Have you considered a career in forensic mental health? Would you like to be part of a developing inpatient and community forensic service with up to £5,000 offered in re-location expenses, as well as up to £2,000 recruitment and retention premium?
We are looking to recruit a mental health nurse to work in our 12 bedded male low secure unit. The unit offers comprehensive inpatient low secure care aimed at facilitating patient’s recovery and transition back into the community. The unit is part of the Dorset Forensic Service which is a multidisciplinary service consisting of doctors, nurses, 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 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’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 and there are plans to design and open a purpose built male and female unit in the future.
• The Unit is fully compliant with the requirements of the National Minimum Standards for Low Secure Units.
• 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.
• A generous relocation package of up to £5,000 and up to *£2,000 forensic recruitment and retention premium.
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 Band 5 employee 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.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 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.
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
Dave Walker, Service Manager Dorset Forensic Service on 01202 492060/492405 or Naomi Jenkins, Ward Manager on 01202 492060