Preceptorship - Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD)
Ref: CYG07490

  • Location
  • Cygnet Appletree, Fredrick Street North, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8NT
  • Salary
  • £15.20 + per hour
  • Closing date
  • 28/12/2019
  • We are looking for a newly qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme at our Female Rehabilitation / Acute Service in County Durham.

    You will be working 42 hours per week on our brand new 10 bed Acute at Cygnet Appletree.

    Cygnet Appletree is a 26-bed hospital specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women, located in County Durham. Now due to open our brand new acute service we are looking for nurses with a passion for care to work in a fast paced environment.


    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…


    •Open, compassionate, honest & resilient
    •Newly Qualified RMN / 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…


    •Salary starting at £15.20 p/h progressing to £16.20 p/h, once completed the Preceptorship Programme
    •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
    •Employee referral scheme
    •Pension scheme
    •Employee discount savings & “Cycle to work” scheme


    As a newly qualified nurse, you’ll engage in a period of preceptorship during your first six months of employment, ensuring your career receives the best possible start. Offering flexibility to accommodate individual needs, Cygnet Healthcare will help to prepare you for your professional role and encourage best practice.


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

    Cygnet Appletree has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity. 

    Our brand new 10 bed acute inpatient ward will provide a safe and stabilising environment for women who are in crisis, experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and requiring an emergency admission. Service users may be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act.

    In joining our nursing team you’ll become part of an inspirational team, delivering exceptional care in a modern environment alongside nurses who care as much about patient outcomes as you. At Appletree we also offer our employees free parking on site, free meals on shift and uniforms are provided.

    Ready to make a positive change?

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below

    Join us!

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