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Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse – Bethlem and Lambeth Hospitals

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa inc inner or outer London HCAS depending on location
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have passion for inpatient mental health care and enjoy a fast-paced environment? Do you want to work in an organisation who are 100% 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 Mental Health Nurses to work in our inpatient mental health wards on the Lambeth Hospital site which will be moving to a state of the Art New Ward Building on the Maudsley Hospital site in the spring and the Bethlem Royal Hospital site in West Wickham in Kent with excellent free parking and Gorgeous Green Grounds.

You will be able to develop your clinical skills and experience working with varied and complex mental health presentations within multi-disciplinary teams.

We are holding Virtual interviews on the 9th February 2023 so don't delay apply today!

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.

Main duties of the job

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 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 user's 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.

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.

SLaM employ around 5000 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. We have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient, and community services. Currently, provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark: as well as substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. 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:

This Vacancy is targeted at:

1. Bethlem Royal Hospital. This hospital is based in London Borough of Bromley, South East London.

2. Lambeth Hospital. This hospital is based in south London, zone 2.

Job description Job responsibilities

Developing the management of care needs through:

Initial data collection

Monitoring of individual service user / patient progress

Feedback and discussion

Producing reports and in-care reviews

Devising a plan of care and interventions supervised by a Registered

Leading on and directing junior to staff in providing hands-on care to service users including:

Undertaking 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non- judgmental

Recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging the importance of maintaining the service users respect and dignity at all times and ensure that the care provided respects equality and Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation working in partnership with service users, wider MDT and friends/relatives/significant.

Ensuring the monitoring and recording service user clinical observations are undertaken, such as Physical observations and vital signs and treating or escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that do not fulfill the personal parameters to the relevant professional for treatment. Promote healthy lifestyles and give health promotion advice and Implementing the principles of recovery: encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest. Where appropriate contributing to psychological

Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust

Facilitating the admission and discharge of service users, ensuring needs of the patient and service including relevant legislative or required documentation are:

Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

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.
  • Experience of shift co-ordination
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision.
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations
  • 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

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