- Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
- Band 5
- 37.5 hours per week
- Lewisham University Hospital or Maudsley Hospital
- Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark - London
- £26,553 - £34,495 p.a. inc Inner HCA
- 29/04/2018 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 (Currently has no vacancies)
- 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
Registered Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nurses. We also take Newly Qualified RMNs qualifying in 2018.
If successful at shortlisting stage you will be invited to an assessment on the Friday, 18th May at the ORTUS learning and events centre.
We strongly encourage you to contact the Ward managers stated below:
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
Onyekachi Nwankwo, 02032282065 or Onyekachi.Nwankwo@slam.nhs.uk (Southwark)
Jaimie Lawson, 02032286092 or Jaimie.Lawson@slam.nhs.uk (Lewisham)
Sewa Adebanjo, 02032286263 or Sewa.Adebanjo@slam.nhs.uk (Lambeth)
If you have problems applying, contact
- 0203 228 2608