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Staff Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro-rata plus HCAS
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to joinouraward winning,Child and Adolescent Mental Healthinpatient service, Brookside, in Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex.

Brookside has been recognised acrossLondon and Nationally for a high quality service, CQC rated outstanding practice, Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS(QNIC)Accreditationas well as winning the 'Mental Health Practice' category at the 2018 RCNi awards. Providing both an innovative home treatment team and a 15 bedded acute ward for children and young people, it's a lead service which provides treatment and prevention support within NELFT London catchment area and inpatient care nationally.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will work with young people aged between 12-18 years, their families and carers, with acute emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties. There is scope within the job role to take part in formalised therapeutic contact with young people and carers.This will enhance the applicant's future career planning and or academic endeavours. The successful candidates will form part of multi-disciplinary team offering inpatient and Home Treatment Team care through intensive multi-disciplinary interventions and a structured daily programme with a central educational basis.

We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of acutely unwell young people, as well as being adaptable, enjoy variety, can work independently, as well as understanding the relevance of team working. The main responsibilities of the post:

-To complete 5 days of Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course which is yearly updated and implement in practice as required.

-To work shifts over a 365 day a year basis including night duty -To undertake assessment of client's needs and support qualified nurses in formulating appropriate individual care plans taking on a holistic approach. - Ensure that relatives and carers of service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trusts Values in their day to day work. These are the 5Ps: Putting people first Prioritising quality Being progressive, innovative and continually improve Being professional and honest Promoting what is possible independence, opportunity and choiceThe post holder will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, manage, plan and deliver care, including being professionally and legally accountable.The post holder will support their peers and team leader and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.2. The post holder will have Current Effective Status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN).3. Further professional knowledge will have been gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in house training programmes.4. To be responsible, and accountable, for service delivery to clients/patients.5. To be able to assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes.6. To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.7. To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.8. To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence based practice, literature and peer review.9. To undertake training in Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression and participate in yearly updates.

Person Specification



  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • RMN
  • Evidence of personal development



  • Relevant experience of working as part of an inpatient team
  • Commitment to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to deliver core service requirement
  • Ability to support and supervise staff



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities Key issues in service area
  • Good understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of services provided by other agencies
  • Knowledge of health promotion approach



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage work as a team member



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



107a Barley Lane



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