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RMN or RNLD (NHS), Forensic Services

Band 5

Main area
Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Beckenham, London
£26,683 - £34,049 p.a. inc.
03/02/2019 23:59

Info about the Service

Our Forensic Offender Health pathway provides comprehensive and specialised care and treatment for individuals experiencing mental health issues and have offending histories.

Our inpatient secure service supports people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the legal system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to assist in their recovery.

Based on Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, London, River House is 89 bedded purpose built Medium Secure Unit for patients who need care and treatment in a secure environment.  We also provide mental health services at HMP Wandsworth.

Why Work Here

You can chose which client group you wish to work with such as:

Norbury Ward - Forensic Medium Secure Psychiatric Intensive Care ward for people with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs.

Waddon Ward - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment service (FIPTS) for men with severe personality disorder.

Spring Ward - Forensic Medium Secure treatment for women who have a range of mental health needs.

Brook Ward - Forensic Medium Secure treatment for men who are close to recovery and moving towards independence.

Effra Ward - Forensic Medium Secure treatment for men who are close to recovery and moving towards independence.

Chaffinch - Low secure pre-discharge ward for men.

Thames - Where all patients are first admitted to determine what treatment and care they need within the unit.

We value our team members and believe that nurses are recognised as essential, core members of the multi-professional team and are in the forefront of developing and delivering holistic and compassionate care. In return we can offer personal, professional and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular/monthly professional and clinical supervision, a robust preceptorship programme and support for personal development plans and continual professional development programme.


Info on Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham London


Application Requirements: Registered Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nurses.  We also take Newly Qualified RMNs and RNLDs qualifying in the next 3 months.

Unfortunately due to the nature of this service we unable accept applications from RGNs or RNAs

If successful at shortlisting stage you will be invited to an assessment on the Friday, 22nd February 2019 at the ORTUS learning and events centre.

**Please note that if you do not state the month and year that you have completed your Nursing qualification you will not be invited to the assessment.**

**As featured on Life on the Psych Ward**

Ward Name & Location: River House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham
Patient Age Range: From 18 years
Patient Gender: 4 Wards - Female Only, Male Only and Mixed


South London Partnership

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, delivering mental health services to a population of more than three million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients.



Our values are pivotal - if you can demonstrate that you can uphold the values and ethical practice that is at the heart of all of our organisations, then we will welcome you to join us and will support, train and develop you throughout your nursing and caring journey.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alimamy Kargbo– Clinical Service Lead – 0203 228 8400 - Ex 84980 

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 228 5341
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