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Staff Nurse (Lavender)

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Lavender Ward provides safe, holistic and recovery focussed treatment for men and women with mental health difficulties. If you are forward thinking, enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individual with assessment and management skills, this is an exciting opportunity to consider. The priorities will be with supporting the ward manager in leading on the clinical, operational management and monitoring of systems within the service, and implementation and embedding of change to enhance quality and safety on the ward. You will also be expected to contribute to the strategic development of the service.

Lavender ward is a busy, highly functioning 18 bedded mixed gender acute admissions ward located on the Springfield Hospital site. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Deputy Ward Manager to join our well-established team within the Acute Care Service line.

Main duties of the job

We have a wealth of opportunity for you to enhance your Band 5 Nursing Career Pathway and for you to make a true difference to the lives of our service users and have an impact on the innovation of our services.

The successful candidate should have the ability to:
  • The post holder will be responsible for assessment of care needs and the development implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care and will regularly take charge of the ward.
  • The post holder is expected to supervise junior staff and will be expected to take responsibility as the key nurse for a defined group of patients and may act as an associate nurse in the absence of a colleague.
  • The post holder works with minimum supervision in the assessment of all relevant care needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • The post holder is expected to participate fully in audit and quality assurance initiatives, with particular emphasis on a 'customer first' approach.
  • The post holder is expected to act as a role model.

You will possess good organisational and personal management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrate an ability to be flexible, adaptable and be a positive thinker.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our £150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

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 bycolleagues.

The post holder will deliver high quality safe nursing care, ensuringconsistently 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.

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