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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

RMN Bank Worker (COVID19)

Job Reference: 294-BANK-RMNH5-Q

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Staff Bank Department, London
£18.03 per hour

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

RMN Bank Workers (COVID-19)

Come and join us!

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust are looking to quickly band RMN staff to be of support to front line ward staff. With the pressures of the Covid-19 and isolation periods additional support is required to ensure the service users needs are well cared for.

This is an excellent opportunity to come and work and gain experience in some of our different services at the Trust. We have various opportunities in different services such as;

  • Acute Care Pathway
  • Forensic, Specialist and National
  • Community
  • Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing

We also have opportunities across different parts of South London including our sites at Springfield Hospital in Tooting, Queen Marys in Roehampton and Tolworth Hospital.

You can join our vital bank services supporting our front line staff provide essential care to our patients. Once you are working within our bank services there will be opportunities to move to permanent roles should you wish.

About the role:

Some of your main duties may include:

  1. You will provide excellent care for our services users and patients
  2. You will be responsible for assessment of care need and the development implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  3. You will implement and demonstrate clinical excellence
  4. You will instigate, supervise and monitor nursing practice
  5. You will deliver care that is reflective of current best practices and research
  6. You will have active participation in and initiate the developments and innovations within the service.
  7. You will demonstrate the ability to work within the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF), supported and facilitated by regular Management and Clinical Supervision.
  8. You will participate in nursing research and disseminate the knowledge and results from such research to colleagues managers
  9. Helping to support service users and staff.
  10. To work with service users to support their recovery. For example, talking with service users, providing emotional support, helping them to stay connected with family and friends, supporting them to ensure their comfort on the ward, organising activities on the wards amongst other things.
  11. To work with staff on the ward to help the smooth running of the ward which could include helping to ensure service users keep up with their hydration, supporting the ward with hygiene control, running activities on the ward, helping with delivering/serving/preparing food amongst other things.

In addition:

Applicants should follow the principles of ‘recovery’: encouraging and supporting service users to engage in healthy lifestyles, facilitating activities and other activities of their interest.

The applicant may be expected to work shift patterns or shifts of 7.5 hours. The applicant may be required to work across different wards and different sites across the trust. The applicant would be expected to undertake 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non- judgmental way.

Applicants would be expected to follow the Trust’s policies and procedures. Supervision and support would be provided to applicants.

About the teams:

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of highly quality service user centred care. Our teams are looking for compassionate, extraordinary volunteers or bank workers that want to make an impact.

Health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

Additional information:

Applicants must be prepared that they may be working on wards where the Covid 19 virus is present. We need a Trust Health and Safety statement here about working with Covid-19.

For these roles we value and actively seek individuals who have their own lived experience of mental health issues and can use their experience in a positive way to support others.

Covid 19

Potential applicants need to be aware that they may be working on wards where the Covid 19 virus is present. In the current climate applicants must be in good overall health, both physically and mentally. You may be at a particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus if you:

  • have a severe chest condition, such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis
  • have another serious health condition, for example, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity
  • have had an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • have a weakened immune system
  • are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • are pregnant

In deciding whether this role is suitable, potential applicants must also consider the people within their household, or with whom they have close contact, that may be at increased risk, (as described above and people who are 70 years or over).

Interviews: interviews will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note interviews will happen online via a FaceTime method which will be confirmed in your interview invite.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you have any queries, or for more information, please contact: or

At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasoble adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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