Staff Nurse (Rose Ward)

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Rose ward is an 18 bedded (plus 2 'surge bed's for periods of high demand) in-patient was specialising in the acute psychiatric care of women of working age experiencing acute mental illness, complex emotional needs and other related disorders. The service provision is 24 hours seven days a week. The teams are Multidisciplinary, and you will have extensive support and role development.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to join an established and supportive Team. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic nurse to work within a stimulating and rewarding inpatient setting. The post will enhance your skills in clinical decision making, assessment of mental health and physical health needs, risk management, crisis management, as well as joint working with multiple agencies/services.

You will have the opportunity to make networks with community teams and other external agencies. You will gain experience of working with individuals facing a wide range of mental health issues who require short term intensive work and the support of specialist mental health services. The emphasis is on prioritising individuals within the care pathway; assessing individual needs; providing a range of individual and group interventions and working with the team to prioritise discharge.

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.

If you are a forward-thinking nurse looking to develop your assessment and risk management skills this is an exciting opportunity to consider. We are looking for someone who is clinically competent with the appropriate skills to join a diverse and experienced team. The successful candidate will be able to develop a positive team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency. They will support and lead on quality improvement initiatives and support a culture of reflection and learning.

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

Agile and 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. In this role you will be able to work a 24/7 shift pattern, Monday to Sunday, and we will aim to give you the very best of good work life balance. Please note this role is not able to be carried out from home.

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.

About our locations:

Queen Mary's Hospital (Roehampton)

Queen Mary's Hospital is based in Roehampton on the border of Barnes and Putney, with good transport links, close to the A3 and a very short bus ride from Barnes station. The nearest underground station is East Putney station.

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 coordinate 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 Multidisciplinary 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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