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Staff Nurse - RMN

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year per annum HCAs + (Project Payment)
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Everybody says that they have an exciting opportunity for people, we really do.

We are opening a new 8 bedded intensive rehabilitation ward, small but hopefully with you on board, perfectly formed. This is a new service aimed at bridging the gap for those people who fall between acute and mental health rehabilitation services. The service will be aimed at ensuring that people's mental health is optimised and that the care in the community is available to support them following discharge.

You will have the opportunity of working with a new team to develop what is a new service that will be the first of this type in the Trust. It is aimed at easing the flow of patients between acute mental health and the community as well as the flow between acute mental health and rehab services. We envisage people staying for a maximum of 12 weeks. . As such it will be an outward looking service and you will have the opportunity to work with and gain a greater understanding of other part of the mental health system.

We are planning to open the ward in early January 2023. It doesn't matter if you have spent a few or many years working in mental health services we would be happy to consider your application. However, we would equally welcome applications from people who are new to mental health or have just completed a professional qualification relevant for the role for which you want to apply.

Main duties of the job

Band 5 nurses work in partnership with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience their care and relate to other people. Band 5 nurses are expected to be compassionate, responsive and approachable but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the service provided to the people in our care:

Keeping the people who use our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments;

ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures;

empowering people through working in partnership throughout their care and treatment in the service.

Supporting the development of junior staff and improved care delivery through effective supervision and the use of reflective practice

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. Band 5 nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by drawing support from more experienced nurses and other health professionals but also by supervising other staff and students' nurses to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

About us

We are offering a monthly sum of £489 which is a temporary, non-pensionable and an additional sum to your normal pay. This will be temporary and will end after 6 months from your commencement date.

Our Service
  • We are the largest provider of NHS in-patient mental health rehabilitation beds in the country;
  • We provide a service for people who have complex needs as a result of a severe and enduring mental illness which is psychotic in nature;
  • We provide a core service across Brent, Harrow, Hillington, Kensington & Chelsea as well as Westminster;
  • In addition, we provide cost per case beds across a number of other boroughs and counties;
  • A number of our services are AIMS accredited;
  • GIRFT have also recognized the care we provide;

We have a stepped care model, using the principle of least restrictive option, that includes the following:
  • High Dependency Units
  • Managed Access Units and
  • Community Rehabilitation Ward
  • We accept people detained under both parts ll & lll of the Mental Health Act.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

What do we Expect?

That you ensure you stay up to date with your stat man & essential to role training.

That you attend your supervision & record it on LDZ

That you actively participate in quality improvement initiatives.

That you take responsibility for your part in ensuring we meet our performance objectives as these are about care that directly impacts on patients. Our imperative is to provide the care and treatment in a timely and effective manner that meets the needs of our patients.

Healthcare is, particularly at the moment, in a state of flux, you will therefore need to be flexible and adaptable, ensuring that you read and implement changes as needed.

What can you Expect from us?

If you are a newly qualified nurse we will support you through your preceptorship.

We will ensure that you have access to regular supervision and appraisals.

We will provide regular opportunities for reflective practice.

We have a programme for staff well-being, this is available currently but any additional suggestions for its development are welcome.

In addition to the standard training and development packages across the Trust we are also supporting staff to undertake the following courses:

Clinical Leadership;

HCR 20


CBT for Psychosis

Family Interventions

Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

The above is not an exhaustive list and other opportunities are available if it enhances the service provision and the individual meets the standards required of their post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Diploma/Degree in Nursing
  • Mentorship
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Able to actively participate in TMVA (Therapeutic Management of aggression and Violence).
  • Able to provide supervision & support to junior staff & students.
Experience Essential
  • Ability to work proactively with people in planning their recovery utilising the nursing process and act accordingly if changes occur.
  • Knowledge of medicine and the safe administration of medication.
  • Experience in a rehab setting. Experience in an Acute setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Understand how to undertake an accurate risk assessment and its application to decision making
  • Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) Parts 2 & 3. Understanding of the Capacity Act 2005, the functional assessment and its application to practice.

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