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Registered Nurse

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a newly qualified nurse or experienced Registered Nurse, looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment where you can be part of an experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team committed to delivering outstanding mental health care?

If so, here at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust we may have the opportunities you are looking for!

We are delighted to be recruiting for Registered Nurses to work within several of our specialist inpatient wards where you will be able to develop your clinical skills and experience working with varied and complex mental health presentations.

We are looking to recruit to the following wards, currently at Bethlem Site:

The Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit supports 18 service users who have anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or mixed eating disorder symptoms.

The Channi Kumar Mother and Baby Unit is a 13 bedded unit committed to providing evidence-based treatments for mothers with mental health problems and their babies.

The Lishman Unit is a specialist neuropsychiatry inpatient unit offering multimodal assessment and treatment by a multidisciplinary team of experts.

Chelsham House is our Acute Dementia Specialist Assessment ward and provides person centred treatment and care to older adults with acute needs associated with their Dementia

We are holding in person interviews on the 23rd August 2022 at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. so don't delay!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver high quality safe nursing care, ensuringconsistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

The role includes leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of person-centred care in a collaborative way.

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 within multi-disciplinary teams and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.

Flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work a combination of short and long shifts (7.5 hours and 12.5 hours respectively and days and night, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

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.

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK as well as substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness. Our scope is unique because it is built on three major foundations: care and treatment, science and research, and training.

By coming to work at SLaM, you will gain experience of being part of an organisation with a rich history and international reputation in mental health care.

About our locations:

Maudsley Hospital (headquarters)

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range of restaurants.

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

Clinical1. Leading in the assessment, admission and management of service user care needsthrough ensuring:a. Initial data collectionb. Monitoring of individual service user progressc. Feedback and discussiond. Producing reports and in-care reviewse. Devising a plan of care and interventions.2. Ensuring that service users fundamentals of care needs are met, including nutrition, hydration,hygiene, and comfort.3. To be aware of, and ensure that, the care team support the holistic needs of all service users;such as psychological, social, physical, recreational and spiritual needs.4. Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care, getting feedback andimproving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).5. Carrying out nursing procedures that give safe and effective care, observations of physical andmental state, and ensuring escalation of concerns as appropriate if deterioration is observed.6. Administering and monitoring the side-effects of medication and monitoring service usercompliance.7. Undertaking and interpreting physical health care assessments, on-going physical healthmonitoring and reviews of service users. Recording any changes in the service users physicalhealth and acting appropriately. Promoting healthy lifestyles and giving health promotionadvice and support.8. Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and theirrelatives and carers.9. Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partnerorganisations.10. Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, and clinical equipment; andreporting of all incidents following trust policy.311. Recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging the importance ofmaintaining respect and dignity at all times and ensure that the care provided respects equalityand diversity.12. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for theirindividual programme of care and with their consent, where appropriate, seek the cooperationof friends, relatives and carers following recovery principles and approaches.13. Maintaining accurate patient written and electronic records, in line with Trust Policy, procedureand protocols. Use and complete care plans, pathway documents and progress notesappropriately and in a timely manner.14 Contributing towards the on-going quality of service and care, to identify any risk issues inrelation to the service users health and social care and responding appropriately if there areany changes, significant factors relevant or incidents related to the service user15 Understanding and ensuring adherence to the Trust risk assessment policy, including beingaware of the need to follow all safeguarding procedures, reporting concerns, making referrals,and documenting clearly. Being aware of the necessity to safeguard and promote the welfareof children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times when working with service users.16 Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour by service users, in linewith Trust policies and training guidelines.17 Reporting in a timely manner any issues relating to the fabric or condition of the clinicalenvironment.18 Helping maintain a clean, safe environment and assist service users in maintaining their ownrooms (as necessary and appropriate). Ensure that Trust policy is followed in respect of careand custody of service users valuables and personal property.19 Demonstrating an awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to-date Mental Health Law;ensuring adherence to legislation at all times.20 Actively contribute to clinical or governance reviews of the teams activity and the monitoring ofperformance in line with trust directives and audit programs.21 Engaging in practice reflection through the utilisation of clinical supervision and reflectivepractice groups, and to contribute to the delivery of clinical supervision to junior staff whereappropriate.Communication22 Maintaining confidentiality of information, in accordance with Trust Policy.23 Contributing to effective communication process with service users, carers, family, friends andstaff colleagues.24 Communicating appropriate and accurate information to and from other departments / servicelines as required.

Communication22 Maintaining confidentiality of information, in accordance with Trust Policy.23 Contributing to effective communication process with service users, carers, family, friends andstaff colleagues.24 Communicating appropriate and accurate information to and from other departments / servicelines as required.25 Leading and participating in team meetings and contributing ideas to multi-professional teamdiscussions. Support shared responsibility within the team, demonstrating respect and courtesytowards colleagues.26 Ensuring that all complaints or compliments received are dealt with in accordance with Trustpolicy.Staffing (HR) and education and training27 Co-operating fully with appropriate instructions from your designated line manager; andparticipating in clinical supervision sessions and other monitoring from your line manager,including annual review of performance as part of the appraisal system.28 Attending and participating in regular personal development, ensuring compliance with allmandatory training requirements. Maintaining a work development portfolio and complyingwith all requirements of NMC revalidation.29 Demonstrating own role to others and acting as role model to others at all times in accordancewith Trust values.30 Declaring any conflict of interest, promptly, to your line manager and/or to the HR Team.31 Attending appropriate training courses and keeping up to date with developments within thepractice area, including evidence-based practice.32 Delivering Personal and Development Reviews / Appraisal process for Healthcare SupportWorkers, Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners (Band 4) where appropriate and to actas a supervisor for designated staff.33 Contributing to training and development programmes for staff and supporting the clinicalplacements of student nurses.Research and Quality34 Contributing to research and audit activities, disseminating knowledge and results andcontributing to relevant audit practice development and research activity that may be takingplace in the work area.35 Contributing to service improvement (Quality Improvement and Innovation) and developments,and benchmarking exercises.Duties that are specific to the particular work area.

This job description is an outline ofthe key tasks and responsibilities expected of a Band 5 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 rolesare listed below

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. An ability to develop a therapeutic relationship.
  • Experience of shift co-ordination. Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.
Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • RMN, RN , RNLD
  • Mentorship Training Other professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • A knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with mental health problems.
  • Experience of racial awareness/ diversity training
Ability and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates an ability to develop therapeutic relationships. Ability to present information both written and oral and communicate this effectively. An ability to develop ones own practice using the supervision process. Flexible in one's approach to interventions
  • IT skills Clinical skills relevant to the post applied for. Skilled in the communication of sensitive issues. Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback

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