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Website CapitalNurse, London

If you want live and work in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, we have some exciting news! We are now accepting applications from Learning Disabilty Nurses to join the CapitalNurse workforce in London.

CapitalNurse represents 18 of the biggest NHS Trusts operating across the city and its suburbs, to ensure that London has the right number of nurses with the right skills, working to deliver excellent nursing care, wherever it is needed.

They also make sure that all CapitalNurses enjoy the same great benefits package and are given the same excellent training and development opportunities, regardless of which Trust they are employed by.

Apply now and join a world-class team of compassionate, motivated nurses working throughout the UK’s capital city – and boost both your career and social life at the same time!

Being part of the CapitalNurse team means that you would benefit from salary supplements or High Cost Area Supplements (HCAS) which are paid to NHS nurses working in inner and outer London and the fringe zones. For more information about HCAS click here.

CapitalNurse offers:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £25,655 gross per annum  (Pre OSCE salary: £21,777).
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%,
  • Mixed shift pattern days, nights and weekends, 37.5h per week, 3 x 12.5h shifts,
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available,
  • English language exam fee (up to £214) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • CBT exam fee (£83) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • OSCE exam fee (£794)* – sponsored in advance,
  • NMC registration fee (£153),
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and Immigration Skills Charge (not IHS) (£3,199) – Employer’s cost,
  • Skilled Worker Visa fee for the candidate only – sponsored in advance,
  • 1 month of free accommodation,
  • Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £800 (costs over and above this amount to be met by the candidate),
  • £500 cash advance in salary*,
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Excellent professional development opportunities,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.

* Please note that some of the relocation fees paid by CapitalNurse will gently be repaid monthly by the candidate during the first 12 months through their salary. These fees include: OSCE exam (£794), £500 cash advance in salary and the Ocupational Health IGRA charge (£70).

Formal training:

Upon arrival in the UK, you will undertake a comprehensive OSCE training course as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration process, culminating in an exam. It is essential that you pass the exam (you will have a maximum of 3 attempts) in order to qualify as an NME-registered nurse. Once this has happened, you will attend the standard NHS induction course and, following this, be given further support and mentoring within your ward or area of specialty.

Informal training:

At NEU Professionals, we don’t just match you with a job; we support you before, during and after the recruitment process, helping with everything from interview preparation to adapting to a new country. This approach and the extraordinary 100% retention rates it results in – are what make us unique!

Job Description:

The post holder will deliver high quality, safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) Code.
The role includes leading the delivery of a comprehensive Patient/Service user nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person centred care in a collaborative way, of both their mental and physical healthcare needs, maintaining the patients/service users rights; supervising junior staff and students , working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team( MDT) and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records keeping.

To provide specialist assessment, treatment and interventions, including rehabilitation to people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health problems, Complex and or challenging behaviour.
To provide clinical leadership to junior staff, and support with Positive Behavioural care planning. To support the management team in delivering an effective and efficient service within available resources.

Requirements:

  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse (minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice).
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements. *IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED NURSE WITH EXPERIENCE IN LEARNING DISABILITY BUT DO NOT HAVE AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE PLEASE CLICK HERE. Places now available for SELF Pathway sponsored English language training to help you fast track your career in mental health nursing in London!
  • Minimum 1 year of working experience in acute hospital or community setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered).

* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical

  1. To act as named nurse/care co-ordinator to appointed service users
  2. Assist in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care and be capable of carrying out all relevant care needs.
  3. To delegate and monitor support workers tasks undertaken at your direction.
  4. Participate in the delivery of holistic patient care by developing effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  5. Educate patients and carers and give telephone advice to discharged patients, as required.
  6. To ensure that support workers receive skill training from both yourself and other agencies, which are commensurate with both the grade at which they operate, and the work expected of them
  7. To ensure that the care plans reflect accurately the direction given by the clinical team.
  8. To be able to give account of the effectiveness of care plans at clinical and multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  9. To ensure that the Mental Health Act is administered accurately in respect of detained patients. This includes arranging MHA83 Section 117/CPA meetings as required.
  10. To be responsible for own professional clinical management updating needs and advising unit manager accordingly.
  11. Support the supervision, teaching, assessment and mentorship of new and junior trained staff and students.
  12. Ensure that patient confidentiality is always maintained in accordance with trust policy and national guidelines
  13. Ensure that nursing documentation related to patient care is in accordance with the ‘NMC Standards for records and record keeping’ requirements, and the legal and ethical framework e.g. data protection, confidentiality
  14. To ensure that both the NMC guidelines and local procedures in respect of drugs and other substances which may be noxious or harmful to health are adhered to.
  15. To ensure that the Patients’ Charter and Valuing People are adhered to
  16. To undertake full training in Physical Intervention (General Services Association) techniques and maintain such skills through regular practice sessions and refresher updating courses
  17. To be able to use Physical Interventions within the agreed policy and as laid down in the care plan following appropriate assessment

Leadership/Management

  1. Provide support and leadership to junior registered nurses students, Apprentice nursing associate, health care support workers and colleagues from other disciplines
  2. Take charge of the ward / department / team and other designated areas as required in line with Trust policy. Deploying staff according to competencies and workload to meet patient needs.
  3. To operate as senior nurse and shift leader in the absence of a nurse of higher grade
  4. To offer flexibility of working arrangements, including taking responsibility as senior nurse at night on a rotational basis.
  5. To assist unit managers and deputies in personnel functions as directed.
  6. To ensure good communications as maintained within the units
  7. To take part in performance reviews and mentoring in respect of both self and support workers
  8. Contribute to a clean, tidy, and safe working environment undertaking risk assessments where appropriate for patients, staff and visitors
  9. Maintain equipment including competence to use equipment, how to clean equipment and how to obtain parts and repair services
  10. To support the Senior Nurse in charge to manage and co-ordinate the wards activities. Including regular staff meetings.

Governance

  1. To ensure compliance of policies within the ward/team
  2. Utilise escalation policies as when required
  3. Have a robust understanding of his/her responsibilities within policies pertaining to major incidents, fire, cardiac arrests and PMVA.
  4. Adhere to all Trust policies and Health and Safety, as applicable.
  5. Carry out procedures within the Trust policies and ensure that these are adhered to
  6. Reflect on clinical incidents and participate in the development and implementation of strategies to improve practice and Attend if relevant to their care delivery

Education and Training/Self-Development

  1. Participate in an annual individual performance review process where objectives will be agreed, performance monitored, and personal development needs discussed.
  2. Act responsibly in respect of colleague’s health, safety and welfare following safe work practices and complying with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policies.
  3. Participate in the education of all staff trained and untrained and ensure both formal and informal education is sustained and relevant to clinical practice
  4. Participate in staff induction and orientation to the ward, acting as a Preceptorship where required
  5. Identify own training and development needs and undertake appropriate training/education
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