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Staff Nurse

Job Description

This post is eligible for a £3000 new hire bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 6 months and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date.

Are you looking for career development and progression in a specialist field of nursing?

Located in the vibrant University City of Cambridge, the Adult mental health 3-3-3 system at Fulbourn Hospital provides exceptional career development opportunities in the recovery focused care of adults experiencing acute mental health difficulties. Our wards are designed to promote choice, recovery, safety and independence with single en-suite rooms, private lounges and private secure gardens as well as fitness/sports facilities, spiritual and chaplaincy services. We provide a dynamic and forward thinking therapeutic interventions service for adults experiencing acute mental health problems by using a broad range of physical and psychosocial interventions to meet the needs of the individual.

Our innovative Adult mental health 3-3-3 service comprises Mulberry 1, a 14-bed Assessment Unit, Mulberry 2, a 16-bed treatment ward and Mulberry 3, a 16-bed recovery ward. Our inpatient pathways are based on stays of 3 days (assessment), 3 weeks (treatment) and 3 months (recovery). Working within this unique acute care system enables our staff to:

  • focus on specific skills and develop expertise in either assessment, treatment or recovery.
  • have the opportunity to experience working across the 3-3-3 system, developing skills in other areas if they choose to do so.
  • Improve collaborative working across the acute care system.
  • Improve the reputation and image of the system, resulting in an increased sense of pride in their place of work and increased morale.

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic motivated Band 5 nurses with a passion for proactive care to join our Mulberry ward teams. We offer exceptional career development and promotion opportunities as well as a 4 day induction programme on commencement in post and ongoing training, support and supervision.

Other benefits from joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Professional leadership programmes for experienced nurses through NHS Academy
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Free on-site parking
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

To find out more information regarding the areas recruiting please visit the 'Adult Directorate - Nursing Vacancies' website page by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this advert. Please ensure you state within the 'Supporting Information' section of your application the area you are interested in.

Flexible interview dates will be offered.

For part time posts - salary will be pro-rata.

If you have a preference for working in a particular area could you please state this under supporting information.

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

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