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Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£25,655 to £31,534 a year p.a (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking to recruit highly motivated Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our expanding team of nurses following investment and recent promotions. We have recently recruited nurses awarded excellent during their nurse training.

We are keen to gain a good skills mix within the teams and invite applications from both recently qualified nurses, for whom we will support through preceptorship in the first year of joining, as well as experienced Staff Nurses who want to gain new skills and career progression prospects


The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of deployment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process. 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

To become part of our team and join us on our journey you will need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and motivation for providing care to a challenging service user group.

You will receive access to training through a dedicated in house team that has staff development at the forefront.

The role will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience of undertaking appraisals, shift co-ordination and the potential to lead on an area of special interest related to acute admission and care.

We seek nurses who are able or have the potential to lead a team of nurses towards the goal of high quality care.

You will work as part of team on one of our two wards on a rotational shift patterns which includes early, late and night shifts. The vacancies allow for a range of competencies as identified within the AFC Knowledge and Skills Framework.

As part of one of the largest mental health trusts in the country you will benefit from being part of a wide network of skills, knowledge and professionals with wide opportunities for career development at all levels within Milton Keynes and the rest of the CNWL Trust.

We Offer:

Removal Expenses Support if you have to relocate more than 30 miles and meet our criteria

Bank Bonus By joining our bank you will receive a bank bonus incentive payment (terms and conditions apply)

Weekly Pay for Bank Workers

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Purpose
  • To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.
  • Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence-based nursing practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs.
  • Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.
  • Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of Mental Health Services.
  • Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in the clinical setting.
  • To ensure continuous professional development through regular supervision, training and appraisal.

For further details about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • To have knowledge of Mental Health presentations and appropriate interventions.
  • Awareness of NMC Code of Conduct Current and developments in nursing care.
  • Awareness of supervision and reflective practices
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behavior
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
Other Essential
  • Physically able to undertake relevant training for service area, i.e. Physical Intervention Training
  • Able to work a rotational shift pattern

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