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Staff Nurse (RMN)

Band 5

Main area
Men's Mental Health
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 per week
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St Ann's Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 p.a.
08/07/2020 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)





Are you a registered or newly qualified RMN looking to expand your knowledge and skills by gaining experience in Men's Mental Health – whilst enhancing your life and work balance by living on Dorset's South Coast? 

St Ann’s Hospital is an acute mental health inpatient unit located in Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset and provides treatment and care across 6 inpatient wards for people aged 18 and over, who are in an acute phase of illness and working towards their recovery.  The aim of all staff is to provide a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs and enable them to return home with support from the Crisis Home Treatment Team and / or their Community Mental Health Team.

We are currently recruiting to RMN (Band 5) vacancies on;

Harbour Ward: a 16 bedded male treatment ward, providing treatment and care for a wide range of mental health illnesses such as: Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. The age of the patients ranges from 18 to 64. 

The multi-disciplinary team on Harbour are enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and have wide ranging skills to;

  • Treat informal patients and those detained under the Mental Health Act using positive engagement, talking therapies (CBT/DBT) and medicines
  • Place the patient front and centre in their recovery journey
  • Engage creatively with patients to co-produce their individual care plans
  • Prioritise both mental and physical health wellness
  • Help patients get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • Promote freedom of choice and least restrictive practice, in a safe and therapeutic environment

As a Qualified Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) you will be leading and co-ordinating the shift, providing advice and support to a team of care staff on a daily basis. You will also be professional at all times and conduct your duties with care, consideration and kindness towards others in line with your NMC registration requirements.

Harbour Ward is going through a transition of change currently, and we would love for you to be a part of this exciting opportunity in developing our team and MDT.

Being a University Trust, we promote learning & development and all staff are encouraged and supported throughout their career to grow and develop. We provide in depth initial and on-going inductions, mandatory/personal training programmes, plus clinical and management supervision. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.  We also have an eye on the future – always looking out for the leaders of tomorrow.

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

Our staff are entitled to a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, NHS Pension, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from household appliances to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000.  For further details on relocation expenses please email

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

Shona Watts, Ward Manager on 01202 492439 or