Staff Nurse - Whalley Site - Recruitment and Retention Premia

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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A Recruitment & Retention premia has been introduced to attract and retain qualified nurses within the Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division. For nurses working on the Whalley LSU site they will receive a premia of £1200.

We are looking for motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic Registered Nurses with excellent values to support adults with a primary diagnosis of learning disability with additional needs including autism and mental health issues. These posts will be within our Low secure learning disability wards and our individual packages of care based at the Whalley site. You must be a registered learning disability or mental health nurse, possess excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual, flexible, and work well in a team, being adaptable to changing situations. You will need to be able to work calmly and efficiently within a busy and intensive environment dealing with unpredictable situations whilst remaining focused on providing a person-centred approach to care and treatment.

The Trust provides services that offer opportunity for people to progress through pathways to more independent community living.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust and influence the development of new services for people with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. The Trust's services operate within the least restrictive principle and have adopted modern training approaches to 'No Force First' and 'Perfect Care'.

Main duties of the job

The role of the staff nurse within the Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division is to assess the individual total care needs of patients in order to provide a high standard of nursing care in secure environments.

The staff nurse will review and assess the effectiveness of individual care plans and implement revised care plans whilst working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. They will supervise the work of Nursing Assistants as required during each shift to ensure that standards of clinical practice are maintained (in their own work and in the work of anyone they are required to clinically supervise).

The staff nurse will provide support to the patient grouping in order to ensure that views, values, rights and welfare are protected and will operate in a role that is primarily therapeutic in nature, developing effective therapeutic relationships with patients.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of role requirements and the main responsibilities please see attached Job Description & Personal Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse, registered on the NMC register.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Teaching & assessing / mentorship qualification
  • Educational development courses in mental health
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge, understanding and use of the Care Programme Approach (CPA).Promotes people's equality, diversity and rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act legislation
  • Knowledge of Service Governance
  • Commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of therapeutic boundaries
  • Supervising others
  • Post qualification experience
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to carry out Personal Safety Training

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