Band 5 Registered Nurse

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year per annum Incl. HCAs
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified nurse or experienced Registered Nurse, looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment where you can be part of an experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team?

If your answer is yes, then this is a role for you.

The role offers you the opportunity to become a specialist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) working with a multi-disciplinary team to support young people through some of their most challenging times.

We are looking for candidates who are:
  • Qualified, RN, RMN or LD Nurse or in the final year of your RMN/LD course (studentsqualifying within 3 months).
  • Passionate about mental health and working with young people and families /carers
  • Have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that children and young people with mental health problems face.
  • Have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and how to work within professional boundaries.

SLaM has the largest and most specialised CAMHS services in the country and is on the forefront of personalised support for young people and children. The Bethlem Adolescent Unit is an 12 bedded general adolescent unit & serving young people aged between 13-18 years from across South London and further afield, admitting some of the most unwell and vulnerable young people requiring mental health services. As a nurse working on the unit, you will be supported by the senior nursing team to develop your skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse your role encompasses the direct care of the young people on the ward as well as the co-ordination of care given by colleagues. You will need to be responsive and adaptive to the wards needs with a strong ability to engage with the young people and their families. Alongside the multi-disciplinary team, you will be expected to develop individualised, recovery focused plans and ensure best practice to comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct. There is a strong emphasis on communication, an openness to learn and reflect and to have a proactive engagement work style, with a commitment to supporting the team.

The main duties of your role will include holding the position of Nurse in Charge on shift as well as completing; dynamic and individualised risk assessments and management of risk incidences, clinical handovers and planning, leadership and decision making, safe medication management, communication and team working and the supervision and support of junior staff where required.

About us

SLaM has the largest and most specialised CAMHS services in the country and is on the forefront of personalised support for children and young people. We pride ourselves in delivering personalised support to children, young people and their families / carers.

We are currently recruiting for Bethlem Adolescent Unit based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

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,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • 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
  • Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites

Job description Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities of the job include, but are not limited to:
  • Person centered care
    • Formulating and documenting a plan of nursing care where possible in partnership with the young person (patient), carers, family and friends including personal choices/likes/dislikes/wishes
    • Evaluating and documenting the outcomes of nursing interventions
    • Personal care (bathing, dressing and support in laundry)
    • Nutrition and hydration (monitor and ensure adequate intake with continue review and assessment of when the escalate concerns and develop care plans and interventions appropriate to the individual need)
    • Emotional and social support
    • Rest and sleep
  • Promoting recovery
    • Promoting independence
    • Community access/social inclusion (escorts)
    • Engaging with activities of their interest
    • Engaging young people (patients) in group activities & education
  • Risk assessment and risk management
    • Undertaking individual risk assessments as per Trust policy
    • Engaging in 1-1 sessions, listening, responding and reporting
    • Prevention and management of aggression and violence including providing verbal de-escalation before use of potential hands-on care to prevent injury to self and others using approved techniques such as PSTS/PMVA and ABLS/ILS after undertaking appropriate training, assessment and deemed competent
    • Reducing Self-harm and promoting suicide prevention (involving use of DBT techniques, de- escalation in challenging situations)
    • Recognising service user health deterioration and taking action monitoring physical health, checking vital signs such as Blood Pressure, Pulse, Respiration, Temperature, Saturation, Blood glucose, Glasgow coma scale.
    • Knowledge of the Modified Early Warning Signs (MEWS)
    • Reporting incidents as per Trust policy
    • Safe use of medical devices
    • Implementing safe and therapeutic observations policy levels
    • Safe transfer of individuals
    • Resuscitation procedures
    • Fire warden
  • Safeguarding and duty of candour
    • Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures.
    • Understanding and implementing duty of candour
  • Infection control
    • Understanding and implementing of infection control measures
    • Maintaining a clean environment including equipment (decontamination)

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
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.
Experience & 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 coordination.
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.
Other Requirements Essential
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas within the Trust as required

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