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Registered Mental Health Nurse, Child and Adolescent

Job Description

We are looking to recruit passionate mental health nurses to our Acorn Lodge, Bethlem Adolescent Unit and Snowsfield Adolescent inpatient wards to support adolescents and children across our services in the South East and London.

SLaM has the largest and most specialised CAMHS services in the country and are on the forefront of personalised support for young people and children. We want to hire nurses who have a real understanding for the needs of the CAMHS group who can bring innovation and change to our services. We see these services as a genuine specialism and are offering the opportunity to be part of it.

As part of our strong teams, you'll have the scope to share ideas and follow them through into innovative practice. Recent inspiring projects here include evening family support groups, gardening projects, community access and bespoke recovery and support plans. Factor in the therapeutic time youll be able to spend engaging with young people and their families, and you have the makings of a level of personal and professional development that is very special indeed.

Service users and their families will engage with you on a daily basis and are looking to be treated with respect and dignity. We want our nurses to be fully integrated in the mental health and wellbeing of everyone they work with and feel comfortable communicating with different stakeholders.

We give you the opportunity to become a specialist in CAMHS and be involved in cutting edge care and support. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities as well as the chance to be involved in research from Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). We want to support you in your career and give you options to progress. Our preceptorship and mentoring schemes mean you will be partnered with like-minded individuals who will be dedicated to your development.

You must be a qualified RMN or LD Nurse or in the final year of your RMN/LD course. Its 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.

Please state in your application in your supporting statement whether you would want to work in Beckenham or Southwark. Please note that each location attracts a different London weighting payment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to an Assessment Centre on the 4th November at the ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, Maudsley Hospital.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Amanda Broughton on  ( 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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