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Job summary

Main area
Nursing
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Shifts)
Job ref
334-NQN-3985834-M
Employer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Trust Wide
Town
London
Salary
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum + HCAs (Inner or Outer -depending on location)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/06/2024 23:59

Employer heading

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust logo

Registered Nurse - RMN/RNLD

NHS AfC: Band 5

 

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Wandsworth and Richmond.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

We launched our five-year strategy, Aiming High; Changing Lives  in 2021 together with Our Care Improvement System as our quality management system methodology  to make a positive impact on patient care, outcomes and staff experience. By joining SLaM, all staff will get the opportunity to be part of this exciting improvement journey supported with learning and development to harness everyone’s potential as change makers.

The trust recognises the unique and valuable contribution that people with lived experience of mental illness can bring to a role. We therefore welcome applications from people with lived experience and consider them as an asset to the Trust. 

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

As a Trust we are happy to talk flexible working.

Job overview

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) or Final Year Student who will qualify in 2024 and ready to take the next step in your nursing career? South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) are recruiting RMN and RNLD nurses. We are offering a diverse array of inpatient and community roles across the vibrant boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark. Additionally, we provide specialised substance misuse services to residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich, and Wandsworth, addressing complex needs with empathy and expertise.

At South London and Maudsley Hospital, we believe in nurturing talent and empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Our comprehensive Preceptorship programme is designed to support your transition into practice, providing you with the tools, mentorship, and resources needed to thrive in your role. Here, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of seasoned professionals and researchers who share your passion for driving positive change in mental health care. Together, we strive to make a tangible difference in the lives of our patients, fostering hope, resilience, and recovery.

Whether you're interested in inpatient care, community outreach, or specialised services, we offer a supportive environment where you can expand your skills, broaden your horizons, and shape the future of mental health care. 

Main duties of the job

Clinical skills; 
1. Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading on implementing the delivery of 
quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care 
in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to 
address any issues that arise. 
2. Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, 
hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support. 
3. Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centred care; getting feedback and improving 
plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). 
4. Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers. 
5. Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner 
organisations. 
6. Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance. 
7. Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust 
policy. 
8. Developing the management of care needs through: 
a. Initial data collection 

Working for our organisation

Benefits:

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
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website. Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

We are looking for ambitious staff with the desire for both personal and   professional development. We offer regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as promoting continuous professional development to provide you with opportunities to progress and ensure that best practice is embedded in clinical provision. We support our staff through a well-structured Trust Induction, Mandatory Training, monthly professional and clinical supervisions, staff appraisals, robust  Preceptorship Programme, support for continual professional development activities, Reflective Practice, staff meetings, psychosocial and team events such as team away days. We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities.

You must be a qualified RMN, Learning Disability Nurse in the final year of your RMN/LD course. It’s important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that Children and young people face from their mental health problems. 

Communication skills must be of the highest standard, you will be expected to engage with very vulnerable children and their families. You must show that you are caring and compassionate as well as a desire to uphold the dignity of the Patient you support.

A detailed Job Description is attached to this advert.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of shift co-ordination.
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • 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.
  • Approachable and forms very effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills
  • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas within the Trust as required
  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • 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.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of shift co-ordination.
  • Lived experience of mental health.

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse.
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship qualification.

Knowledge/skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, without close supervision.
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
Desirable criteria
  • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

London Healthy workplaceCapital Nurse, LondonNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationImproving working livesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stonewall Silver 2022Disability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Armed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingArmed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Name
Volume Recruitment
Job title
Volume Recruitment
Email address
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