Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Southwest London St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust has excellent opportunities for enthusiastic, compassionate, and skilled Mental Health Nurses. We understand the importance that accomplished, driven and compassionate Nurses make to the lives of our service users. The people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our service users. We are committed to listening to our staff and ensuring that we invest in them, with elite training programs and career development pathways that will drive you to be the best Nurse that you could possibly be and reach your true potential.

Burntwood Villas ward is a community rehabilitation unit at Springfield Hospital. Burntwood provide a step down rehabilitation facility for individuals from forensic, complex rehabilitation, out of area services and acute pathway to prevent longer than required lengths of stay and provide a care pathway that fully enables recovery whilst offering a service that is most cost effective. Burntwood villas ward is a locked Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit which cares for both Male and Female patients. The ward provides Rehabilitation Service for patients transferring either from within the Trust or placed outside of the Trust and is a 'springboard' towards more Community-based accommodation.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to be an enthusiastic, energetic Registered Mental Health Nurse. You will possess excellent communication and report writing skills and are keen to develop professionally in this role.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the rehab workforce in developing the highest standards of care possible and providing high quality nursing care and leadership. He/she will be a highly skilled and well-motivated individual with considerable experience of working in a dynamic mental health service.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team but receive appropriate support and guidance from a senior member of staff. You will have responsibility for the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of care to an allocated number of patients within a primary nurse system.

We are looking for friendly, approachable nurses able to balance the need to maintain effective security while building a therapeutic alliance with patients and at the same time deliver high quality of care within rehab mental health environment.

Experience in rehab, acute and forensic settings is desirable but not essential, but you must have experience of working in a health & social care environment. You must have a proven ability to work effectively in a team and have excellent communication and IT skills.

About us

SWLSTG Trust offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development,there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

  • As a Registered Nurse you will provide direct personal care for service users/patients and co-ordinate the care being provided.
  • You will have knowledge of forensic mental health nursing and 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 involves, leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of person-centered care in a collaborative way.
  • You will be expected to co-ordinate a high standard of services that include, assessment and monitoring of physical health, maintaining service users rights, supervising junior staff and students, working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, administering, and monitoring the side-effects of medication; and monitoring service user compliance and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.
  • You must have a proven ability to work effectively in a team and have excellent communication and IT skills.

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 and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision.
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.
  • IT skills

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