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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Northwick Park Hospital
Salary
£29,553 - £36,265 pa
Closing date
27 Feb 2022
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Job Details

 

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond.  We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. 

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation.  We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.  We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles.  See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Job overview

 

Are you looking to work in a team that allows you to feel empowered and proud to be a Nurse? To work in an environment that will allow you to develop and flourish as a practitioner? Then the adult and older adult teams at Northwick Park Hospital might 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, Eastlake Ward

Vaccination

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

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.

 

Working for our organisation

 

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 technologyOmnicell 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.

 

Detailed job description and main 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 criteria

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse - RMN
  • Evidence of ongoing Professional development

Desirable criteria

  • Mentorship training or equivalent

Experience Essential criteria

  • Experience working in the In-patient settings or other multi- disciplinary team

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of HTT working
  • Experience of working within a community team

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES Essential criteria

  • 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

Desirable criteria

  • 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.

Vaccination

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND/OR TO APPLY CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON. 

Company

There’s a place for you at CNWL

We’re passionate about delivering first-class patient-centered, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient’s own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. 
We’re always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we’re hoping to find our future leaders and we’ll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more – whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

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