Staff Nurse

Location: Exeter, EX2 5SN
Salary: £28407.00 to £34581.00
Date posted: 3rd May 2024
Closing date: 30th June 2024

Our professional responsibility is to reduce the risk of infection to others as far as possible. Getting vaccinated against diseases that can be passed person-to-person in healthcare settings is part of this responsibility. The Trust will provide advice, guidance and support on vaccinations and access to vaccinations where requested.

Job Description:

We are seeking Mental Health Nurses (RMNS) for our Specialist Mother & Baby Unit (MBU); this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and passionate team at Jasmine Lodge a purpose built 8 bedded unit in Exeter, Devon.

You will have the opportunity to work therapeutically with women, their infant and the wider families to support recovery and discharge.

Devon Partnership Trust Perinatal Service is a well-established one & nationally awarded (Positive Practice in Mental Health - Community Perinatal Team 2016 & 2018 winner). We have close working partnerships with our local Maternity Departments, Exeter University, Plymouth University & a well-respected Research Department.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.


Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, commitment to working flexibly, participating in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services, be able to demonstrate effective working in a multi-disciplinary team setting.

This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis and therefore enables staff to qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to their basic pay.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound clinical decision making and clinical leadership skills for running the ward as the Nurse in Charge. We are looking for a person/family centred Nurse who is compassionate and caring towards the women in our care.

There will be an excellent level of professionalism demonstrated in the successful candidate who leads by example and supports junior staff through supervision and when leading the shift.

The successful candidate will be able to attend our newly designed perinatal mental health induction where they will be able to expand upon their knowledge and skills to assist them in care delivery.

We are an aspirational service & actively encourage innovation, joining the Mother & Baby Unit will be a once in a lifetime chance to drive for a service of excellence with women, babies & families at the centre of all we do.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Jasmine Lodge please contact the unit on 01392 539100, We welcome interested applicants to find out more.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current registration.
  • A willingness to complete Trust Mandatory Courses (will be required to complete and undertake relevant Physical Interventions training with adjustments considered if required)



  • Experience of Adult and/or perinatal mental health nursing and the nursing process.


  • Experience of inpatient ward working.

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of ordering, storing and administering required medications
  • Knowledge of possible side effects of medication
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1987 (including updates)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
  • Knowledge of CPA (Care Programme Approach) Multi-Disciplinary Working
  • Understanding of Recovery principles in Mental Health Knowledge and understanding of both adult and childrens safeguarding guidance
  • Experience of Adult and/or perinatal mental health nursing and the nursing process
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
  • To be able to work on the internal ward shift rotation which includes night duties

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Jasmine Lodge

Dryden Road



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Contact information:

Ward Manager

Hannah Fieldhouse


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