Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
NEW Crystal Ward
Newham Centre for Mental Health, Cherry Tree Way, Glen Rd, London
£25,681 to £33,058 pa HCA Inc.
21/01/2018 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.


Newham is the most ethnically diverse area of London with the highest proportion of young people of any London borough. Home of the Olympic Park, Newham is a vibrant place to work and live, but with considerable social deprivation. Newham Centre for Mental Health provides care and treatment to adults with serious mental health problems across 7 inpatient wards, and is also the location of the Coborn Unit, a specialist provider of child and adolescent mental health care, and the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development. Our ambition is to be a centre of excellence for recovery-focused care. We are rated as Outstanding by the CQC and all our wards are rated as Excellent by AIMS.

 We have vacancies on our adult wards for Staff Nurses (Band 5). As Staff Nurse attached to a ward your role will be to provide holistic nursing care to patients from admission to discharge and to work with the ward management to innovate and inspire change and excellence across all aspects of the care environment. You will be a role model to unregistered nursing staff and able to demonstrate care and compassion in all that you do.

You might be a newly qualified nurse or a more experienced practitioner. You will be a motivated clinician who is able to communicate and demonstrate therapeutic interventions with adults who are experiencing acute mental health problems, with knowledge of the physical health issues related to this patient group, reflected in good documentation and the ability to evidence care.

Your focus will be on the recovery of patients and improving the patient experience. We offer an excellent preceptorship programme to newly qualified nurses. Supervision and support is offered to all staff.

You will develop effective lines of communication with members of the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies, working with ward management and the consultant teams to effectively manage bed occupancy and discharge planning, and maintain task-focus, effective team work and group cohesion in the context of, at times, a highly unpredictable working day.

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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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Paul McLaughlin, telephone 0207540 6770, email

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0207 655 4127