Registered Mental Health Nurse CAMHS - £3000 Recruitment/Retention Bonus

Employer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum plus HCAs
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

Job Details

Recruitment/Retention payment of £3,000 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 2 instalments over a 24 month period. Terms and conditions apply to the scheme, in relation to repayment should you leave within a 24 month period. 

Is working within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) the first step in your career? Are you looking to work in a team that allows you to feel empowered and proud to be a Nurse? To work in an environment that will allow you to develop and flourish as a practitioner? Then the South London and Maudsley CAMHS Inpatient Units might just be what you’re looking for. 

Main duties of the job

We have vacancies across our adolescent units;

  • Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, Maudsley Hospital
  • Bethlem Adolescent Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital
  • CAMHS PICU, Bethlem Royal Hospital

We are looking for highly skilled and enthusiastic Band 5 nurses to work within our multi professional team. This is an exciting role and one that gives you the opportunity to work children and young people to develop your therapeutic relationships with patients.

We especially encourage newly Qualified (or about to qualify) to apply. If successful at shortlisting stage you will be contacted regarding the next stage. 

Working for our organisation

Benefits:

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website. Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.  We’re always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

We are looking for ambitious staff with the desire for both personal and   professional development. We offer regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as promoting continuous professional development to provide you with opportunities to progress and ensure that best practice is embedded in clinical provision. We support our staff through a well-structured Trust Induction, Mandatory Training, monthly professional and clinical supervisions, staff appraisals, robust  Preceptorship Programme, support for continual professional development activities, Reflective Practice, staff meetings, psychosocial and team events such as team away days. We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities.

You must be a qualified RMN, Learning Disability Nurse or Acute Nurse in the final year of your RMN/LD/RGN course. It’s important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that Children and young people face from their mental health problems. 

Communication skills must be of the highest standard, you will be expected to engage with very vulnerable children and their families. You must show that you are caring and compassionate as well as a desire to uphold the dignity of the Patient you support.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

Desirable criteria

  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of shift co-ordination.
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, without close supervision.
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others.
  • Approachable and forms very effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity

Desirable criteria

  • IT skills
  • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.

Other Requirements

Essential criteria

  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns across 24hrs, 7days a week and across all clinical areas within the Trust as required
  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)

Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria

  • Registered RMN/LD/Children's Nurse

Desirable criteria

  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and clinical supervision

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of shift co-ordination
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, without close supervision
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity

Desirable criteria

  • IT skills
  • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback

Other Essential criteria

  • Skills in developing and changing clinical practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies
  • able to work shift patterns across 24 hours and 7 day

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Wandsworth and Richmond.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

We launched our five-year strategy, Aiming High; Changing Lives  in 2021 together with Our Care Improvement System as our quality management system methodology  to make a positive impact on patient care, outcomes and staff experience. By joining SLaM, all staff will get the opportunity to be part of this exciting improvement journey supported with learning and development to harness everyone’s potential as change makers.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

As a Trust we are happy to talk flexible working.

The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity

Please note:

  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

To find out more, or to apply, please click on the APPLY button.

Company

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is the natural home for professionals who are fascinated by the mind and the world of mental health.

We’re renowned for providing the widest range of NHS mental health services in England, for pioneering research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.

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020 7703 6333

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