West London NHS Trust provides a full range of mental health, community and physical healthcare services for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow.
We also provide some specialist services that are commissioned regionally, such as our medium secure services; and nationally, such as the Cassel Hospital for people with complex and severe personality disorder and our high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.
Registered Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse.
Registered with NMC as Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse
Please only apply if you Hold a Current UK NMC Registration , or are due to complete your UK Nursing Programme in 2021/2022. not accepting overseas applications at this time.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for skilled and passionate Band 5 Nurses, both experienced and newly qualified, to join our dedicated team at West London NHS Trust. This is one of the most challenging but rewarding areas in mental health nursing.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be enthusiastic, forward thinking and emotionally resilient. You will be working within a supportive multidisciplinary team, caring for patients with a wide range of needs and helping them to find new hope and purpose.
Our care and treatment programmes are underpinned by principles of recovery and social inclusion and much of our work is co-produced with patients. You will help to ensure that the people we care for always have a strong voice.
Working for our organisation
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We’re rated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we’re committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Benefits and career opportunities
- Up to £8,000 relocation support for those that meet the criteria.
- No problem if you are awaiting your PIN
- High quality clinical supervision and mentorship
- On-going professional development, including opportunities for training and career progression across the trust.
- Highly regarded preceptorship training programme for newly qualified staff, with accelerated pay progression following the first 12 months.
- Car lease scheme
- Staff restaurants
- Exclusive discounts on all kinds of products and services.
- Sports facilities & Free Gym
Mandatory Covid vaccination will form part of the terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies). Applicants will also be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status as part of the NHS pre-employment checks process.
Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
- Registered on the NMC register, parts RN3, RNMH and RN4. Diploma in Mental Health nursing. Willing to participate in Preceptorship programme. Willing to undertake accredited courses in mental health practice leading to degree level.
- Diploma in Mental Health nursing.
- Willing to participate in Preceptorship programme.
- Willing to undertake accredited courses in mental health practice leading to degree level.
- Degree in Health Care related subject
Experience Essential criteria
- Experience of working as a student in a health care setting.
- An understanding of using essential processes that apply to the specific dimensions of the KSF outline.
- To understand the requirements of the NMC Code of Practice
- Previous experience of working in a care environment
Knowledge and Skills Essential criteria
- Demonstration of a developing knowledge and skill base of psychiatric nursing care
- Demonstration of ability to develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations.
- Ability to develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development.
- Ability to promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health safety and security of others.
- Ability to contribute to improvement of services.
- Ability to contribute to improving quality.
- Ability to support equality and value diversity.
As an employee of West London NHS Trust, you have a responsibility to maintain a sound understanding of, and a commitment to uphold the National Health Service values and principles set out in the NHS Constitution.
We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.
By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment checks which can take between 4-8 weeks . After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR ).
Please ensure you include email addresses for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process.
The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.
West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.