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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Adult & Specialist Mental Health
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Fulbourn Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
26/01/2021 23:59

Here at Mulberry 3 we are a patient-focused treatment and recovery ward. We pride ourselves on knowing our patients and developing client autonomy. We endeavor to take a least restrictive approach to construct collaborative discharge planning goals with all our clients.

We find that our empowering therapeutic client relationships further our goal of individualised risk assessment. This approach supports clients to establish their own recovery goals in their rehabilitation journey whilst living with mental illness.

Our goal of re-enablement is central to our ethos:

Advocate / Validate / Empower / Recover

Mulberry 3 is a 16 bed treatment and recovery focused unit working within the Fulbourn Adult Acute 333 In-patient Pathway with an average admission length of 3 months. The nature of our client base often means that discharge planning provides complex challenges that we work towards jointly, as a team.

If you are a nurse who prides yourself on maximising your client’s potential, then consider a career at Mulberry 3.

We strive to provide a safe and collaborative therapeutic care environment, offering planned, proactive care and treatment. This focusses on psychosocial interventions, group work skills, pharmacological interventions, as well as individualised care and crisis recovery plans.

We focus on proactive, targeted interventions that promote autonomy. Our key aim is for all clients to build coping skills to help people manage their enduring symptoms of mental illness, supporting them to live a meaningful life in the community.

Fulbourn Hospital provides exceptional career development opportunities in the assessment, treatment and recovery-focused care of male and female adults experiencing difficulties associated with a range of acute mental illness.

Mulberry 3 is seeking to recruit a caring, dedicated and compassionate band 5 mental health nurse with a desire to further their skills in proactive treatment and positive risk taking.

Working in the Mulberry 3 team will offer the post holder hands-on practical experience of a full range of core mental health nursing skills including risk assessment, management and recovery focused interventions, providing scope to stretch and challenge their skills safely. In addition, experience in physical nursing skills including wound care as well as a focus on holistic care needs.

We are keen to support and develop our staff with CPD options and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. The service provides an in-house education programme and has close links with Anglia Ruskin University. 

Mulberry 3 embraces ongoing training as integral to our daily practice. This includes both peer group training, formulation sessions, supervision and profession-specific cascade learning.

In addition, we offer a 4-day induction on commencement in post, a fully supportive preceptorship programme for all newly qualified nurses and professional leadership programmes for experienced staff nurses through the NHS Academy. 

Other benefits from joining us are: 

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holiday
  • Pension scheme 
  •  Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities 
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  •   Staff discount scheme 
  • Professional leadership programmes for experienced nurses through NHS Academy  Free on-site parking at Fulbourn
  • Stress awareness training 
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service 

To find out information regarding CPFT, such as staff benefits, locations and services please visit the CPFT website. 

Staff Accommodation is available. Please see attached "Staff Accommodation" document for more information.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community. 

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email edi@cpft.nhs.uk. 

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances. 

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration. 

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation. 

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post. 

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. 

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications. 

COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chloe Taylor - Ward Manager


01223 219508


Nick Fane, Clinical Nurse Specialist – 01223 219506

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501