Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.
We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.
Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated staffing team of the Health-based Place of Safety within Enfield Mental Health services as the centralized service for BEHMHT. The service is primarily aimed at providing a service provision of a designated Place of Safety for those detained for assessment by the police under Section 136 and AMHP services under Section 135(1) of the MHA. We are looking to recruit Band 5 nurses for this service, which is developing care provision in line with the Pan London Section 136 pathway. The post holders will be required to support holistic care to service users during their assessment in a professional, safe and effective manner.
The registered nurses within the team will also be responsible for working with the systems and processes for effective operation of the service, ensuring quality care with the achievement of maintaining a Place of Safety. The successful candidates must display a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgment and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with service users, their relatives, the police, colleagues and visitors. They must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organize their own work in meeting deadlines in order for the smooth running of the service.
All team members expected to be engaged in an ongoing conversation about quality improvement, patient safety and innovation that we believe will help us to sustain our focus on the highest standards of care for all patients and those who use our services.
Whilst this post is for Band 5 nurses, due to the nature of this service, this is not suitable for newly qualified nurses who have not yet completed their preceptorship.
Please see Job description / Person Specification for further details.
Interview date: TBC
For further details / informal visits contact:
Sam Khodabocus Place of safety Team Leader
020 8702 4311
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.