Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 8a

Main area
Behavioural and Developmental Psychology
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£44,956 - £53,042 p.a inc.
22/02/2018 23:59

The Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry Clinical Academic Group are offering an exciting opportunity for a proactive and proficient Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist to work on Norbury Ward.

Based on Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham Kent, River House is an 89 bedded purpose built Medium Secure Unit.

Norbury ward is a twelve bedded service that provides mental health care and treatment for people whose acute distress or challenging behaviour which needs a secure environment beyond that which can normally be provided in a medium secure service.

Norbury Ward multi professional team specialises in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of people with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs. Our aim is to manage and reduce the risks associated with acute episodes of mental illness through evidence-based assessment and treatment and psychosocial interventions for individuals and their families.

We are particularly interested in hearing from positive, dynamic and enthusiastic applicants who enjoy participating in a range of quality improvement activities with staff and patients.

Our Trust vision is to create and sustain a culture of continuous quality improvement. We aim to become an organisation with a culture of improvement that is based on service users, carers, staff and key partners working together to improve the delivery of care to deliver the outcomes that matter to people using our services, and carers and families. In order to support the delivery of this vision and aim the Trust has appointed world-leading healthcare experts, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to partner with us over a three-year period in pursuit of continuous quality improvement and value-based health care.

The successful candidates will have exceptional communication, motivational, influencing and quality improvement skills, be able to influence and encourage teams to work across organisational boundaries whilst holding patient care at the heart of their work. The candidate will need to be passionate about the delivery of high quality patient care and have experience in leadership. The post holder will be a ‘self-starter’ and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi professional team.

London Healthy workplaceNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Heyward, Deputy Director Nursing and Forensic Offender Health - 020 3228 4472

Website Design by Limetree Products