Senior Nurse Practitioner - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Wotton Lawn is an 88 bed Acute Mental Health Hospital situated in the centre of the historic city of Gloucester and provides inpatient services to the population of Gloucestershire. It offers a vital service to the citizens of Gloucestershire in supporting and rehabilitating those suffering from mild to severe mental health problems. All wards are serviced by an enthusiastic, multi-professional team of people, including Doctors, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Therapists who are supported by Ward Secretaries and Hotel Services Staff. At GHC NHS Trust we pride ourselves on providing care and support to those experiencing mental health and learning disabilities in order to support them through their recovery.

Greyfriars PICU is a ten bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit which provides care for those people who require a period of increased supervision and intensive input as a result of acute mental health problems.

Main duties of the job

The role will have a specific focus on supporting the Unit Manager and developing/maintaining clinical standards for the service.

The successful candidate will require significant experience in a Psychiatric Intensive Care, Acute Inpatient Nursing and or Crisis Home Treatment. You will be able to demonstrate a capacity for clinical excellence and developing the role with a view to enhancing services to the unit and other countywide services.

The post requires working shifts across the seven-day period including weekends and nights. The successful candidate will also be part of the Band 6 Clinical lead rota for Wotton Lawn Hospital.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work with and lead our team in continuing to move our acute services forward in line with National Minimum Standards.

Flexible' working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post, will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust's 'Two Ticks Pledge' on disability.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received if this is before the closing date.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a 'Veteran Aware Trust', evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled 'Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance'.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent in Mental Health Nursing
  • Management of risk training (within last 3 months)
  • Formal Teaching and Assessing Course (completed or commencement date known)
  • Management of Violence & Aggression (within 3 months)
  • Supervision skills (Clinical)
  • Significant experience in an acute in-patient setting Managing 'emergencies within an in-patient setting & PICU
  • Completion of the Trust's Preceptorship Programme.
  • Teaching and presentation experience
  • Crisis Home Treatment experience
  • Knowledge & ability to apply risk management/taking procedures
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including medication
  • Awareness & understanding of contemporary development in mental health care
  • Medical Emergency Response Team (equivalent to Immediate Life Support standards)
  • Excellent skills in relation to the clinical management of In-patients
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the MHA, MCA & other legal aspects of mental health care
  • Excellent knowledge of PICU assessment criteria and completion of relevant referral training programme
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of treatment, exercise techniques and sporting activities
  • Knowledge of a variety of general physical health conditions and their effects on the individuals' capacity to participate in exercise.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation skills as appropriate for this field (within 3 months)
  • Basic level of computer competence, eg e-mail, word processing.
  • Knowledge of functional and organic mental health conditions and how these impact on the individuals' physical health and capability to participate in exercise, plus their impact on other forms of treatment.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and specialist precautions during everyday activities (within 3 months)
  • European Computer Driving Licence
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues relating to materials and equipment, including issues concerning provision of equipment etc., to patients.
  • Working Knowledge of Trust and Care Group Clinical Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
  • Awareness and understanding of NICE guidelines (and other national guidelines) relating to working age adult mental health.
  • Awareness of Health and Well-being recommendations.
  • Experience of using EPMA medication administration
  • Ability to problem solve in often difficult situations.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of patients, carers and professionals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to be self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Flexible, adaptable and approachable
  • Caring and understanding approach to working with patients and carers
  • Ability to be firm, as appropriate, when dealing with patients
  • To be able to act in a professional and appropriate manner at all times
  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA)/ Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
  • Ability to solve complex problems when working with individuals or groups whilst controlling external factors, e.g. environment and other group members.
  • Ability to disseminate knowledge, skills and present complex information in a presentation/teaching setting including lecturing and conference presentation.
  • Commitment to developing PICU services and collaborating with changing community services
  • Ability to undertake some weekend and evening working as required.
  • Able to attend and participate in all mandatory and statutory training events
  • Full driving licence with use of own transport for business purposes

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