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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
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 RMN/RGN/RNLD to be part of our inpatient team on Avalon ward within the National Eating Disorders service. If you are a forward thinking nurse looking to start or develop your experience in a specialism like eating disorders this is an excellent opportunity to consider.

Career Progression pathways and development opportunities:We are committed to getting 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 nurse development and many of our band 5 staff go on to band 6 positions within the team. We offer bespoke eating disorder training including NG training.

We actively encourage CPD and some of our nurses have recently attended Autism training to help us improve the care we deliver to autistic patients. We are a team enthusiastic about Quality Improvement, we work closely with the QII team to continually improve the care we provide. The successful applicant will be involved in evidence-based treatment and service development opportunities.

Patient FeedbackThank you for everything. I will be forever grateful to Avalon for getting me through thehardest time of my life. You are all heroes, even if you don't wear capes

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse you provide direct personal care to patients, without directsupervision, and co-ordinate the care given by colleagues.The role includes leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centered 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 with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.1. Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.

2. Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centered care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).3. Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.4. Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.5. Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service usercompliance.

About us

About Us:Based at Springfield University Hospital, Avalon ward is 15 bedded unit for adults suffering with moderate to severe eating disorders, often at a very low weight and there is a high level of co-morbidity with conditions. We are a recovery focused team and our aim is to discharge our patients' safely. We are a large hard-working team made up of nurses, nursing associates, healthcare assistants, psychiatrist, dieticians, occupational therapists, social workers, activity coordinators and psychologists.

About our locations:Tooting (Wandsworth)

Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK.This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access arange of shops, cafs and restaurants

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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