Neuropsychiatric Nurse (NHS), Neuropsychiatry Team (LU)

Band 5

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Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Bethlem Royal Hospital
Beckenham, London
£25,681 - £33,057 pa inc Outer HCA
15/04/2018 23:59

We deliver specialist neuropsychiatry services to provide assessment, investigation and treatment for patients with: a functional neurological disorder, a mental illness or other neuropsychiatric conditions.

You will gain a deeper understanding of Neurological illness and how it often influences a patient’s behaviour either as a direct result of trauma or due to pathophysiological changes to the brain such as movement disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders including inherited metabolic disorders, epilepsy, sleep disorders, Korsakoff syndrome, etc.

As the nurse in charge you have the ability to manage complex situations and supervise HCAs and students. You will be a strong advocate for patients who find it difficult to express their needs and may require a high level of assistance with their personal care and psychological needs.

Your abilities as a neuropsychiatric nurse will mean that you will effectively contribute to assessments of Neurological, psychiatric, cognitive and function will obtain an accurate picture of the patient. You know how to build a therapeutic and meaningful relationship with a patient who comes to you with significant physical and psychological difficulties but with your active involvement in both the planning and delivery of their care means the patient will have improved outcomes.

We want you to maintain your knowledge and skills as part of this role we offer specialist training in managing and supporting this patient group.
We invite you to visit our ward to see the great work that the team that you will join is doing. We welcome applications from qualified RMNs, RNLDs or newly qualified students, qualifying in the next 3 months.

If successful at shortlisting stage you will be invited to an assessment on the Friday, 18th May 2018 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.**

Ward Name & Location: Lishman Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham
Patient Age Range: From 18 years
Patient Gender: Mixed ward

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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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Glenda Boutell on 0203 228 5072

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