Preceptorship / Newly Qualified Nurse (RMN / RNLD)
Ref: CYG11130

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £25,445 per annum + enhancements (salary increase on completion of Preceptorship)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 09/11/2020
  • We are looking for a newly qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme at our service located in Weston-Super-Mare.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week at Cygnet Hopsital Kewstoke

    Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke provides an emergency admissions service for men and a pathway for women from low secure to rehabilitation including a specialist service for personality disorder.

    Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.


    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…



    • £12.71 per hour (£25,445 pa) plus enhancements
    • Salary / hourly rate increase upon completion of Preceptorship

    Enhancement rates;

    • 10% of basic Salary for Night shifts 
    • 20% of basic salary for weekend shifts
    • 30% of basic rate for nights on the weekend
    • 66% of basic rate for bank holidays


    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% of NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Generous study and exam leave
    • Teaching and CPD Programmes
    • Financial support for further training and personal development
    • Meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Monthly reflective practice, support with revalidation & CPD opportunities
    • Expert clinical supervision & peer support.
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Plus many more


    Your 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
    • 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.


    You are…


    • Newly qualified Registered Nurse (RMN / RNLD) 
    • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits & demonstrate integrity in your role
    • A good understanding of the latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage & reduce risk
    • Compassion, resilience & a dedication to empower & support service user independence


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

    Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke provides an emergency admissions service for men and a pathway for women from low secure to rehabilitation including a specialist service for personality disorder.

    The hospital has more than 16 acres of landscaped grounds and overlooks the Bristol Channel. This beachside location, just outside Weston-super-Mare, helps us provide a quiet, peaceful and therapeutic environment which can offer service users a broad range of therapies including CAT, CBT, Schema Therapy, EMDR & DBT.

    The hospital provides 72 inpatient beds within a low secure setting:

    • Nash Ward – Male Psychiatric Intensive Care, accepting emergency crisis admissions.
    • Sandford Ward – Female Acute Inpatient Service, accepting emergency admissions.
    • Milton Ward – Female Low Secure Service, supported by DBT, CAT and CBT interventions with an additional drug and alcohol service.
    • Knightstone Ward – Female Specialist Personality Disorder Service, supported by DBT and other therapy models to empower service users to make positive changes.

    Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke – Female High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation.

    Kewstoke is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.

    Ready to make a positive change?

    To apply click on the ‘apply now’ or send your CV to

    Join us!

  • Job Description
  • Staff_Nurse_Job_Specification_.pdf

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