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Clinical Nurse Specialist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inclusive of High Cost Allowances
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a dynamic, inspiring CNS for Norbury Ward, someone who is enthusiastic, innovative and wants to work in a service that is committed to providing individualized evidenced based care.

The position is situated in River House, Bethlem Royal - an acute medium secure unit run by the Croydon Adult and Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry Operations Directorate within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

The pathway includes a range of medium secure beds for both male and female patients, an offender personality disorder unit, a low secure unit, an open rehabilitation ward, and several community forensic teams. The individual services support each other and meet regularly to plan care transition. We accept admissions from prison and high security. Service users receive treatment and support, to enable them to move on to rehabilitation wards, to lower levels of security, or directly to the community.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will assist the Ward Manager in leading the dedicated multi-professional team in providing care for service users. The candidate will need to be passionate about high quality patient care and have experience in leadership. The post holder will be a 'self-starter' and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi professional team.

We believe that frontline clinical leadership is essential to improving patient experience and outcomes, and we therefore offer opportunities for development, training and support. We are a forward thinking service and welcome new ideas and improved ways of working to enhance the service user experience.

In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 0900 - 1700, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

About us

Bethlem Royal Hospital

Bethlem Royal Hospital is based in a beautiful setting in over 200 acres of green space in the London Borough of Bromley, South East London. The hospital has easy access to nearby main roads and have offers free parking. The site is within walking distance from of Eden Park and West Wickham overland stations.

Job description Job responsibilities

This job description is an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities expected of a Band 6 Nurse.

The post holder will be required to undertake additional duties appropriate to the clinical area/speciality in which they work. The specific responsibilities associated with different speciality roles are listed on the Job Description.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Master's degree
Experience Essential
  • Experience of research based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience of teaching. e.g. lecturer practitioner/preceptorship Experience of recruitment and selection of staff
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Approachable Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework

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