The Rosa Burden Centre is a 12 bedded neuropsychiatric unit. The ward runs a multidisciplinary inpatient programme combining the skills of Neuropsychiatric and Neurology doctors, Registered Nurses (RGN), Mental Health Nurses (RMN), Learning Disability Nurses (RNLD), Health Care Assistants (HCA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Physiotherapists (PT).
We care for patients with different and complex conditions such as epilepsy, non-epileptic attack disorder (NEAD), Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), mental health illnesses such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD. We also care for patients with sleep disorders and Parkinson's Disease.
We also occasionally look after pre and post op patients and medically fit patients from within the NMSK division who are awaiting social care. These patients can be admitted from home, as emergency from clinics or as transfers from other wards.
We currently have opportunities available for:
Main duties of the job
- Experienced RMN/RNLD Nurses with current NMC Registration
- Newly Qualified and Newly Qualifying Nurses, ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting.
Working within our department, your main duties will include:
- Organising and participating in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care.
- Taking responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision, in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies.
- Contributing towards the health promotion for all patients by provided education, support and advice as necessary, ensuring referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.
- In the absence of senior staff, taking responsibility for the delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, healthcare support workers and students.
- Where relevant, be responsible and assist in the co-ordination of discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team.
- Taking personal responsibility for treating all patients with courtesy, respecting their individual needs and maintaining confidentiality at all times.
- Ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues.
- Taking part in the delivery of therapy sessions
North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.
Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow). For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please emailNursing@nbt.nhs.ukfor more information.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For a full overview of the Job Description, please refer to the PDF Job Description attached as an additional document to this advert.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care.
- Take regular responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies.
- To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patients condition or situation.
- Responsible for taking charge of the ward/department on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.
- Take personal responsibility as a team leader for the delivery of care of patients in a defined area.
- To contribute towards health promotion for all patients by providing education, support and advice, as necessary Ensure referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.
- Ensure the safe ordering, administration and custody of patients medication according to Trust policies and procedures.
- In the absence of senior staff be responsible for delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, health care assistants and students
- Where relevant to be responsible for and assist in co-ordinating discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team
- Where relevant, responsible for the admission, assessment and preparation of patients undergoing treatment or investigations.
- Escort patients to other wards or departments as required.
- To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times.
- Liaise effectively with other disciplines or departments as appropriate.
- To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation.
- To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy.
- To be responsible for ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues.
- Ensure the readiness for use of special equipment and the availability of nursing supplies in conjunction with the senior ward nurses.
- Ensure the safe custody of patients valuables and property according to Trust policies.
- Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure.
- Be responsible for reporting and documenting any broken or damaged equipment according to Trust policy.
- To have detailed knowledge of Manual handling regulations particularly with regards to the moving and handling of patients.
- To be responsible for ensuring that assessment of patients manual handling needs are carried out and ensure junior staff and students follow these requirements in the course of care delivery.
- Ensure safe storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health in accordance with Trust policy. Ensure availability of facilities for disposal of sharps, toxic/cytoxic waste in accordance with trust policy.
- In support of senior staff or ward manager assist with monitoring and report to ensure stock levels are maintained and that the correct quantities are in supply.
- Monitor the use of supplies by junior staff to promote efficient use of all supplies.
- To be aware of the directorate bleep holding function.
- To have an awareness of the requirements for staffing the ward or department.
- Undertake aspects of ward administration as agreed by the ward /department manage.
- Report reliably any episodes of sickness for self or that are reported to you to the Registered nurse in charge to enable skill mix to be maintained.
- RMN / RNLD nurse with current NMC registration or newly qualified RMN / RNLD
- Ideally has a good sound knowledge of the mental health act and experienced in co-ordinating a mental health act assessment
- Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ideally, demonstrates evidence of good sound de-escalation skills when managing challenging behavior
- Ideally, currently working in a hospital setting, as a Qualified Mental health Nurse
- Sound knowledge of Trust Policies & practices including manual handling, health & safety and infection control
North Bristol NHS TrustAddress
The Rosa Burden Centre, Southmead Hospital
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