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Rotational Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 363-NEW5126

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
NEW AMH Ruby Ward-Triage, LONDON
£27,936 to £34,629 pa inc HCA

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

East London NHS Foundation Trust is offering an innovative, tailor made rotational nursing post to work across Mental Health and Adult Community Nursing. We are seeking driven and passionate Band 5 nurses to join our teams across a variety of locations and clinical settings with opportunities to learn and develop their experience within a variety of specialisms. The rotational post is a unique opportunity to develop a strong foundation to a life-long career in nursing. You will be offered a bespoke package of placements which will include Adult Mental Health and the Extended Primary Care Teams.


The rotational post is geared to helping you achieve your goals as a nurse and give you a wide range of experience to facilitate with your personal career plan. You will receive a comprehensive induction programme and personal development plan and we will support you with regular reviews of progress to help you develop your career. As a community nurse you will work closely with a wide range of specialist team to provide holistic care to patients in a primary care setting. We offer a range of courses such as mentorship, diabetes care, palliative care, advance physical assessment and tissue viability to suit our staff needs and support clinical expertise. This is an excellent opportunity for a Nurse to enhance assessment skills as well as continuing to develop their clinical skills.


Newham is the most ethnically diverse area of London with the highest proportion of young people of any London borough. Home of the Olympic Park, Newham is a vibrant place to work and live, but with considerable social deprivation. Newham Centre for Mental Health provides care and treatment to adults with serious mental health problems across 7 inpatient wards, and is also the location of the Coborn Unit, a specialist provider of child and adolescent mental health care, and the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development. Our ambition is to be a centre of excellence for recovery-focused care. We are rated as Outstanding by the CQC and all our wards are rated as Excellent by AIMS. As Staff Nurse attached to a ward your role will be to provide holistic nursing care to patients from admission to discharge and to work with the ward management team to innovate and inspire change and excellence across all aspects of the care environment. You will be a role model to unregistered nursing staff and able to demonstrate care and compassion in all that you do.


You might be a newly qualified nurse or a more experienced practitioner. You will be a motivated clinician who is able to communicate and demonstrate therapeutic interventions with adults who are experiencing acute mental health problems, with knowledge of the physical health issues related to this patient group, reflected in good documentation and the ability to evidence care. Your focus will be on the recovery of patients and improving the patient experience. We offer an excellent preceptorship programme to newly qualified nurses. Supervision and support is offered to all staff.


You will develop effective lines of communication with members of the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies, working with ward management and the consultant teams to effectively manage bed occupancy and discharge planning, and maintain task-focus, effective team work and group cohesion in the context of, at times, a highly unpredictable working day.


East London Foundation Trust is committed to delivering the best care for our patients. We are a modern trust working with a large number of patients, partners and services every day to deliver great care. We are an integrated service working with MDT colleagues to deliver individualised care to patients in Newham. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.


The Trusts values are at the heart of our vision and underpin everything we do.


Our three core values are:
We care - Everyone is entitled to the highest quality care.
We respect- Everyone should be treated with kindness and respect.
We are inclusive - Everyone should have access to our services when they need them, and we actively seek suggestions from all on how we can improve.


Please ensure when completing your application you detail how you meet the person specification requirements.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details, or to arrange an informal visit contact Paul McLaughlin on 0207 540 4380 or Chantal Riviere on 0208 709 5555.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

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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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