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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This well established and developing service attracts international placements and joint Service Development with our local Acute Trust.

We are a team of Nurses, Doctors, Occupational Therapist, Dual Diagnosis Practitionerand Clinical Psychologist working with people who present in mental health crisis to University Hospital Lewisham and we work collaboratively with the Mental Health for Older Adults Team and Perinatal Mental Health Team.

The successful candidates will be recruited substantively. You will be clinically confident in assessing mental health service users presenting in emergencies, carrying out short term interventions and making joint decisions.

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.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking five experienced, skilled registered Nurses to join our team. The successful candidates will have an excellent opportunity to work in a developing mental health team to build upon their established clinical and interpersonal skills and to make a meaningful contribution to mental health crisis care.You must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document this clearly.

You will hold a sound working knowledge of common mental health disorders, the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. A sound knowledge of the interface between physical and mental health is essential as well as experience of working with adults, in any setting.

You will thrive in a fast paced environment, often working under pressure. You will possess excellent assessment, communication skills and interpersonal skills. You will work well with others and enjoy multidisciplinary work whilst maintaining the highest standard in the quality of care.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

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,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • 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
  • Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants


Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Skills1. Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading on implementing the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in arecovery focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

2. Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.

3. Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centred care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).4. Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.

5. Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.

6. Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance.

7. Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
Desirable
  • Mentorship qualification
Experience and Knowledge 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.
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.
  • 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
Other Requirements Essential
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas within the Trust as required


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