Preceptorship / Newly Qualified Nurse (RMN / RNLD)
Ref: CYG08325

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £24,530 per annum + enhancements
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 04/05/2020
  • We are looking for a newly qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse (RMN / RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme at a Low secure service and / or Rehabilition service.

    You will be working 38.5 hours per week at Cygnet Kewstoke, located in Weston Super Mare.

    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.


    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 Learning Disability Nurse
    •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…

    •  £12.20 per hour (£24,400 pa) plus enhancements

    • Enhancement rates;
    10% of basic Salary for Night shifts 
    20% of basic salary for weekend shifts
    30% of basic rate for nights on the weekend
    66% of basic rate for bank holidays


    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    •50% of NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    •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

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

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

    Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below or send your CV to

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