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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Band 6 Clozapine Mental Health Nurse
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 00:01
- Mellmead House
- 4 Orchard close
- E11 2DH
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £32,306 - £39,027 pa (plus HCAS)
- Salary period
- (Band 6)
- Main area
- Community Mental Health
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate invites applications for the post of Band 6 Clozapine Mental Health Nurse.
The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary Mental Health Wellbeing Team in Redbridge.
NELFT fully promotes professional development and personal training, monthly supervision, CPD, annual appraisal, audit, research, and work-based Quality Improvement and innovation. There is the opportunity to support junior staff, and mentor students.
This is an exciting time to join NELFT.
NELFT has recently launched the mental health transformation programme and aims to radically transform our whole model of mental health care and support.
The integrated teams will merge assessment, brief intervention, and recovery services. Our intention is not just to redesign care pathways but to develop a new ethos and culture that helps transform how we work together with our partners as ‘one team’ sharing care. There is new investment for mental health, peer support, and Support Time and Recovery workers to support the integrated teams in providing seamless care around the individual, their families, and their social networks.
The post holder will be required to manage and have responsibility for a busy Clozapine Clinic, comprising of service users referred to the clinic with severe and complex mental health difficulties across the Redbridge Borough.
The post holder will also be required to utilise evidence-based practice, client centred approaches to assess service users mental state as they attend clinic and sigh post as appropriate. The Post Holder will respect diversity, practice ethically and aim to challenge inequalities within service delivery
In consultation with the matron the post holder will maintain effective communication with statutory and voluntary services, service users and carers within NELFT and Redbridge.
The post holder will be required to undertake specific duties on behalf of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Teams, which will include supervision of some junior staff, mentorship, teaching and assessing of nursing students on placement within the team.
The post holder will contribute as required by the team manager in the process of service audit, evaluation, development in line with the National Service Framework and the Modernisation Agenda within Mental Health Services.
The post holder will have the opportunity to support the Depot clinic and Physical health clinic.
Working for our organisation
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attachment.
High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967).
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
- RMN, RGN, RNLD, OT or Social Work. Registration with relevant professional body
- Teaching qualification or other specific job related post-registration qualification (eg Mentoring and Enabling Learning in Practice, ENB-998 or equivalent)
- Evidence of CPD
- Working with adults who have complex mental health needs
- Working with adults dual diagnosis
- Working in an acute environment
- To have experience in working/liaising with multi-disciplinary teams, internal and external agencies in the provision of care
- To have experience of assessing, planning and initiate care
- Ability to work under pressure, quickly and effectively, making timely clinical decisions in conjunction with the MDT
- Anility to work both independently and as part of the team
- Understanding the Care Act and its application
- Understanding of contemporary evidence based ‘best practice
- Understanding of the mental capacity act
- Understanding of NICE CQC and DoH guidance
- Awareness of The 1983 Mental Health Act, related legal guidance and ethical practice
- Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
- Well-developed interpersonal skills, especially the ability to engage with service users and significant others in busy/high pressure environments
- Robust assessment of mental health presentation and risk profiling
- Ability to facilitate positive MDT working relationships across all service areas
- Ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate
- Ability to work closely with the families, friends and significant others of service users in assessing need and planning intervention
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles of equal opportunities in service delivery
- Ability to formulate clear and concise clinical records and be able to disseminate information appropriately and to relevant agencies
- To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
- To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
- To be flexible, supportive and if required to take a new role within NELFT appropriate to knowledge, education and skills, as required
Further details / informal visits contact
- Clariece Nyah
- Job title
- Clinical Lead Nurse
- Email address
- Telephone number