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Staff Nurse - North London Forensic services

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Chase Farm Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum + outer London HCAS
Salary period
31/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

Are you an experienced Nurse who is looking for a new challenge, a newly qualified/student Nurse looking for an exciting place to start your career? If so, then BEH is the place for you!

We are recruiting into a number of Band 5 Nursing vacancies across the inpatient forensic mental Health wards.

There are excellent training and leadership opportunities for all staff nurses with a structured development program as well as a range of clinical specialist training such as trauma informed care, CBT, motivational interviewing, DBT and QI training. We specifically provide preceptorship programs for all newly qualified nurses, and also run group supervision programs and band-5 development forums for our nurses.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for nurses with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, have the ability to negotiate, problem solve and influence, able to work under pressure while remaining calm and maintaining quality, have a flexible and creative approach to problem solving and are physically fit and able to complete control and restraint (TAMVA/PMCB) & manual handling training and able to carry out physical activities to join our teams of nurses within our inpatient forensic wards. We are encouraging all qualified nurses (experienced and new) to apply. You do not need to possess any forensic nursing experience as training will be provided to all successful candidates.



Working for our organisation

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust are the main providers of specialist Forensic mental health services in North London (North London Forensic services). These include Health and Justice, inpatient (low and medium secure services) wards and community forensic mental health and learning disability services. outstanding.

The Trust is committed to flexible working and wherever possible will endeavor to accommodate requests for specific working patterns taking into account service needs.

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust wishes to encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for any post within the Trust for which they meet the person specification.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional registration RMN
  • First degree, mental health nursing


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a mental health setting (as a student for newly qualified staff)
  • Identify, initiate and manage effective practice in a patient centred way
  • Knowledge of implementing clinical Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge of a full range of therapeutic skills and approaches
  • Knowledge of the principles of diversity to be applied to clinical and workplace practice in relationships with service users, their relatives and carers and colleagues


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the personal and clinical needs of individual service users, their relatives and carers
  • Ability to effectively run the ward as and when necessary
  • Able to participate in effective teamwork
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure yet remain calm


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to take charge of ward and show initiative
  • Display ‘can do attitude and positive attitude to change


Essential criteria
  • Able to complete PMCB training
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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