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Registered Mental Health/LD Nurse, National Autism Unit

Job Description

The National Autism Unit (NAU) seeks to employ compassionate and motivated RMNs or RNLDs.

The NAU is a 15 bedded single sex unit located in the beautiful and leafy grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital. The unit offers assessment and treatment to adults with High Function Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid mental health problems. As a teaching unit with ties to the Institute of Psychiatry and access to leading experts in Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental illnesses, you will have unrivalled opportunity for personal and professional development with the support of an excellent clinical team.

You will work in an environment with a solid track record for offering high quality standards of care, which has won the unit awards and recognition within the Trust.

As a qualified nurse you will have the opportunity to use and model Evidence Based Practice. You will have the opportunity to be trained and take part in psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Therapy.

If you are an enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse or RNLD who feels passionately about offering high quality care to patients with mental health needs, then this is the job for you.

For newly qualified nurses, we have an excellent package of support that recognises your need to start your career on the right footing, with the right training, Preceptorship and Mentoring in order to become a highly skilled and compassionate health professional.

You will be joining a friendly and welcoming team and have access free weekly gym sessions.

A visit to the unit is highly welcomed and encouraged.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to an Assessment Centre on the 4th November at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Indra Mohan  ( Phone number removed )  or Vin Ghansam  ( Phone number removed ) 

  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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UK Registration

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