This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Registered Nurse within our male admission ward at West Park Hospital.
Maple ward offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a team who support male patients within a 17 bedded acute ward environment. An additional element of provision on Maple includes a 3 bedded unit which adjoins the main ward, and provides a specialist service for service personnel who are referred via the Ministry of Defence. The personnel who access the MOD part of Maple are in active service and experiencing mental health presentations. You will have involvement within the MOD service framework and inpatient pathway, with opportunities (when COVID restrictions allow) to participate in the Network which supports the provision of this specialist service across the UK and Ireland.
Main duties of the job
You will work as part of a broad multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality, patient focused care in a hospital setting, developing and implementing the integrated team approach within a supportive and enthusiastic team. Within the nursing leadership you will be one of four clinical leads who, alongside the ward manager, are the core leads for the daily operational and clinical safety on the ward.
We want to support and ensure that you have a positive working experience within our services and are committed to identify and support your short and long term developmental needs through structured appraisal and access to training opportunities.
Joining our acute inpatient service means you enjoy a fast paced work environment within a team who are focused on patient experience and recovery through high standards of care and evidence based practice. As a clinical lead on the ward you will work closely with service users and their relatives/ carers as part of a multi-disciplinary team - you will lead the way as a role model within the team, demonstrating compassionate leadership through the Trust Values and Behaviours. You will be a core part of the leadership team for the ward supporting and developing a collective approach to leadership and the development of the ward in conjunction with the team, patients and carers.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Ourvalues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be required to work rotational days and night shifts. The post holder will need to be flexible, adaptable and with the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to communicate with all agencies relevant to patient care to support patient flow.
Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RNMH, current professional registration with NMC
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale)
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
- Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
- Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
- Worked with people with mental health
- Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
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