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Staff Nurse Registered Learning Disability

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum Incl HCA
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health is a mental health hospital based at Mile End Hospital that provides assessment and treatment for male and female individuals experiencing acute mental health difficulties.

Our vision is to provide optimum care and treatment to aid recovery and promote well being prior to returning back within the community environment.

Lea Ward's aim is to deliver a patient focused care that provides patients with an opportunity to better understand the crisis or behaviour that resulted in their admission and to learn coping skills to reduce the risk of relapse.

Our main aims are to:

Promoting a safe environment of care that safeguards and protects patients and staff against undue risk.

Maintaining the patients right to spend no more time than clinically necessary in a locked environment.

Provide support and clinical assistance to the other hospitals within the trust.

Our expectation is that you will be a highly motivated and dynamic team member; who is able to demonstrate quality therapeutic interactions with service users who require good support for their high dependency and complex needs. . You will work closely with the occupational therapy and psychology teams to offer recovery focused individual and group work with service users.

This post will require you to work a mixture of shift work (long days and night shifts).

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.

Supporting the in-patients wards during psychiatric emergencies.

To manage and organise work as required.

Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

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 the Directorate's services.

Effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.

To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.

Provide support and liaise with the community mental health teams and other allied professionals.

To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.

Facilitating a positive role for patients where open communication and opportunities for learning and decision-making are promoted.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Learning Disability)
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
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
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognise stress
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • To have knowledge of Mental Health presentations and appropriate interventions.
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Awareness of supervision and reflective practices

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