Senior Staff Nurse - Fletcher Ward

Main area
Acute Mental Health Inpatient
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Rotational)
Job ref
Bodmin Hospital - Fletcher Ward
£35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Fletcher ward we support patients that may be admitted informally or detained under a section of the Mental Health Act. Patients may need intensive assessment and immediate intervention. Service users will only receive treatment on Fletcher Ward if their mental health condition cannot be safely managed in their own home, or with support from our community teams.

On Fletcher ward we aim to provide a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation within a safe environment. We value positive risk taking to enable clients to move forward with their lives and promote recovery. We aim to provide person-centred care in every aspect of our role and promote patient involvement in their care and treatment plans.

Within the Fletcher team, we all try to listen calmly, respectfully, and patiently to others and treat everyone in a kind courteous manner. We will all try to be open and honest and work together to promote positive change and recovery. Fletcher ward is a busy environment, and the needs of each individual cannot always be met instantly but should be met in a timely manner. The safety of the staff and patients here is the team’s priority.

Main duties of the job

Fletcher ward is a busy 18 bedded acute mental  heath  admission unit for the east of the county based in Bodmin Hospital .

We are hoping to recruit an additional full time band 6  senior staff nurse.

This  exciting opportunity focuses on clinical leadership and developing and maintaining   high quality care  within a ward environment .  The successful applicants will lead on PIPA , support and mentor learners and provide supervision to others as well as providing high levels of clinical care

Working alongside the deputy ward manager the posts enable the successful applicants  to act as  experienced role models and leaders to junior colleagues  but also to develop leadership and managerial skills and enhance  their career in mental health nursing . We will support  the successful applicant in accessing experiential learning and training .

These are rotational posts which require a high degree of resilience , motivation and  commitment . and a willingness to help manage team to deliver high quality patient care through being an effective role model

This post is ideally suited to an RMN who has completed a preceptorship period   and has had  subsequent clinical   experience  post registration experience in an acute or picu adult  mental health setting and wishes to take on a  more senior role

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability. 

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK. 

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. 

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner. 

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.  


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current professional registration – NMC
  • Professional qualification – RMN
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area or equivalent Experience
  • Mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification
  • Current experience of working in an inpatient environment post qualification
Desirable criteria
  • expierence in managing a team


Essential criteria
  • An ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful and challenging situations
  • Budget management skills

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Jason Jones
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Jason Jones

Ward manager

Fletcher ward



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