Staff Nurse (Jupiter)

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Jupiter Ward is a 21 bedded male and female acute admission ward for patients requiring assessment and/or treatment for working age adults. The service provision is 24 hours seven days a week. The team is Multidisciplinary and you will have a role in working collaboratively with service users and families. There is a team approach to the management of the caseload.

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.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has come up on Jupiter Ward for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 nurse to join our multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will work as part of the Multidisciplinary Team and enhance their clinical skills within the acute ward setting. You will be involved in the admission and discharge process, liaising with community teams, daily risk assessments and mental state examinations. The post holder will work holistically with service users to ensure excellent patient-centred care and safe discharge into the community. You will be passionate about mental health, believe in the recovery model and our Trust values, and work collaboratively with service users and their families.

Agile and flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible and agile working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.

About us

About our locations:

Tooting (Wandsworth)

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 and restaurants.

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 userassessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centeredcare in a collaborative way. The post holder will co-ordinate a first classservice 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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