Practice Development Nurse

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maudsley Hospital - Southwark
£31,878 - £42,046 pa inc HCA
25/04/2018 23:59

We are looking to recruit a driven and passionate Practice Development Nurse to join the management team on Eileen Skellern 2 .  Eileen Skellern 2 is an 19-bed Male Ward based at the Maudsley Hospital. We support and care for some of the most vulnerable service users from our community. We work within a specialist multi-disciplinary team, delivering high quality 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 ward and are supported by a large team of nurses, doctors, health care assistants, occupational therapist, psychologist and psychiatrists. There is a wide remit for a nursing role which requires networking and collaborating with numerous internal and external stakeholders. There is a high level of opportunity to develop as a Practice Development Nurse Band 6, we offer additional training and will work with a suitable candidate to develop a personalised development plan. We are looking for an experienced Clinical Charge Nurse who is motivated and forward thinking, with a "can do" attitude to join the multidisciplinary and management team on Eileen Skellern 2 ward.

We are looking for an experienced band 6 Charge Nurse who is enthusiastic about working with adults and who is able to demonstrate a real commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to people and their families. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will have excellent communication skills and team working abilities. A key role of the Practice Development Nurse is to lead by example and be a role-model for the nursing team. We are looking for an individual who is able to support junior staff in their professional development, through excellent and effective clinical leadership, mentoring and sharing of knowledge. You will work closely with the Ward Manager to ensure that the Ward maintains the highest standards of care provision and safe levels of staffing. You will also have a role in all aspects of service development and improvement. In return for your commitment you will receive excellent training, professional development and supervision.

We employ around 4,800 people across South London and other sites in the UK. It is a diverse team of talented individuals, spanning a wide range of specialities and benefiting from many world-leading healthcare experts. We deliver more than 14,000 training experiences each year for our staff, providing an extensive range of learning opportunities. Staff can benefit from exceptional professional development opportunities and we will work with you to build your career in mental health. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

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.

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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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