Staff Nurse

Main area
37.5 hours per week, rota and shift work
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Trustwide Staff Nurse
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
27/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


The supporting statement must start with you giving "Three reasons to shortlist me". If this is not done your application will not be reviewed.

Please note this is Trust Wide position, wards will be allocated according to service needs.

We want to recruit high calibre nursing staff who can deliver quality care encompassing the principles of Person Centred Planning and enable our patients to live the life that they would choose for themselves. Creativity and flexibility in your approach are essential as is the commitment to teamwork.

You should be able to actively participate in both the assessment and care plan process, defining care needs and ensuring care is individualised and truly meets the needs of the service user and includes physical healthcare needs. We are looking for nurses for all our inpatient services including adults, child and adolescent, older adults and forensic services.

Only Mental Health nurses will be short listed. If appointed you will need to undertake the PMVA training, please ensure you have read the course contents.

If shortlisted, please be advised that the interview is a group of candidates together. The interviewers may decide to have some questions as one to one, this will be on the same day.

If you have attended a selection day in the past 3 months and were not successful please do not submit another application within 3 months


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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