Preceptorship / Newly Qualified Nurse (RMN / RNLD)

Cygnet Health Care
Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare
Competitive salary
10 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are looking for a newly qualified Registered Mental Health / Learning Disability Nurse(RMN/ RNLD) to complete their Preceptorship programme at our emergency admission/ Low secure rehabilitation service located in Weston-Super-Mare.

This is a full time role, you will be working 38.5 hours per weekat Cygnet Kewstoke

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 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...


£12.71per hour (£25,521 per annum) plus enhancements

Salary / hourly rate increase upon completion of Preceptorship

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 byCygnet

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.

Company paid Life Assurance scheme

Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

Plus many more

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 QualifiedLearning 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.

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

Cygnet Hospital Kewstokeprovides 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 theCQC.

Ready to make a positive change?

To apply click on the 'apply now'

Join us!

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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