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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 222-LS-AMHS-34

West London NHS Trust
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Askew Ward (LS PICU), London
£24,907 - £30,615 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, 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 children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit

Registered Mental Health Nurse Band 5: Askew Ward

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a new challenge?

We are looking to recruit an experienced mental health nurse who is enthusiastic and caring to join the team at Askew Ward, PICU ward in Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit.

West London NHS Trust supports 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits, including:

o Relocation packages of up to £8000 for staff relocating 40 miles or more

o Car scheme

o Childcare vouchers

o Cycle2Work Scheme

o Excellent opportunities to work in the Trust’s internal Nurse Bank

o This post attracts a 20% High Cost Area pay supplement.

PICU is a dynamic, cutting edge clinical area which offers a wealth of development opportunities for the right candidate. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in the Trust’s Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) programme to graduate as a QSIR practitioner and be given the opportunity to lead Quality Improvement projects as a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Working with this client group can be challenging and requires a clinician who is able to employ reflection and can frame their understanding using an evidence base to enhance their own and the wider team’s knowledge and skills.

You will receive monthly supervision to support your development and practice from the Ward Manager, alongside guidance from the unit’s Matron. You will gain experience of managing and coordinating a diverse team and an understanding of how the key performance indicators interact with the provision of care on the ward. This is an opportunity for you to broaden your skills in regards to operational policy and enhancing your professional experience.

Askew Ward offers a robust package of support for nursing staff. This includes weekly reflective practice facilitated by a Highly Specialised Psychotherapist, regular opportunities for training, and daily ‘Safety Huddles’ with the Ward Manager and Consultant present. The ward has a dedicated occupational therapist, an activities coordinator, a social worker and a motivated, energetic nursing team.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

The Diversity and Equality policy of West London NHS Trust is designed to promote an environment that is inclusive to all individuals regardless of background and is intolerant of practices which may result in the exclusion of any group. The Trust recognises the importance of valuing individuals; acknowledging that, certain groups in society still experience discrimination and disadvantage on the basis of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender re-assignment, maternity/pregnancy status, married/civil partnership status, religion/spirituality or sexuality and/ or practices that breach the Human Rights Act.

This post is subject to rotation within the unit.


Hammersmith is served by a good road, rail, and tube transport network and is located outside the extended congestion zone. There are easy routes that bypass the congestion zone for those travelling from the south and south east of London. These transport links make our team base readily accessible from all over Greater London and neighbouring counties.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Please contact the Ward Manager Selina John for an informal chat about the role on 0207 386 1293.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSelina JohnJob titleWard ManagerTelephone number0207 386 1293.Additional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff
At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease. The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.


We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

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 check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers 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. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

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