At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.
We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We work with our partners to provide supported accommodation, vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities, helping people learn skills, get back to work and move towards living independently.
At Devon Partnership Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to 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 and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?
Devon Partnership NHS Trust is currently implementing a SMART Recovery programme. Over the next few years this will help us to transform many aspects of what we do. As well as providing high quality care, it will enable us to make better use of mobile technology and enable our staff to work more flexibly and efficiently.
The Haytor Unit are looking for two Substantive Staff Nurses to work 375 hours per week although part time / flexible hours will be considered.
This is an exciting opportunity for both newly qualified staff who would still receive our supportive and excellent preceptorship programme, and those staff that have been qualified for a period of time but would like to expand their experience.
In order to support you we offer a robust supervision framework and have clear clinical and leadership development programmes. As well as a range of Continuing Professional Development opportunities from one day workshops to fully accredited courses, we provide an extensive Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified staff which includes six study days covering a range of topics and a comprehensive Preceptorship Handbook to support development in practice.
Staff are encouraged and supported to use quality improvement methodology to help improve on the services we offer. The Trust Quality improvement Academy provides access to expert advice and support in your work area.
We also have a Nursing forum for all nursing staff, which provides an opportunity to meet as a profession throughout the year and engages the wider nursing group in the development and implementation of the Nursing Strategy as well as updating on national nursing news.
At Devon partnership Trust we pride ourselves in all recovery journeys, the people we support their supporter and ourselves. We are nationally recognised for our recovery focus and contribution to the learning and publications in mental health practice.
We are active partners in the Devon Recovery Learning Community and strive to have recovery at the heart of all we do!
This is also an exciting time to be joining our organisation as we are currently undertaking reviews of our care pathways, smarter ways of working, including enhanced IT equipment and mobile working, all of which will enhance peoples experiences of accessing and using our services and focussing on the quality of care provision.
The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, commitment to working flexibly, participating in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services, be able to demonstrate effective working in a multi-disciplinary team setting and demonstrate a commitment to further development with the support of the team.
***We would welcome applications from student nurses who are about to qualify***
Please note a relocation package may be available for this post.
We particularly encourage applicants with lived experiences of mental health issues.
This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received.
The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.All part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered.
If you are shortlisted YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL with interview details. Therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.
In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed.
Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview.
Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.
Please note, interview expenses are not reimbursed.
As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership Trust you will be required to attend a full induction Programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between 1 day for non clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.
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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