you to join our team. If you are already employed by us and have a friend or family member who you think would fit in with our culture and values, this scheme enables you to introduce them to the Trust.

If the introduction is successful and leads to your friend being appointed to a role within the Trust, you will both be entitled to an initial payment of £175 after your friend has been in post for three calendar months and a further payment of £175 each after they have been in post for a period of 12 calendar months.

Registration: The Trust welcomes newly qualified staff joining the team and will pay their registration for the first year that they are with the Trust.

Relocation assistance: The Trust already has in place a generous relocation scheme, subject to eligible applicants meeting the terms of the scheme. The full terms of the scheme can be found in the ‘Removal and Relocation Expenses Policy’ under ‘Human Resources’ on the public website.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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