Mortimer Ward is a 21bedded acute in patient ward for adults with serious mental health problems, requiring inpatient care and treatment. Patients requiring admission may also have complex physical co morbidities and applicants should have an interest in both mental and physical health care delivery. Patients admitted can either be in formal or detained under the Mental Health Act and require a holistic care approach to work towards their Recovery.
The ward has a multi-disciplinary team approach to deliver holistic care, including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, activity support workers , Psychiatric Consultants and junior doctors. You will also work alongside colleagues in the Crisis Team and Adult Social Care. Mortimer Ward also welcomes and supports student nurses as part of our team.
Mortimer Ward operates a rotational shift pattern system over a 24 hours / seven day period. . The day shift starts at 07.30hrs till 20.00hrs and the night shift at 19.30hrs till 08.00 hrs. The post is full time but part time hours would be considered.Main duties of the job
- Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.
- Acting as named nurse to a group of patients under the direction / supervision of the person identified with continuing responsibility.
- Participating in therapeutic group work programmes.
- Taking charge of the ward in the absence of the ward manager and deputy ward manager.
- You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and contributing to the formulation of the person's needs and the development of a relevant plan based upon the person's negotiated goals and relevant evidence based interventions.
- You will, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, provide nursing interventions to support the person to meet their agreed goals and coordinate and/ or participate in the review of progress towards those goals, utilising recommended outcome measures, involving the service user and any identified carer throughout the clinical journey.
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.
We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.
We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.
We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.
At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.
We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
As a service, we provide inpatient facilities for working age adults with acute mental health problems and we are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to work within our acute service who are committed to providing high quality care and treatment to our patients. Working in an acute environment can be challenging, but with the right team, positive attitude and resilience we are rising to the challenge and reaping the reward of being able to support people during their most difficult times.
With you in our team, we will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patients experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.
Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.
It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities. For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
- Registered on the NMC register
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Attended control and restraint course within the last 12 months
- CPR course
- Teaching and assessing qualification
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Ability to work flexibly to cover a 24 hour/365 day service.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
- Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
- Able to manage difficult situations
- Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions
- Able to maintain clear and legible documentation
- Where the post holder is on or above the 2nd KSF gateway they will support the Clinical Coordinator role, as described as exceptional circumstances in the job description
- Promoting peoples equality, diversity and rights
- Ensuring actions contribute to quality
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of formulating assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting people within an inpatient setting
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS TrustAddress
Mortimer Ward, Stonebow Unit
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