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Staff Nurse B5

Job Description

At Fulbourn Hospital we’ve invested a substantial amount of time and energy into mental health services. The hospital has undergone a programme of re provision.

The High Dependency Unit is a purpose built unit looking after up to 20 patients from General and Forensic Psychiatry. This is an active therapeutic environment, which provides group and individual activities and rehabilitation within a safe and secure setting. We have earned a good reputation for our approach through the work of our multi- disciplinary team and are proud of our clinical successes.

We are now looking for a staff nurse who can make a valuable contribution to this progressive environment. Candidates should have a desire to develop a career in Mental Health. We are also looking for nurses with an interest in low- secure and Forensic psychiatry.

Applicants must have a genuine commitment to working within the mental health area, matched with a positive approach to caring and a thorough knowledge of patients’ rights under the Mental Health Act.

We will provide a comprehensive induction and orientation programme and continued support through a comprehensive professional development and Clinical Supervision package.

This post is eligible for a £1500 new hire bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 6 months and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date.

Informal discussions / visits welcomed, please contact Claire Zehtab, on  ( Phone number removed )  or email - ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

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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