An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 RMN's on the East London Mother & Baby Unit.
Applicants for this position will need to be a trained mental health nurse looking for a new challenge or their first nursing post who has an interest in Perinatal Mental Health.
The East London Mother and Baby unit is a 12 bedded unit based within the City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health.
This family-centred specialist Mother and Baby Unit cares for people who experience severe mental health difficulties during the later stages of pregnancy and following the birth. The mothers are either experiencing mental health problems ante-natally or up to one year post-natally and require direct support in ensuring care of the infant is upheld whilst supporting the mother through their own recovery.
The ward team consists of registered mental health nurses, nursery nurses, social therapists and a life skills recovery worker. This work is further enhanced in therapy by a psychologist, occupational therapist, parent-infant psychotherapist, art therapist and dance movement therapist.
The unit prides itself on being able to offer a varied multidisciplinary approach to care and as such the post holder will be responsible for ensuring this is reflected in the work that is undertaken. The unit is committed to ongoing development in practice and standards of care and would welcome applicants who are forward thinking and willing to make a difference.Main duties of the job
To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.
To manage and organise work as required.
Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.
Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.
Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.About us
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.Person SpecificationEducation/ Qualification/ TrainingEssential
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Working with people with mental health problems
- Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
- Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
- Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
- Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
- Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
- NMC Code of Conduct
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Current Developments in nursing
- Awareness of supervision and reflective practices
East London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
City & Hackney MH Trust Mother & Baby Unit
City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health,
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