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At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Compassionate and creative Band 5 Nurses required to join our acute mental health Treatment, Assessment wards, based at Highgate Mental Health Centre and St Pancras.

You will have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families. We are looking for a professional, ambitious & confident Registered Mental Health. A rewarding role with excellent career prospects. The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, energetic Registered Mental Health Nurse.

You will possess excellent communication and report writing skills and be keen to develop professionally in this role. You will be able to work flexible shifts including internal rotation.

We are looking for friendly, approachable nurses able to balance the need to maintain effective security while building a therapeutic alliance with patients and at the same time deliver high quality of care.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team but receive appropriate support and guidance from a senior member of staff. You will have responsibility for the assessment, implementation and evaluation of care to an allocated number of patients within a primary nurse system.

The Trust believes our employees are the driving force of our services, offering high quality care to our service users while continually looking for ways to further enhance services. With services situated throughout Camden and Islington our multidisciplinary teams assess and treat the most vulnerable members of the communities we serve. Working in the thick of it our employees possess a "can do attitude”, meeting the challenges of this specialist branch of health care with positivity and professionalism.

If you want to work in the heart of London; want to challenge yourself and possess the drive to deliver high quality care; excellent communication skills, the ability to pay attention to detail and a positive and proactive approach we want to hear from you.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust provides a fantastic place to work for nurses looking for an exciting new experience and a great place to further develop your nursing career.

We believe passionately in supporting the professional development of our staff, with specialist preceptorship programmes for newly qualified staff and an extensive range of development pathways for more experienced staff.

Our catchment area covers a hugely diverse and multi-cultural population, to whom we offer a range of innovative mental health services, providing staff with the opportunity to learn, work in new ways and meet a different range of challenges.

Work with us and you will be working for a Trust who values and supports you and is committed to your continuing professional development. As a member of our team you will receive:

•A supportive working environment

•Opportunities for personal and professional development

•A clear pathway for career progression

•The opportunity to work flexibly

•Childcare Vouchers and access to discounted play schemes

We are proud to be rated as 4th best mental health trust in the country by service users, listed in the HSJ Top 100 NHS Employers again this year. We understand the importance that accomplished, driven and compassionate Nurses make to the lives of our service users. The people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our service users. We are committed to listening to our staff and ensuring that we invest in them, with elite training programs and career development pathways that will drive you to be the best Nurse that you could possibly be and reach your true potential. And to deliver this we hold regular supervisions with our staff, host coaching and development sessions and have trained dedicated mentors available to all of you.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.  We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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