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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2020.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Reference: 222-LS-301-B

West London NHS Trust
Nursing & Midwifery Registered
Treatment and Recovery Teams, London
£36,481 to £44,044 pa pro rata inc 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.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6

We have exciting opportunity for a Community Mental Health Nurse to provide innovative and effective support and interventions within the service. We work within a Clinical Pathways’ model and this role within our Personality Disorder Pathway. There are three Pathways within the team comprising of Psychosis, Complex Depression and Trauma and Personality Disorder.

Please note that at any point, if there is a need for staff movement within Pathways then this is reflective of the service needs and development.

You will be working within a supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team friendly established integrated team including your social care colleagues to provide a service to a wide range of people with mental illness. This will be an excellent opportunity for you challenge yourself as a Practitioner

The Role

We are looking for a Practitioner with an enthusiasm for working with people with challenging and complex needs.

-To have a willingness to take positive risks with Multi-Disciplinary Team support.

-To create collaborative and realistic goals with patients.

-To have a robust approach towards Care planning and Crisis Support.

-To be a creative and dynamic member within the MDT.

-You will be working under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring this is effectively delivered. This will also include undertaking social care assessments under the Care Act.

What We Offer:

-Group Supervision with a Service User Consultant as part of the Co-Production model. We are developing a group under the Managed Clinical Network which involves a more structured timely focus with patients.

-1:1Supervision with the Senior Practitioner for the Personality Disorder Pathway.

-Weekly Meetings within a Multi-Disciplinary Team inclusive of a Psychiatrist, Nurse, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Services and Peer Support.

-Support through a Complex Case Forum weekly with Psychotherapy services.

- A Group Programme for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Training Opportunities-

-KUF Awareness Level Personality Disorder Training.

-Therapeutic Community and Therapeutic Environments Practitioner Training.

-5 Day Programme specifically tailored towards this pathway which includes Ruptures and Repairs, Mentalisation Based Therapy, DBT, Risk Management, Crisis Planning and Contingencies clinical skills workshop.

-Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Full Training Programme (subject to availability).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hope Lloyd at / 02073861275

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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