Staff Nurse

Job details
Posting date: 24 October 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 - £30,615 pa plus HCAS
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 04 December 2020
Location: Askew Ward (LS PICU), London, W6 8NF
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 222-LS-AMHS-34

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Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit

Registered Mental Health Nurse Band 5: Askew Ward

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a new challenge?

We are looking to recruit an experienced mental health nurse who is enthusiastic and caring to join the team at Askew Ward, PICU ward in Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit.

West London NHS Trust supports 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits, including:

o Relocation packages of up to £8000 for staff relocating 40 miles or more

o Car scheme

o Childcare vouchers

o Cycle2Work Scheme

o Excellent opportunities to work in the Trust’s internal Nurse Bank

o This post attracts a 20% High Cost Area pay supplement.

PICU is a dynamic, cutting edge clinical area which offers a wealth of development opportunities for the right candidate. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in the Trust’s Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) programme to graduate as a QSIR practitioner and be given the opportunity to lead Quality Improvement projects as a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Working with this client group can be challenging and requires a clinician who is able to employ reflection and can frame their understanding using an evidence base to enhance their own and the wider team’s knowledge and skills.

You will receive monthly supervision to support your development and practice from the Ward Manager, alongside guidance from the unit’s Matron. You will gain experience of managing and coordinating a diverse team and an understanding of how the key performance indicators interact with the provision of care on the ward. This is an opportunity for you to broaden your skills in regards to operational policy and enhancing your professional experience.

Askew Ward offers a robust package of support for nursing staff. This includes weekly reflective practice facilitated by a Highly Specialised Psychotherapist, regular opportunities for training, and daily ‘Safety Huddles’ with the Ward Manager and Consultant present. The ward has a dedicated occupational therapist, an activities coordinator, a social worker and a motivated, energetic nursing team.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

The Diversity and Equality policy of West London NHS Trust is designed to promote an environment that is inclusive to all individuals regardless of background and is intolerant of practices which may result in the exclusion of any group. The Trust recognises the importance of valuing individuals; acknowledging that, certain groups in society still experience discrimination and disadvantage on the basis of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender re-assignment, maternity/pregnancy status, married/civil partnership status, religion/spirituality or sexuality and/ or practices that breach the Human Rights Act.

This post is subject to rotation within the unit.


Hammersmith is served by a good road, rail, and tube transport network and is located outside the extended congestion zone. There are easy routes that bypass the congestion zone for those travelling from the south and south east of London. These transport links make our team base readily accessible from all over Greater London and neighbouring counties.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Please contact the Ward Manager Selina John for an informal chat about the role on 0207 386 1293.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSelina JohnJob titleWard ManagerTelephone number0207 386 1293.Additional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff
At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease. The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

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