The hospital consists of two older adult inpatient wards. Linden ward specialises in the treatment and care of people with dementia while Cedars ward supports the recovery of patients with various mental health needs who require inpatient support. A person centred approach to all care planning, interactions and activities is advocated throughout the hospital.
You will be joining a friendly and supportive team who take great pride in the quality of the care that they provide to their local community. You will either be a newly qualified or experienced UK registered staff nurse willing to learn and develop your skills within older adult inpatient care.
Main duties of the job
- Care planning and evaluation in collaboration with the patient and/or their carers and working in a named nurse capacity.
- Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Flexibility and problem solving.
- Developing meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients and/or their carers as part of the named nurse role.
- Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team while also using own initiative when necessary.
- Working in the role of Nurse in Charge of shifts; delegating and coordinating shifts.
At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.
The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.
This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Participate in clinical and managerial supervision.
- Willingness to develop skills, knowledge and understanding.
- Understand legislation, guidelines and recommendations around older adults mental health.
- Work together with patients and/or their carers in a least restrictive way and understand the principles of best interest.
- Ability to effectively assess risk and ways to mitigate risk within an inpatient environment.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- Current legislation and best practice relating to older adults
- Ability to work within a team; effective communication
- Further learning and development
- Experiencing of working in mental health
- Experience of working with older adults
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