RMN or RNLD (NHS), PICU Southwark, Lambeth & Lewisham

Band 5

Main area
Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Lewisham University Hospital or Maudsley Hospital
Lewisham, Southwark -London
£26,553 - £34,495 p.a. inc Inner HCA
15/04/2018 23:59

We are looking to recruit a number of driven and passionate mental health nurses to work across the three South London and Maudsley PICU wards. 10 bedded Female PICU based at the Maudsley Hospital in Denmark Hill, Eden which is a male PICU based in Lambeth, and Johnson which is a 10 bedded male PICU based in Lewisham.

Our 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.

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 are planning to hold a PICU B5 away day this year which will bring all band 5 nurses across the PICU service together to meet and learn from each other and to develop best practice.

You must be a qualified RMN or LD Nurse or in the final year of your RMN/LD course qualifying within 3 months. It’s important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with 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 stating in your supporting statement whether you would want to work in Lewisham or Southwark.

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

Hospital: Lambeth Hosptial (Lambeth), Lewisham University Hospital (Lewisham) or Maudsley Hospital (Southwark)
Patient Age Range: 18 - 65 years
Patient Gender: Single Gender Wards  Male or Female

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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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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

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