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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 222-LS-135

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Location:
Ealing Recovery Team East, London
Salary:
£32,257 to £41,308 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, and if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits.

We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.

The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:

  • helping children and young people with mental health issues
  • supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
  • assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
  • helping people remain independent in the community
  • running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.

We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.

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Community Mental Health Nurse - Band 6

 

Ealing Recovery Team East

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse as part of an integrated Community Recovery Team, working alongside colleagues from the London Borough of Ealing. The team supports adults of all ages with severe and enduring mental health needs using the Recovery model, working within pathways with clear outcomes for clients.

 

You will have a defined caseload, supporting people with mental health needs and ensuring any physical health needs are met. You will have experience of assessing health needs and risk as well as completing care plans and risk assessment. You will develop plans with clear aims and achievable objectives. You will support people within the Care Programme Approach where appropriate. An understanding of supporting people with mental health issues in the community is desirable.

 

You will have a good and detailed knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act with a detailed understanding of how these apply in practice. You will have a good knowledge of safeguarding.

 

You will undertake routine clinical activity as part of the nursing team.

 

You will apply the Trust values of:

 

Togetherness

 

Responsibility

 

Excellence

 

Caring

 

in your work, as well as maintaining your professional values and standards.

 

If successful you will be offered supervision and appraisal to support your professional development. The Trust offers a wide range of training opportunities to support your professional goals.

 

The Trust is proud of our current Good rating from the CQC and has plans to further develop community services in Ealing; the successful candidate will have the opportunity for career development within West London Trust.

 

West London NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.

 

We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.

 

West London NHS Trust is committed to 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.

 

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.

 

We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include 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.

 

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

 

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please call William Bailhache (Lead Nurse) on 020 8483 1720

 

Interview date: 12 March 2019




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.


UK Registration

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



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