Preceptorship Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse (RNLD)
Ref: CYG05268


  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £24,530 (based on 38.5 hrs per week)
  • Closing date
  • 01/07/2019
  • At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

    We are looking for a professional, ambitious & confident Registered Mental Health Nurse / RMN or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse / RNLD.

    A rewarding role with excellent career prospects, your focus on quality of care will help us achieve our goals.

    Registered Mental Health Nurse / RMNs and Registered Learning Disabilities Nurses / RNLDs with interests in leadership, research & risk assessment are encouraged to apply.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!


    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 & 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.

    You are…

    • Open, compassionate, honest & resilient
    • Newly Qualified or Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse / RMN or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse / RNLD
    • Capable to maintain documentation and undertake audits
    • Well informed of the Mental Health Act 1983 & have an understanding of latest nursing practices
    • Able to deputise in a clinical lead role
    • Focused on patient recovery to monitor, manage & reduce risk
    • Helping to empower & support service user independence.

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • £24,530 per annum, based on 38.5 hrs per week
    • Strong career progression opportunities within the region, including into management roles
    • RCNi membership
    • NMC renewal fee paid by Cygnet annually
    • Monthly reflective practice, support with revalidation & CPD opportunities
    • Expert clinical supervision & peer support
    • A high quality work environment
    • Free meals on duty
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme.
    • Generous study and exam leave
    • Teaching and CPD Programmes
    • Financial support for further training and personal development
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Appraisal and peer supervision
    • Possible rotation between services

    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.

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

  • Location Information
  • 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?

    Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below.

    Join us!

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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