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
£25,681 - £33,057 p.a. inc Outer HCA
26/11/2017 23:59

We are looking to recruit a number of engaging and compassionate mental health nurses to work in our Forensic services in River House. The Behavioural and Developmental CAG brings together a unique combination of adult psychiatric specialities including forensic services for people with mental illness and a history of serious offences, prison health and specialist mental health services for those with neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Our aim is to diagnose and treat people as early as possible, assess and manage risk and promote recovery and social inclusion. We deliver education and training programmes and carry out research which is published in international high profile journal. We also provide mental health care for those who require medium and low secure inpatient care. We provide services for people living in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark and specialist services for adults from around the country.

These services require nurses who are passionate about their specialism. We are looking to build our teams to support vulnerable adults who have very specific support requirements. Service users require a high level of engagement and a real understanding of the barriers they face due to their mental health needs.

Candidates interesting in working in forensics will find it highly stimulating and will be given opportunities to develop within the forensic specialism. You will work closely with a small number of prisoners and play a vital part in ensuring their recovery path is right for each individual, safe and well considered.

We give you the opportunity to become a mental health expert and be involved in cutting edge care and support. SLaM excellent learning and development opportunities as well as the chance to be involved in research from the IoPPN. We want to support you in your career and give you options to progress. Our preceptorship and mentoring schemes mean you will be partnered with like-minded individuals who will be dedicated to your development.

You must be a qualified RMN or LD Nurse or in the final year of your RMN/LD course, qualifying in the next 3 months. Its important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that adults face from their mental health problems. We want to hire staff that are passionate about mental health, who believe in our recovery model and who will act as advocates for the reduction of stigma in our community. You must have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and how to work within professional boundaries. Roles at SLaM are challenging, stimulating and diverse. We believe that we can offer you something different from other Trusts if you are interested in a role please apply.

If successful at shortlisting stage you will be invited to an assessment on the Friday, 8th December 2017 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

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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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Edward Kanu, 020 3228 84980 or 07736461732

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