Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) - Male Low Secure
Ref: CYG08043


  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • £25,265 - £32,292.26 (Dependent on Experience) + £4,000 Welcome Incentive
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 12/02/2020
  • We are looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse / RNLD with a passion for delivering the best quality of care.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week on Saltwood, our Male Low Secure Ward at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone. 

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is a CQC rated ‘Good’ site that provides a range of mental health services for men and women. Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

    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
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Flexible shift patterns
    • Extra enhancements for nights, weekends & bank holidays
    • £4,000 Welcome Incentive, £2,000 awarded after the first six months of service and a further £2,000 after 12 months
    • Plus many more. 

    You will have…

    Essential:

    • Experience as Registered Mental Health Nurse / RMN a 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

    Desirable:

    • The ability to deputise in a clinical lead role
    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment
    • Ward specific experience e.g. Personality Disorder etc. 

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

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. The hospital will provide an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.

    The hospital is split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

    Roseacre Ward – Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
    Kingswood Ward – High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
    Bearsted Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men
    Saltwood Ward – Male low secure ward

    Saltwood Ward provides a 16 bed low secure service for men with enduring mental illness, including those with a personality disorder. The service also provides a pathway for men from Saltwood Ward requiring a stepdown to a lower level of security.

    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply.

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