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Staff Nurse RMN / RNLD

Band 5

Main area
Forensic Mental Health
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 per week
Job ref
St Ann's Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 p.a.
12/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Have you considered a career in forensic nursing?  Would you like to work in a fast developing forensic service with plans to expand its inpatient and community services?

We offer a £2,000 recruitment and retention premium* and up to £5,000 in re-location expenses.

We are looking to recruit a Staff Nurse (Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse) to work in our 12 bedded specialist male low secure unit. The unit offers comprehensive inpatient low secure care aimed at stabilising mental health and risk and facilitating patient’s recovery and transition back into the community.

The unit is part of the multi-disciplinary Dorset Forensic Service which consists of nurses, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and administrators. This post will work closely with all disciplines to assist and coordinate patient care packages aimed at recovery and supporting transition into the community. You will work closely with other nurses, the clinical leads, ward manager, service manager and other disciplines and will receive regular supervision and training opportunities both internally and externally.

We would welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced RMN / RNLD's with an interest in forensic mental health services.

In return we offer:

  • Working in modern surroundings - the ward and surrounding environment has recently been refurbished.
  • Working towards a new purpose built male and female low secure unit and expanding community service.
  • Working with national bodies and national development strategies.
  • Dedicated professional development – we offer preceptorship and mentoring support, access to training in specialist interventions and risk assessment, as well as a specialist forensic induction programme.
  • We pay a £2,000 forensic recruitment and retention premium* and up to £5000 in re-location expenses.
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including work related learning, childcare vouchers, cars, cycles, home technology equipment and buying and selling of annual leave
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline 

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course which is a condition of employment that must be successfully completed.

* As a new employee (Staff Nurse Band 5) on Twynham Ward you will be paid £1,000 Recruitment Premium on commencement of your employment and a further £1,000 Retention Premium on completion of one year’s service.  Please be aware of the following conditions connected with these payments; 

  • These payments will be paid to you as long as you remain employed in this role on Twynham Ward.  If you voluntarily choose to leave either the Twynham Ward or the Trust’s employment before the end of two years we will reserve the right to recover these payments directly from your salary. 
  • In the event of either of these scenarios occurring we will of course discuss this with you and consider all of the circumstances prior to reaching any final decisions.

*(£1,000 payable upon commencement and £1,000 retention premium after first year in post - conditions available at interview)

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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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

Simon Pallant, Ward Manager on 01202 492060 or 01202 492405.