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Staff Nurse

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Main area
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Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£24,214 - £30,112 pa plus HCAS
25/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to join our award winning, Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient service, Brookside, in Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex.

Brookside has been recognised across London and Nationally for a high quality service, CQC rated "outstanding" practice, Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC) Accreditation as well as winning the 'Mental Health Practice' category at the 2018 RCNi awards. Providing both an innovative home treatment team and a 15 bedded acute ward for children and young people, it’s a lead service which provides treatment and prevention support within NELFT London catchment area and inpatient care nationally.

The successful candidates will work with young people aged between 12-18 years, their families and carers, with acute emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties. There is scope within the job role to take part in formalised therapeutic contact with young people and carers.This will enhance the applicant’s future career planning and or academic endeavours. The successful candidates will form part of multi-disciplinary team offering inpatient and Home Treatment Team care through intensive multi-disciplinary interventions and a structured daily programme with a central educational basis.

We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of acutely unwell young people, as well as being adaptable, enjoy variety, can work independently, as well as understanding the relevance of team working. The main responsibilities of the post:

-To complete 5 days of Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course which is yearly updated and implement in practice as required.

-To work shifts over a 365 day a year basis including night duty -To undertake assessment of client’s needs and support qualified nurses in formulating appropriate individual care plans taking on a holistic approach. - Ensure that relatives and carers of service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns.

- Appropriate IT skills to ensure accurate documentation and communication around a young person’s care

-Take steps to maintain the safety and welfare of staff, patients and to the ward.

-Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards.

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

 At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

 This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

 Ward Manager: Carey-Ann Baisden

Tel: 0300 555 1156