Staff Nurse

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£30,786 to £37,841 a year Per Annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We have an exciting Band 5 staff nurse position. If you are a forward-thinking nurse looking to become an expert within a leading CAMHS inpatient eating disorder service this is an exciting opportunity to consider.

The post will enhance your skills in clinical decision making, specialist assessment of mental health and physical health needs, therapeutic engagement, crisis management, development of leadership skills as well as joint working with multiple agencies/services.

Career Progression pathways and development opportunities:

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties. We are passionate about the development of our nurses. We offer bespoke training; reflective practice and we strive to have 100% supervision rates. Staff members are actively encouraged and supported to focus on their CPD to support the development of their skillset and enable more effective patient care and engagement. There are a variety of lead roles for staff to take, which provides an opportunity for further development in specific areas of interest.

Main duties of the job

As a staff nurse you will support the CYP-IAPT principles of collaborative working and goal-based outcomes, with a strong emphasis on formulation-driven treatment and use of SMART goals. You will work collaboratively with the MDT to quickly identify the key priorities for intervention, work intensively with the young person and the whole family, manage expectations for treatment, and provide intensive liaison with community and external services to ensure smooth patient flow through the unit.

The post holder will co-ordinate a first-class service that includes assessment and monitoring of physical health, maintaining service users' rights, supervising junior staff and students, working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.
  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.
  • Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centered care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.
  • Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.


  • About us

    We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
    • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
    • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
    • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
    • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
    • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

    Other benefits include:
    • Eye examinations
    • Looking after your health
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Car lease scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Staff restaurants
    • Free gym membership


    Job description Job responsibilities

    Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

    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.

    Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation

    Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs, without close supervision.

    Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.

    Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others

    Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
    Desirable
    • Mentorship qualification
    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.
    • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
    Desirable
    • Experience of shift co-ordination
    • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.
    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS 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.
    • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others.
    • Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues.
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
    Desirable
    • IT skills
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.


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