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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 222-LS-CID-11

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Location:
Ealing, London
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 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.


An opportunity has arisen for experienced Community Mental Health Nurse within our Older People’s Mental Health Services (OPMHS) in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be a part of the development of a new team providing care for patients with complex mental health problems. You will be part of a supportive, forward thinking service line and will help us make a difference at West London NHS Trust while pursing your chosen career.

We strive to provide care through our skilled and committed workforce. Caring for our service users in new innovative ways is one of our key quality improvement priorities as we look to enhance our standards of care. There really has never been a more exciting time to join West London NHS Trust!

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Community Mental Health Nurse, who can provide clinical insight while being compassionate to service users’ needs and successful service delivery. To thrive in this role, you need to be resilient, committed, and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment.

You will hold post registration experience, preferably working with older people in a community setting; who can make a significant contribution in supporting the delivery of high quality assessment, investigation and treatment care plans while working closely with carers,

families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of service users, their families and carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

The post holder will assist work with a multi-disciplinary team and provide assessment, information, treatment, review and support through individual and group work. The post holder will also be responsible for liaising with other professionals and organizations to ensure that the patients’ physical, social and psychological needs are met in an integrated and holistic way.

We welcome enquiries about this role, if you would like to know more about this opportunity and working at West London NHS Trust please contact: Melanie Barlow, OPMHS Community Service Manager: melanie.barlow@westlondon.nhs.uk.

 

Our Mission

“Promoting hope and wellbeing, together”

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be an outstanding healthcare provider, committed to improving quality, and caring with compassion.

 

Our Values

As a member of West London, you can expect to be a respected member of staff at all times. We work to a set of Trust Values and uphold these in all of our interactions. Our Values are like our moral compass, reminding us of the things that matter most when we are caring for people in need. Our Trust Values are:

Togetherness Responsibility Excellence Caring

 

If you feel you are a person who lives our Trust Values then we’d like to meet you! You can watch videos on our website which shows what our Trust Values mean across our organisation

 

Rewards

We offer an extensive reward package to our staff alongside an exciting and fulfilling career with our Trust. Some of the benefits you can enjoy when you join our team are:

  • A golden hello of £3,000 for successful candidates
  • A competitive relocation package meaning you can claim up to £8k in expenses when moving over 40 miles to join the Trust.
  • Up to 33 day’s annual leave as well as the opportunity to buy even more days or sell some leave days that you don’t need.
  • As a member of staff you will be able to request up to six shifts off work per rota
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust.
  • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills.
  • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources.
  • Discounted gym membership – from £10 per month at our on-site gym! (St Bernard’s site)
  • Staff discounts at high street retailers.
  • Paid DBS application upon offer.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

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’.



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