Make a positive difference every day

As a Cygnet Nurse, you’ll be helping us deliver the highest quality patient-centred care. Our care model is built around wellness, which is why we give you the time that you need to create change, build relationships and establish an interesting, authentic role that genuinely improves the lives of the people in our care.

Our nursing strategy

This commitment to the highest nursing standards is laid out in our Nursing Strategy. It outlines clearly what the people in our care expect from a Cygnet hospital, and the ways we expect our nurses to strive in delivering the best care possible. Thanks to the ongoing dedication of our nursing staff in carrying out this strategy, many of our services have been awarded accredited ratings, including:

  • Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS)
  • Star Wards
  • Safe Wards
  • Quality Network Accreditation’s in Low Secure and Eating Disorder services
  • Enabling Environments
  • Investors in People Gold

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“For anyone who is looking for a career in nursing I would definitely recommend they join Cygnet as it is the perfect place to build your confidence and improve all the skills needed to be an experienced nurse.”

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Rachel Rice, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Victoria House

 

The space you need to grow

We ensure our Nurses have the right kinds of opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally, from the moment they join.

From the bright, modern environments where you’ll be working, to our organisation-wide commitment of providing support and CPD training, we’ve got everything you need to develop yourself and achieve your goals.

Many of our senior team are former Nurses, who fully understand the challenges and rewards of a Nursing career and are overseeing an ongoing investment into our Nursing structure.

Our Preceptorship Programme

A preceptorship at Cygnet Health Care provides Newly Qualified Nurses with the best possible start to their career during the first six months. Designed to prepare employees for their professional role, all new Nurses are assigned a ‘preceptor’ instructor who will ensure they receive clear guidance on best practice, helping to ensure the safety of both staff and patients.

During the six months after preceptorship, you and your preceptor will compile an action plan to identify other opportunities for you to grow and improve, ready for your first annual appraisal.

Our Preceptorship 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 Continuing Professional Development (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
  • Pay rise on completion of preceptorship
  • Completion certificate and confirmation letter(specialist and general)
  • Excellent training opportunities

The support you need for revalidation

Revalidation is the process that all Nurses and Midwives in the UK need to complete every three years to renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Revalidation helps you demonstrate that you are working safely and effectively, improving public protection and improving standards, whilst also allowing Nurses to be more accountable. While Revalidation is your individual responsibility, we’ll give you all the support you need throughout the process to successfully maintain your registration.

One of the ways we do this is through Vital, the online revalidation tool. As part of our commitment to ongoing professional development we have purchased licenses for all our employed nurses, including bank staff.

Work with inspiring people

As a Cygnet Nurse, you’ll become an integral part of a close-knit and highly committed team. Our Nursing network is expanding across the Cygnet group and as it does we are establishing a strong identity, work ethic and conscientious culture. As part of our team you’ll receive recognition for your expertise, and the chance to embrace new challenges at a rate that suits you. As well as responsibilities, we’ll give you freedom too, so you can apply your own ideas and build enduring professional relationships with colleagues across a range of disciplines.

“I’ve received continuous support from the team on the ward, it has been great knowing there is plenty of support and advice if needed.”
Lora Mitanova – Registered Mental Health Nurse

The services you could work within

We offer a unique range of inpatient clinical experiences, all of which provide a solid grounding for developing your Nursing career. You can explore all kinds of opportunities to hone your Nursing techniques, and if you are considering a progression into management, we’ll give you the support and encouragement you need to pursue that path.

We currently have a number of Nurse-led quality and safety initiatives, including Reducing Restrictive Practice, Making Families Count and Improving Patient Experience.

Our mental health services include:

  • Acute Adult Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care
  • Low and Medium Secure
  • Locked Rehabilitation
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Older Adults
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Deaf Services

Do you think a Nursing role at Cygnet could be the perfect next move for your career?

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