Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse- Northwick Park Hospital

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year pa inc
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking to work in a team that allows you tofeel empowered andproud to be a Nurse?To work in an environment that will allow you todevelop and flourish as a practitioner?Then the adult and older adult teams atNorthwick Park Hospitalmight just have what you're looking for.

I feel valued, heard and part of something special. My Nursing skills are recognised by my peers and leaders at Northwick Park with opportunities available to enhance them further-Staff Nurse, Northwick Park


The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of deployment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process.As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Nursing practice continuously develops with time and at Northwick Park so do we. If we want to understand the reasons for mental health problems, it often makes more sense to ask What has happened to you? rather than What is wrong with you? This method forms the basis of Trauma-Informed Approaches (TIA), where we acknowledge the relationship between people's life experiences and the development of mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

Nursing, turning lives around, being the ears that our patients need; all the reasons you looked to become a Nurse. In addition to this we want to offer you;
  • Innovative Trauma Informed staff training program including practise of Team Formulation
  • Coaching and development sessions including; wound care treatment, forms of dementia treatment, Mental State Examination skill sessions, administering ACE assessments
  • On-site shadowing opportunities for you with our HTT, CMHT, Psych Liaison services
  • Commitment to career mapping to ensure continuous professional development including opportunities such as CBT, DBT, ECG and venepuncture training
  • Flexible shift working hours to provide a healthy work-life balance
  • Training package (inc sponsorship for post-graduate studies up to masters)
  • Hidden Gem, annual award ceremonies and award-winning Staff Networks that have thousands of members and exciting events.
  • Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.

About us

Why work at Northwick Park Mental Health Services?
  • Front-runners in developing Trauma Informed Approached (TIA) to patient care in CNWL
  • Active attempts to move away from medical model to more psychological approaches- evidenced by implementation of TIA and recent QI project aimed at providing nurses with Patient Protected time on the wards
  • AIMS accredited wards- meaning that you will be working with a team who has achieved the highest standards of clinical excellence as governed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Wards equipped with latest technology including Oxehealth room sensor technology, Omnicell automated medicine cabinets and electronic prescribing to reduce time spent on administration and drug rounds and allow more time for care.
  • Commitment from the team to develop you as a practitioner by offering coaching and in-house development sessions
  • An opportunity to work with a fun, energetic and passionate team who are committed to looking after each other as well as their patients- evidenced by their team outings, away days and local events.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • You will be a current RMN or soon-to-be qualified RMN
  • You will possess sound clinical risk assessment and management skills
  • Good knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983), CPA and NMC code of conduct.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and on their own initiative and respond creatively to service provision and service user needs
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse - RMN
  • Evidence of ongoing Professional development
  • Mentorship training or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in the In-patient settings or other multi- disciplinary team
  • Experience of HTT working
  • Experience of working within a community team
  • Demonstrate ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individuals experiencing acute mental distress.
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and skills in assessing and managing risk Demonstrate ability to co-ordinate a team and it's day to day work.
  • Demonstrate ability to use a range of therapeutic interventions with individuals in acute mental health crisis.
  • Demonstrate understanding of CPA and it's application. Demonstrate good communication skills, including listening, reflecting, empathy, facilitation, persuasion, motivation, negotiation, education and reassurance, even in challenging and sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrate ability to determine and reduce risk to self, clients and others.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of HTT and of the social model of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues and developments within Mental Health and the National Health Service.
  • Demonstrate ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach which considers the needs of the whole person
  • Demonstrate ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work professionally with challenging and difficult behaviours
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit and research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to promote the HTT to clients, other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as an autonomous clinician.

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