Band 5 Staff Nurse - Eating Disorders, Blackberry Hill Hospital

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 5 RMN/LD Nurse to join the STEPS Eating Disorders Inpatient Team on our 10 bedded standalone unit at Acer Unit, Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.

STEPs Specialist Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit is an AIMS Accredited ward which specialises in providing outstanding care for service users with eating disorders.

The unit has also been awarded Team of the year in 2017 and 2021

We are looking for a Band 5 RMN/LD nurse that has some knowledge of working as a Band 5 RMN/LD Nurse or a newly qualified nurse. It is desirable that you are enthusiastic and motivated to work with eating disorders. You should be able to demonstrate effective shift coordination and organisational skills in a clinical area, providing support clear clinical leadership to Health care assistants working on the ward. You will need to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies.

You will have an opportunity to take responsibility for specific duties within the ward, such as key-working and clinical management of service user needs, as well as maintaining expected service delivery standards.

Support will be through the brilliant supervision structures we have in place, we also have excellent reflective practice for staff.

For further information please contact Julie Stott, Ward manager 01173784413

Main duties of the job

To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high qualityevidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations forpatients is provided. This will include:o Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare careplans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing careo Implementation of care and rehabilitation programmeo Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with userso Ability to implement research-based practiceo Following successful completion of preceptorship, ability to supervise junior andunqualified staffo Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMCStandards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.o Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies forindividual clients; ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.o Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental HealthLegislationo Ensure the ordering storage, administration and disposal of medication complies withrelevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users, in accordance with up-to-date evidence-based professional practice and AWP policies.

Key Result Areas1. Clinical Practice ManagementTo carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided.2 Teaching, Education & Health PromotionTo use own skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentoring opportunities for staff within designated areas and promote positive attitudes towards mental health.3 Continuing Professional Development4. Finance and WorkforceTo make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models ensuring provision of best care possible. Follow Trust and Service Policies in regard to the security of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public.5 Record Keeping and AdministrationTo maintain standards of record keeping and associated administration in accordance with AWP Trust Policy and local joint arrangements and professional guidelines. 6 Evidence-Based Nursing, Practice Development & Clinical Audit To contribute to practice development activity and evidence-based mental health nursing.

Person Specification Essestial Essential
  • Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
  • Able to develop an excellent therapeutic relationship; function as named nurse undertaking all aspects of the nursing process in order to provide best possible patient care
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently with other members of the team
  • Effective report writing to provide clear relevant information for ward rounds, case Conferences, MHA tribunals etc..
  • Able to demonstrate experience of effective risk assessment and management
  • Clinical supervision.
Qualifications Essential
  • NMC Pin registration / RMN Registration

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