Preceptorship Nurse - Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD)
Ref: CYG10553

  • Location
  • Cygnet Derby, 100 London Road, Derby, DE24 8WZ
  • Salary
  • £28,328 (Per Annum) / £14.15 (Per Hour) + Enhancements
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 25/08/2020
  • We are looking for a Newly Qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme, at our low secure and mental health rehabilitation service, located in Derby.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week at Cygnet Hospital Derby.

    Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model.

    You will be initially be based on Alvaston ward, our specialist low secure female personality disorder service, which is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • Produce outstanding written reports based on your nursing assessments and observations
    • Work closely with the management team to develop the service, audit, and improve quality
    • Attend all training and engage in CPD to further knowledge and promote nursing
    • Under NMC guidelines, ensure that individual care plans are complete & maintained collectively with residents, relatives and other healthcare professionals
    • Administer prescribed medicines with Healthcare procedure and Healthcare Commission guidelines

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you...


    • £28,328 (Per Annum) / £14.15 (Per Hour) + Enhancements

    Enhancement rates:

    • Entry rate for RMN/RNLD - £14.15 per hour
    • Plus 10% Nights in week = £15.72 an hour
    • Plus 20% Weekend Days = £17.69 an hour
    • Plus 30% Weekend Nights = £20.21 an hour


    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Plus many more

    The programme includes...

    • Support from Cygnet’s Preceptorship Development Manager
    • Minimum two shifts per week working with your nominated preceptor
    • Preceptee supernumery 1st week on ward
    • Monthly CPD Days off the ward (specialist and general)
    • Clinical supervision, minimum 1 session per month
    • Managerial supervision, minimum 1 session per month
    • Preceptee Group Meetings on site and across the Cygnet group
    • Pay rise on completion of preceptorship
    • Certificate and letter of completion
    • Excellent training opportunities
    • An action plan will then be created by you and your preceptor for the following six months to enhance identified strengths and address areas of development, taking you to your first annual appraisal.


    • A newly qualified Registered Nurse Mental Health Nurse / RMN or Learning Disability / RNLD.
    • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
    • A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
    • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

    At Cygnet Hospital Derby our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

    Service users have access to external secure courtyards, and therapy and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped gym, art room, IT classroom and therapy kitchen, which contribute to a comprehensive package of care. Cygnet Hospital Derby is built to low secure specifications.

    Cygnet Hospital Derby is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.

    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply



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  • Staff_Nurse_Job_Specification_.pdf

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