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CNWL Rotation and Development Programme - Community

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £34,089 a year pa plus HCAS (depending on location)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
** We are looking to recruit Nurses to commence their 1st rotations within our CMHTs**

CNWL is recruiting for the next cohort of Nurses interested in joining our highly successful 18 months Rotation and Development (RAD) Programme for newly qualified Nurses. Our fantastic programme allows our newly qualified nurses the opportunity to work in 3 different environments across both inpatient and community settings.

Your development is our passion and you will begin your career in an exciting role as part of CNWLs RAD Programme! You will be thoroughly supported to complete your preceptorship as part of the programme and in addition receive protected study days on each rotation to facilitate your learning and development.

The RAD Programme opened my eyes to opportunities and experiences that I never knew I even wanted. After 18 months I had skills from the inpatient services, I knew how to handle a caseload in the community and I knew how to complete a full assessment. I would never have gained these skills if I had not been on the programme. - RAD Graduate 2022

Main duties of the job

Our bespoke and highly successful 18-month programme offers
  • 3 separate rotations across inpatient and communityservices
  • Placements can include Inpatient, PICU services, HTT, CMHT, EIS and many more
  • A training and development pathway that runs alongside these rotations which includes enrolment onto the Trust's Preceptorship Workshop, upskilling in leadership qualities and an opportunity to complete a selection of psychological intervention training such as DBT, CBT and Motivational Interviewing
  • An opportunity for you to receive training and engagement in Quality Improvement projects and to become Practice Assessors by the end of the programme
  • The chance for you to work across our four diverse boroughs (Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Harrow and Westminster) where each area has its own unique learning opportunities, varied client groups and rich cultures
  • Regular support and guidance from the programme lead and monthly reflective practice sessions with them and the rest of your RAD programme colleagues

About us

To help you achieve the above our developmental role will also offer you
  • Ongoing support from the RAD lead reflective practice, supervision and guidance
  • Mentoring and coachingsessions with team leaders supporting you with your development and growth into the role
  • Protected time to shadow clinical and non-clinical senior staff and teams
  • Protected time to complete training opportunities within each rotation
  • Clear objectives and pathway towork towards Band 6role

The programme is structured into three six month placements, across inpatient and community care settings, with the support of both a programme and placement mentors you will enjoy educational and collaborative learning sets which will secure your ability to progress into future band 6 roles.CNWL is dedicated to developing it's own staff and you will beencouraged to develop yourselfinto becoming the Nurse you wish to be.

**You will be on a permanent contract with the Trust NOT an 18 month fixed-term contract. Once you complete the programme the RAD Lead will assist you to find the permanent role of your choosing, either at Band 5 or Band 6 (upon successful interview)**

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Interviews to take place via MS Teams - Date TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached PS and JD for full details.

Key ResponsibilitiesCentral and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

Patient SafetyBand 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use ourservices
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can bemade
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records

Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and allnurses, including Band 5 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere tothe NMC Code of Conduct

Clinical OutcomesBand 5 nurses contribute to the effectiveness of services by:
  • Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies andProcedures
  • Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process includingassessing risks and needs
  • Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of othersto ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinicallyeffective care
  • Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give topatients but within their own limits of competency and confidence
  • Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
  • communicating well with all members of the team
  • understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve itsobjectives
  • reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflecton their practices in handovers and team meetings
  • identifying how care could be improved

Patient ExperienceBand 5 nurses contribute to the people using our services feeling respected and empowered tomake decisions about their health and wellbeing by:
  • Working in partnership with patients and their families and carers
  • Gaining consent and, as far as possible, involving people in all decision making
  • Signposting patients and carers to supportive services e.g. the courses provided by the Recoveryand Wellbeing College or services provided by the local authority or the voluntary sector
  • Reassuring people by being professional, responsive, knowledgeable and confident
  • Responding to complaints or concerns effectively and quickly in line with the Trust policy

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse Mental Health
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines


  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development



  • You need previous experience of working in the community / mental health services either as a band 5 nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.

Skills and knowledge


  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records
  • Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • -Care planning: being able to assess patients, develop, implement and evaluate a care plan
  • -Empowering and working in partnership
  • -Safeguarding and advocacy
  • -Understanding how the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards impacts on their work and the people they are working with
  • -Understanding how the Mental Health Act impacts on their work and the people they are working with
  • -Understanding the concept of quality and their role in improving safety, clinical outcomes and the patient experience
  • -Infection control and Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • -Manual Handling patients
  • -Obtaining Consent
  • -Medicines management and administration
  • oWork well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
  • oHelp others in the team achieve their objectives and deliver safe, effective care
  • oMentor, teach and support others in the team
  • oSupervise others in the team
  • oContribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics


  • oCaring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
  • oRespectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • oAble and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
  • oAble and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals



  • Able to work efficiently in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust





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