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Registered Mental Health Nurse - RMN (NHS), PICU

Band 5

Main area
Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
£26,683 - £34,495 p.a.
03/02/2019 23:59

Info About the Service

Our Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) wards support and care for some of the most vulnerable service users from our community and offer a highly challenging environment within a fast paced and diverse work setting. PICU is an exciting service to be part of we work within specialist multi-disciplinary team, delivering high quality, intensive care to patients experiencing acute mental illness. We want our nurses to learn and develop their skills, including working with and supporting clients with severe mental illness and widely varying, complex needs, risk assessment and risk management.

Adults in crisis are admitted to the wards and are supported by a large staff team of nurses, doctors, health care assistants and psychiatrists. There is a wide remit for a nursing role within PICU which requires networking and collaborating with numerous internal and external stakeholders.

Why Work Here

There is a high level of opportunity to develop as a band 5 nurse we offer additional training that is specialised to our service giving you risk assessment and risk management skills which are invaluable in the mental health profession. There is also the opportunity to work across the other PICU sites in order to gain further experience of working in different areas and meeting staff from the other teams. We held a PICU Band 5 away day this year which brought all Band 5 nurses across the PICU service together to meet and learn from each other and to develop best practice.

As well as a robust support package, you’ll benefit from regular individual and group supervision and an appraisal, and access to a Preceptorship and Mentorship to help you develop.  Our 9 month Preceptorship programme is for newly qualified nurses and nurses that have not completed this type of programme and helps a nurse to fully embed their skills.  Once the programme is completed you will receive an increment and increase and you will also receive your annual increment.

We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us.  We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential.  That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly. In short, if you’ve got what it takes we’d be delighted for you to come and work with us.


  • Croydon - Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham London 
  • Lambeth - Lambeth Hospital, Stockwell London
  • Lewisham - University Lewisham Hospital, Catford London 
  • Southwark - Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London N.B. Female Only Service 

Patient Age Group: 18 - 65

Patient Gender: Southwark - Female; Croydon, Lambeth & Lewisham - Male

Application Requirements: 

Registered Mental Health Nurses. We also take Newly Qualified RMNs qualifying in 2019.

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.

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

We strongly encourage you to contact the Ward managers stated below:

Olabisi Osimokun, 02032284447 or

Sewa Adebanjo, 02032286263 or (Eden - Lambeth)

Sam Gray, 02032280271 or (Johnson - Lewisham)

Paddy Quinn, 02032282817 or (ES1 - Southwark)


If you have problems applying, contact

0203 228 5341
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