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RMN, RNLD or RGN (NHS), Older Adults (Chelsham)

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health of Older Adults
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

We are seeking to recruit dynamic and caring band 5 nurses to work in the Older Adults Dementia unit based at Chelsham House, Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London & Maudsley NHS Trust. This unit has 16 beds. The lower number of patients will consequently enable us to better meet the care needs of patients who will have a high level of complexity and dependency. Chelsham have a higher staffing ratio to patients; as a result of the higher staffing ratio, staff will be able to support the enhanced personal care needs and engagement time required for people with complex needs in the context of dementia.

Staff in all of our clinical settings, receive specialist training in providing dementia care.  Within the dedicated In-patient Dementia Assessment Unit, patients will receive a higher level of specialist assessment and treatment in line with our behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) clinical care pathway. This care pathway guides the assessments that we make to identify the needs of the patient, please follow see links on the left.

Patient and their families will engage with you on a daily basis and are looking to be treated with respect and dignity. We want our nurses to be fully integrated in the mental health and wellbeing of everyone they work with and feel comfortable communicating with different stakeholders.

All our wards are signed up to John’s Campaign.  This means that we welcome the Carers of our patients in the ward and we would like to work in partnership with them to support the needs of the patient as best we can.  This may include supporting carers to stay with the patient at any time during the day and will put in supportive measures to make this happen.

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, LD 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 older adults face from their mental health problems. Communication skills must be of the highest standard, you will be expected to engage with very vulnerable adults 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. We want to hire staff that are passionate about the care delivered to older adults 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, 22nd February 2019 at the ORTUS learning and events centre.

Ward Name & Location: Chelsham House, Bethlem Royal Hospital Beckenham (Croydon)

Patient Age Range: Over 65

Patient Gender: 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.

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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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Geoff Ward on 0203 228 4373 or 07580 092 503

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