The Enhanced Care Service is made up of registered mental health nurses and health care assistants. The aim of this team is to provide enhanced observations to patients with Mental Health Problems and Acute Behavioural Disturbances at Newham University Hospital (NUH) both in A& E and on the medical wards.
The post holder will ensure all patients at NUH with mental health needs and Acute Behavioural Disturbancesare assessed and receive an appropriate level of enhanced observations.
The mental health liaison team within Newham University hospital will assess and prescribe the level of observation, which will include an appropriate care plan and risk assessment that fully meets the needs of the patient.
The post holder will be the senior clinician who will oversee the team, ensure the level of observations prescribed is carried out effectively, liaise with the mental health liaison team, Barts Health, Newham Centre for Mental health.
The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating and autonomous with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need, taking into account medical and social factors where required.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be the senior clinician who will oversee the team, ensure the level of observations prescribed is carried out effectively, liaise with the mental health liaison team, Barts Health, Newham Centre for Mental health.About us
The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating and autonomous with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need, taking into account medical and social factors where required.Job descriptionJob responsibilities Ensure that observations are carried out to the agreed level prescribed by the mental health liaison team. Ensure observation staff are briefed about patients history, background, risk factors and specific needs Inform and ensure all members of the ward team are aware which patients are on enhanced level of care alongside the prescribed level of observation Orientate observation staff to the ward, the ward policy for emergency procedures and potential risk in the environment Ensure that periods of observation are viewed as opportunities for therapeutic engagement and relationship building Be familiar with and support implementation of the observation care plan, current risks and individual needs of patient. Report to the mental health liaison team any relevant information to assist the effective review of patients level of observation Ensure the staff providing enhanced care are aware of how to get support should it be needed and have regular breaks *without leaving the patient unattended Ensure observing staff take an active role in engaging positively with the patient, be approachable, listen to the patient and know when self disclosure and the therapeutic use of silence are appropriate Person SpecificationEducation/ Qualification/ TrainingEssential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Current Professional Registration
- ENB998 or equivalent
- Evidence of continual professional development
- Recognised post graduate qualification in a specialist area of adult or older adult mental health
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Substantial post qualification experience in the field of adult and/or older adult
- Previous experience at working at senior level
- Previous experience at working autonomously
- Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team
- Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive
- Experience of supervising staff
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of adults and/or older adults with mental health problems
- Demonstrate an understanding of the expectations, pressures and demands of an acute inner city hospital, wards and registered care homes.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act, 2014 , Human Rights Act 1998
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, expertise and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 16 years and above
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of child and adult protection issues
East London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Newham University Hospital
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.