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Friday 06 January 2017
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Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
mental health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Kingsway Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum, pro rata
27/03/2018 23:59

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join the Rehabilitation/ Recovery Team at Cherry Tree Close.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of a diverse multi disciplinary team. The team provides 24 hour inpatient support and help to 23 adults with severe and enduring mental illness who have traditionally found it difficult to spend long periods of time out of other inpatient settings. Other difficulties may include poor response to treatment, frequent relapse, repeated admissions to acute services and dealings with the criminal justice system. Our philosophy is underpinned by the ‘recovery’ paradigm. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a keen interest and understanding in the key principles of ‘recovery’ and will be expected to work collaboratively with service users and their carers in order to sustain an attitude and environment where hope is maintained and recovery is possible.

In summary successful applicants will be responsible for:

Ensuring that local and national clinical targets are achieved

Maintaining effective communication between members of the MDT

Professional development

Ensuring that they confirm to relevant codes of practice

Assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care with the wider MDT

Implement evidenced based practice while respecting service users own unique experiences as valuable tools in the recovery process

Coordinating care for identified service users

Safely and confidently coordinating shifts.

Providing supervision to junior staff and mentoring student nurses.

Maintaining an accessible responsive and cost effective service

The post is full time and will involve working shifts, late and early shifts with occasional weekends, bank holidays, and night shifts.

Cherry Tree Close is a 23 bedded residential Rehabilitation and Recovery Mental Health unit, which aims to work in partnership with individuals to support them through their own personal recovery journeys and experiences of mental illness.

The personal themes of hope, self-management, empowerment and meaningful and purposeful activity are central to the client centred Recovery Approach of Cherry Tree Close which aims to promotes mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Individuals at Cherry Tree Close are encouraged to actively identify their own needs and lead their treatment planning.

Socially inclusive, graded, meaningful activities are encouraged to develop and maximise each person’s level of functioning in self-care, productivity, vocational and leisure pursuits. The team work together with individuals to build on their ability to pursue their own life within the wider community to the fullest degree possible.

The atmosphere in the unit is homely and supportive and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team providing a 24 hour service.

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent interpersonal and team working skills, the ability to motivate and support individuals in overcoming challenges and working towards their goals and a genuine interest in working with clients suffering from severe mental illness.

The Multi Disciplinary Team comprises of Nursing Staff, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers, a Psychologist, a pharmacist and Psychiatrists.

Successful applicants must hold a current registration as a mental health nurse. They must have good analytical, motivational and negotiating skills and be good communicators with a passion for recovery-focused working.

Knowledge of recovery orientated practices and Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) is highly desirable.

We actively encourage positive and constructive risk taking, flexible and innovative ways of working. In return for your motivation and commitment we offer the following:

Regular supervision and appraisal
A supportive, flexible and hopeful work environment
Continuing Professional Development
A supportive network of professionals
Training in ‘recovery’ and Wellness Recovery Action Planning (as well as other recovery tools)


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Enquiries are very welcome. For further information please contact: Paul Willis Senior Nurse on 01332 623714 or Lead Nurse Rose Ureke or Lead Nurse Kirsty Smith on 01332 623714.

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext. 33626