Staff Nurse

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Burntwood Villas is a locked door 15-bedded Inpatient Community Rehabilitation Unit which cares for both Male and Female patients from both Forensic and Acute Services. This service provides a step-down rehabilitation facility for individuals from forensic, complex rehabilitation, out of area services and acute pathway to prevent longer than required lengths of stay and provide a care pathway that fully enables recovery whilst offering a service that is most cost effective.

Burntwood Villas is a step-down Inpatient Community Rehabilitation Service for patients transferring either from within the Trust or placed outside of the Trust and is a 'springboard' towards more community-based accommodation.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the rehab workforce in developing the highest standards of care possible and providing high quality nursing care and leadership. He/she will be a highly skilled and well-motivated individual with considerable experience of working in a dynamic mental health service

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, energetic Registered Mental Health Nurse. You will possess excellent communication and report writing skills and keen to develop professionally in this role.

We are looking for friendly, approachable nurses able to balance the need to maintain effective security while building a therapeutic alliance with patients and at the same time deliver high quality of care within rehab mental health environment.

As a Registered Nurse you provide direct personal care to service users/ patients, without direct supervision, and co-ordinate the care given by colleagues.

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

The Government has formally announced it is pausing the regulations requiring specific healthcare sector roles to be fully vaccinated (1st & 2nd dose) against COVID-19, subject to government consultation. This post has been identified as in scope for the regulations and should this remain a legal requirement after the consultation and Parliamentary process, you will be required to provide your vaccination status or proof of medical exemption. We encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

About us

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.


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
  • Work life balance
  • Career development
  • Subsidised car parking
  • NHS discounts
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Skills
  • 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 a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
  • 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-centred 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.
  • Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance.
  • Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.
  • Developing the management of care needs through:
  • Initial data collection
  • Monitoring of individual service user / patient progress

  • Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
    • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others.
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
    • 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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