Nurse Clinical Team Leader (RMN / Mental health Nurse)
Ref: CYG07845

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £36,000 - £38,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 27/01/2020

  • We are looking for a professional, ambitious & confident Clinical Team Leader to join our dedicated team at our specialist inpatient service, Cygnet Hospital Taunton.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week on Sycamore Ward - Acute service for men.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is a 54 bed CQC rated 'Good' site that provides specialist inpatient services the following; 2 male working age adult acute wards, 1 male older adult acute, 1 female older adult acute and 1 male pre-discharge older adult.


    Your Day-to-Day…


    • Supervise the smooth running of a shift and take leadership responsibility for the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager.
    • Act as a role model to all staff in clinical areas, helping to maintain a motivated positive work force.
    • Participate in the manager’s on-call system to provide the first point of contact for ward based staff, outside of normal working hours.
    • Take an active role in clinical audit on the ward and in the hospital.
    • Actively coach and mentor staff to improve practice on the ward.
    • Take a lead role in working with the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate and effective care plans which meet the physical & emotional needs of the service users in a caring and empathic manner.
    • Participate in training and development of staff.
    • Follow and ensure others implement Cygnet Health Care Policy and Procedures and maintain level of service, which meets the standard for the hospital


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • 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 and undertake audits
    • A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 & latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage & reduce risk
    • Dedication to empower & support service user independence                                                  •  Driving License holder, as service is not accessible my public transport.  

    • Experience in an adult acute service / ward
    • Compassion, integrity, honesty and resilience
    • Nurses with interests in leadership, research & risk assessment.
    • Able to deputise in the absence of the ward manager


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

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton, situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. 

    Sycamore Ward is our 26 bed male acute service at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

    The service can cater for up to 17 men, who may be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal. The focus of the service is to help stabilise and settle people and assess their needs thoroughly. During their time on the ward, service users may have their medications adjusted and other interventions will be considered and, where appropriate, put into place.

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

    Click the link to apply.


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