Staff Nurse Band 5


Main area
Mental Health
Full Time 37.5 per week
Job ref
TH Adult Mental Health Roman Ward
Tower Hamlets Centre For Mental Health, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road
£26,554 to £34,495 pa HCA Inc.
22/07/2018 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.


We currently have a vacancy at Band 5 level, and we are looking for experienced individual who wish to develop their career pathway and build upon existing skills and experiences.

Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health provides inpatient adult mental health services to this historic Borough of London which is one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. As well as comprising the grandeur of Canary Wharf, the Borough also has some of the highest levels of social deprivation and inequality in the UK.

The inpatient unit, based at Mile End Hospital, is one of the best in the country, with an excellent reputation for clinical leadership and excellence. There are exciting permanent opportunities for an experienced or newly qualified nurses to join the team in both Acute and PICU wards.
 You will be a highly motivated and dynamic individual who is able to establish and maintain systems that deliver high quality care and treatment, including physical care, evidenced by effective documentation and statutory compliance, and that support and inspire staff through formal and informal supervision and coaching and reflective practice.
You will lead on the promotion of a therapeutic environment on the ward, ensuring that there is meaningful engagement and one to one time spent with patients, groups and daytime activities. You will manage effective lines of communication with members of the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies, working with the consultant team, Matron and the Ward Manager 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.

You will need to be highly resilient and resourceful, able to problem-solve and think on your feet, experienced in recognising the signs of stress in self and others, and in teams and organisations, taking appropriate action to manage problems, keeping yourself and the team and the wider organisation effective and focused at all times, with the patient and the staff experience at the centre of everything you do.

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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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Clayton Walrond, telephone 07508034948, email

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