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Staff Nurse (Ward 3)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum inc
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hard-working Band 5 (Registered Mental Health Nurse) to join the dynamic team on Ward 3 in providing excellent care to patients lead by a supportive Manager. It is a substantive position to work within the multi-disciplinary team on Ward 3, which is an acute admissions ward in the Acute and Urgent Care Service line.

Ward 3 is busy, highly functioning 20 bedded mixed gender acute admissions ward located on the Springfield Hospital site. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Band 5 to join our well-established team within the Acute Care Service line.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate is expected to work with the ward team and the service line in providing high quality nursing care and leadership.

We are an innovative service and are constantly striving to improve the quality of the service we provide. You will therefore be expected to engage in on-going professional development and appraisal. You will also be expected to contribute to the strategic development of the service.

You must have a proven ability to work effectively in a team, and have excellent communication and IT skills.

The Trust is also part of the South London Mental Health Partnership (with SLAM and Oxleas) sharing learning, expertise and innovation and improve the quality of care and treatment of our service users and the development of our staff.

About us

About the location:

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 a range of shops, cafs, restaurants etc.

Job description Job responsibilities

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 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.

Band 5 nursing roles are only open only to staff with a nursing registration, obtained as a result of completing a qualification recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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 Essential
  • 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.

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