Staff Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Kensington and Chelsea, London
£30,786 to £37,841 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an ambitious mental health nurse?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a post as a Staff Nurse to work within a dedicated team of different disciplines to assess and treat a range of mental health conditions, challenging behaviour and severe and enduring mental illnesses.


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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an excellent team player with an ability to facilitate collaborative working, ensuring high standards of assessment, care and treatment for patients within the ward and wider unit.

We are looking for an individual who has effective communication skills not only when engaging with services users, but also with their carers and any other professional(s) involved with the service users care.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and a caring, compassionate approach to patient care.o Motivation to drive improvement in the care of Inpatients within a mental health setting.o Be committed to continuous professional development and to working as part of a team.

In return we can offer:
  • Supervision and Appraisal
  • Ongoing professional development and opportunities for career development.
  • A stimulating and challenging working environment.
  • In-house and the Trust mandatory training

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Thames Ward is a 17 bedded ward based in the Ladbroke Grove area of Kensington and Chelsea. We are seeking an individual who is friendly, approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills. If you are committed to providing person centred care with a sound knowledge of best practice, this could be the opportunity for you.

The unit has been recently assessed by Care Quality Commission (CQC) with positive feedback from relatives and carers. Earlier this year we achieved QNWA (Formerly AIMS) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists which demonstrates our high standards of practice and commitment to continuous improvement.

We provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to patients in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice and Trust policies.

We work together as part of a supportive nursing structure in developing and implementing assessments, treatments and recovery focused care for patients. You will receive ongoing support from your peers, nurses, clinical team leaders and other members of the MDT. You will also receive individual supervision as well as support in reflective practice groups.

Job description Job responsibilities

Band 5 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carersand play an important contribution in how people experience our services.

Band 5 nurses are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality ofthe services we provide by:

keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of soundclinical skills and effective risk assessments ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering toevidence based policies and procedures ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empoweringand working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process.

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well togetherand in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care.

Band 5 nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by drawing support from more experienced nurses and other health professionals but also by supervising other staff and studentsnurses to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • RMN
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
Previous Experience Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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
  • You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
Other Essential
  • Able to work efficiently in the community

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