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Registered Mental Health Nurse, Lishman Unit

Job Description

The Lishman ward is commissioned by NHS England to deliver specialist neuropsychiatry services to provide assessment, investigation and treatment for patients with: a neurological disorder, a mental illness or other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Neuropsychiatry services work closely with other neuroscience and mental health services. Neuropsychiatry services see patients with conditions such as movement disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders including inherited metabolic disorders, epilepsy, sleep disorders, Korsakoff syndrome, acquired brain injury for example from head injury, cerebral tumours, hypoxia or a cerebrovascular accident and young onset dementia including Huntington’s disease.

Patients will have planned admissions because of cognitive, behavioural or psychiatric symptoms. Other patients agreed to admission because of neurologically unexplained symptoms or altered states of conscious level or mental symptoms of uncertain aetiology.

We are looking to appoint compassionate creative staff nurses who are committed to making a difference to patients lives. We welcome applications from qualified RMNs, RNLDs or newly qualified students.

You should be able to actively participate in both the MDT assessment and develop care plans which include physical health care needs and the mental health needs of the patient. Ensuring care is individualised and truly meets the needs of the service user. You will need to be able to form therapeutic, meaningful relationships with service users, and ensure they are actively involved in both the planning and delivery of their care.

You will be responsible for leading shifts, managing complex situations, supervising HCAs and students and working on quality improvement initiatives within the clinical environments.

You will show a deep sense of vocation, an ability to empathise and understand how your attitude and behaviour will impact on others, and have the ability to work with a patient group that may often find it difficult to express their needs and may require a high level of assistance with their self-care needs.

If you think you can demonstrate the above skills, please get in contact with us and arrange a visit to discuss this role

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:

Suzanne Roche on  ( Phone number removed )  or Glenda Boutell 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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