The Wandsworth Community Learning Disability Healthcare Team (Mental Health and Challenging Behaviour Pathway) is seeking to recruit a Band 6 Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities,/ Mental Health Nurse with experience in Learning Disabilities. to provide specialist input for Adults with a Learning Disability and Mental Health and/or Challenging Needs.Main duties of the job
The post offers the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency setting hold a caseload as well as work independently. You must have good organisational skills, be able to provide expertise in planning of care and assessing/managing risk within a care programme approach framework.
The post holder must hold a Degree as a Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities/Mental Health Nursing.About us
We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.
This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.
We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.
We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.
Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their socialcontext, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.
Demonstrating an enhanced understanding of Mental Health signs and symptoms and an understanding of how these may present in practice including recognition of impact on patient presentation and behaviour including risk factors. Supporting and teaching junior staff to develop understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and develop appropriate responses to these in practice.
Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies and training. Leading and coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in the management of difficult situations and de-escalation anddeveloping resilience and strategies to manage, including on leading staff and patient de-briefing sessions.
Demonstrating a depth of knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and other legislation applicable to the practice area and how they are implemented in practice ensuring adherence to legislation at all times. Teaching junior staff to understand the legal frameworks that support their practice.
Contributing to an effective communication process with appropriate and accurate information to patients, carers, family, friends and colleagues. Engaging and listening carefully and actively, and responding using appropriatelanguage and accessible communication methods and skills. Developing communication skills to enable and support difficult conversations, acknowledging cultural differences and professional boundaries.Person SpecificationExperience and KnowledgeEssential
- Experience of researchbased/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
- Significant relevant clinical experience
- Experience as a preceptor / mentor
- Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
Education and QualificationEssential
- Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
- Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
- Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
Desirable Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
- Mentorship qualification
- Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
- Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
- Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
- Teaching ability
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framewor
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS TrustAddress
Balham Health Centre
120 Bedford Hill
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