Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) - Redwood Ward
Ref: CYG11366

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £16.40 per hour (£32,920 per annum) Relocation package available)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 09/11/2020
  • We are looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse / RNLD, with a passion for delivering outstanding care, to join us at our  service located in Taunton.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week at Cygnet Hospital Taunton on Redwood Ward.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is a 54 bed CQC rated 'Good' service, that provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18. 

    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…

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


    You will have…


    • Experience as a Registered Nurse Mental Health / RMN or Learning Disability / RNLD with a current Pin Number
    • 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


    • Experience within a Learning Disabilities service.
    • The ability to deputise in a clinical lead role
    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment


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

    Redwood Ward at Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides a 7 bed high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities and complex mental health needs. 

    The ethos of the service is to work with the individual to enable them to transition out of a hospital environment in a safe and effective way, enabling them to live as independent a life as possible. With a focus on discharge from the outset, the team place the individual at the heart of their own care, developing collaborative plans detailing achievements and progress towards transition to the next step on their recovery journey. Building on the expertise of the other learning disability services within the Cygnet Health Care portfolio, the service is supported by our myPath learning disability care model.

    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply, or please email your CV to


  • Job Description
  • 2018_Staff_Nurse_Job_Specification.pdf

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