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Staff Nurses - women's forensic inpatients RMN & RNLD

West London NHS Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
West London NHS Trusts' Women's Service is excited to be recruiting Registered Mental Health Nurses & Registered Learning Disability Nurse. We are looking for passionate individuals who want to gain specialist skills and establish and develop their careers. We will support applicants in undertaking their OSCE.

We are passionate about the care that we provide to our patients and as our service expands we are looking for dedicated professionals to support the life changing work that we do.

Development and Training are key to our staff retention strategy and we will support you through every step of your career progression through specially designed courses that meet the needs of our dedicated staff members. This is a great opportunity to work in highly specialised environments that will enrich your professional career.

We are actively recruiting for staff nurses and where experience in Forensic Services would be advantageous it is not essential; we are looking for passion, commitment and drive with a focus on delivering world class care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will:

  • In collaboration with the MDT and service user, you will be pivotal in maintaining a safe and therapeutic clinical environment.
  • Assess health and well being needs, develop, monitor and review care plans to meet identified needs.
  • Contribute in developing and maintaining innovative nursing interventions.
  • Contribute to improving quality patient care and improvement of the service
  • Communicate with people in a manner which supports people's equality, diversity and rights
  • Promote personal and professional development of all staff through the creation of a positive learning environment.
  • Ensure high standard of evidence based care is provided to our patients.

In return we can offer:

  • Clinical supervision and mentorship.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Forensic experience within a medium or Low secure setting
  • A stimulating and challenging working environment.
  • Opportunities for career development within the Trust.

About us

We are more than just a secure unit, what we offer to our service users is hope, support and the best care possible. Our vision and clinical model is one that extends beyond the conventional practice and directly into the recovery model that enables our service users to take charge of their recovery process. As some of the service user's issues and difficulties are complex, we have a team of dedicated and passionate professionals: Nurses, HCA's, activities coordinators, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, art therapists and social workers. Our team is supported by vocational workers, a physical activity advisor, speech and language therapist, a dietician and a pharmacist. We encourage women at the Orchard to have a busy programme and get involved in activities that they enjoy as well as encouraging them to reflect in a safe and secure environment. We hope to create with our staff and service users an atmosphere at the Orchard that is safe and where service users feel able to ask for support and can confide in staff. Each ward has developed a set of mutual expectations in order to keep everybody safe and we expect all service users to adhere to these.

The Orchard Unit is at the forefront of forensic mental health nursing and forms part of the West London NHS Trust. The unit is a modern purpose built 60 bedded medium Secure Women's facility, designed with the specific gender needs of women in mind.

Job description Job responsibilities

Overview of Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To develop and maintain communication with individuals and/or groups of patients, carers and staff, about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations.
  • To develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others.
  • To promote, monitor and maintain best health, safety and security of self and others in work area.
  • To contribute to the improvement of the service.
  • To contribute to improving quality
  • To support peoples equality, diversity and rights.
  • To contribute to promoting health and wellbeing and preventing adverse effects on health and wellbeing.
  • To assess health and wellbeing needs and develop, monitor and review care plans to meet specific needs.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate care to meet peoples health and wellbeing needs.
  • To transport people and/or items.
  • To input, store and provide data and information.
  • To monitor expenditure.
  • To supervise peoples work

  • Please refer to the attached file (Job description and person specification) attached to this email,

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