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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.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust have embarked on a hugely exciting enterprise to build and develop their own Health Based Place of Safety. This will comprise of a stand-alone building with facilities for at least 3 patients to be safely detained and cared for under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

As this is a brand new facility, it will therefore also have a brand new team of staff employed to provide care to patients who are often in a very acute phase of mental illness, requiring urgent care and safe containment

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 5 Nurses to work in this newly formed team. The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new service and will work closely with the Police, AMHP Service and London Ambulance Service. The post holder will provide care for extremely vulnerable patients who are detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The role will include PMVA interventions, quality mental health assessments, facilitating and co-ordinating Mental Health Act Assessments and the sourcing of beds for patients who require admission

This is a very exciting, one off opportunity for the successful applicant to develop their career by being in the vanguard of modern mental health care


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.

Learn more about Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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