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Nurse - Mental Health Hospital - FANTASTIC training, development and support!!

Taunton, Somerset, England

£32.5k - 37.5k per year + excellent training and staff development


Staff Nurse ( RMN / RNLD ) - Low / Medium Secure Hospital

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: £32,500 - £37,000 per annum ( up to £17.00 per hour ) - negotiable depending on your experience

Overtime rates: 25% extra per hour for weekday shifts, 30% extra per hour for night shifts, 50% extra per hour for weekend shifts

Bonus : £5,000 bonus upon joining the hospital - paid in full

Hours: Full Time and Part Time hours are available - you can choose depending on your preference (options of: 11.5 hours, 23 hours, 34.5 hours or 37.5 hours)

Shifts : Options of Days only (7.30am - 8pm) or Nights only (7pm - 8am) or Mixed shifts on a rotational basis - you can choose depending on your preference. The hospital can also offer fixed shifts and are willing to accommodate specific requirements and preferences

Preceptorship on offer for all newly qualified nurses

Outstanding recent CQC rating

Very positive, friendly and supportive work environment

Further Details : An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified or experienced RMN or RNLD to work within a very positive, friendly and supportive Low and Medium Secure Hospital situated in Taunton, Somerset. The Hospital has an excellent recent CQC rating. They have a very positive and supportive work environment with a brilliant long-standing team. The have a very low staff turnover and staff morale is very high. They are very big on staff development and training.

Service Details: This Hospital has a combination of low secure and medium secure units for adults with mental health problems. Patients may have histories of offending and/or may have failed in previous placements. The hospital is currently going through a new phase and is due to open up two brand new specialist learning disabilities services early 2020.

The Hospital is split into 5 wards with 15 beds on each, below are the services the hospital offers:

  • Male Low Secure Ward
  • Male Low Secure Ward
  • Male Medium Secure Ward
  • Female Low Secure Ward
  • Female Medium Secure Ward

If you have an interest to work in a specific area / on a specific ward, then please state this in your application and we will endeavour to accommodate your preference

In the case of newly qualified nurses, the hospital offers a fantastic preceptorship programme. They have a good number of experienced staff to support and mentor newly qualified nurses.

The Hospital Manager has been with the company for a substantial amount of time and is highly-qualified in various areas of nursing, so would be keen to invest time into the training and development of all staff. There are also plenty of opportunities to undertake additional training courses externally on top of the extensive in-house training.

Shifts : The hospital can accommodate part-time or full-time hours and they can be flexible with shifts. They are happy to consider fixed shift patterns and they are happy to consider nurses who prefer working days only or nights only. Their shifts are as follows: Days shifts (7.30am - 8pm) or Night shifts (7.30pm - 8am). Please state if you have any preferences on your hours and/or shift pattern in your application.

Location : The Hospital is very accessible via car and also on public transport. The hospital has free on-site parking. The hospital is 4 miles from their nearest train station with a bus route available directly from the station which stops outside the hospital. They also are on lots of local bus routes.

Employee Benefits:

  • Many benefits in line with the NHS
  • A thorough induction programme
  • A very strong talent development programme with a clear development structure
  • Ongoing and regular training and support
  • A fantastic preceptorship programme
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Excellent overtime rates - 25% extra per hour for weekday shifts, 30% extra per hour for night shifts, 50% extra per hour for weekend shifts
  • Free on-site parking
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Free meals on shift
  • Access to development opportunities including:

  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Leadership & management development

  • Long service award
  • Enhanced support with Return to Practice
  • Support with your NMC PIN revalidation
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Mentoring and involvement in HCA / Support worker development
  • CPD top up
  • Employee of the Month awards

For more information or to apply for the role please call Erin Giles on######### or email a copy of your CV to #########

Applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


Posted 13 days ago

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