Do you enjoy working in a compassionate environment, want to learn and develop new skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users, all with very different needs and work with people in crisis to help them with their recovery, then this job is for you!
An opportunity has arisen for a Health Care Assistant to join our Psychiatric Intensive Care Team - this comes at an exciting time, as our team is expanding and will soon be moving from our current unit, situated at Stepping Hill Hospital [Stockport], to a new 10 bedded unit at Tameside.
At present, our purpose-built unit is being constructed at the Tameside General Hospital site and it will be ready for us to join 1st September 2022. Our Current unit will then be extensively refurbished to provide specialist intensive care for 7 female service users
Main duties of the job
- Act as named nurse / key worker for an identified group of service users ensuring the assessment, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.- To co-produce collaborative care plans for service users and undertake service users' activities as appropriate ensuring a high standard of care.- Adhere to appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines.- Liaise with the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the standard of care service users receive.- Engage in the management of de-escalation in conflict situations through adherence to Prevention Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) techniques.- Undertake gate keeping assessments for admission to PICU in the absence of the Clinical Pathway Team- Assist the team to ensure the management of a safe clinical environment by undertaking ward safety checks- Carry out observations on patients and document them in line with trust policy- To safely administer controlled drugs and all other medication in accordance with Medicines' Management Policy and NMC guidance.- Act as Shift Leader ensuring the smooth running of the ward area and participating in an effective hand over period, ensuring good communications at all times.- Promote a safe environment in line with clinical risk assessments and to ensure all incidents are reported electronically.- Ensure that clinical practice is line with least restrictive principles.
Our team provides short-term intensive assessment, treatment, and support to Service Users, who maybe experiencing a mental health crisis crisis, and often present with a variety of complex mental health needs.
To maximise Service User recovery, the teams will be working in a trauma informed way and utilising the RAID model of care. Our aim is to work in the least restrictive way as possible whilst maintaining patient safety.
We are keen to expand our MDT in support of these developments and have exiting opportunities in Nursing, OT, Psychology, Medical, Social work, and pharmacy.
Upon joining our team, we will ensure that successful candidates undergo both mandatory and bespoke training, to fully equip them with the skills required to work within our PICU environment
Job description Job responsibilities
-To act as the named nurse with responsibility for the overall care of an identified group of Service Users.-To regularly act as shift leader ensuring the smooth running of the clinical area and best utilisation of resources available, with support from other senior staff.-The post holder will be responsible for keeping professionally updated in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements and for participating in clinical reflection throughclinical supervision.-The post holder will be accountable for their behaviour on duty and will be responsible for reporting anything untoward to a senior member of staff
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse Qualification (LD / MH)
- Experience of working within mental health setting.
- Experience of working within Multi-Disciplinary Team.
- Experience of admission and discharge process.
- Experience of working within framework of Care Planning Approach.
- Previous experience of working on an acute mental health ward.
- The Mental Health Act 1983 and Code of Practice
- Legislation relating to discharge and aftercare.
- Care Planning and Management.
- Clinical Risk Management.
Skills and abilities Essential
- Evidence Based Practice
- Communication Skills
- Excellent Inter-personal Skills
- Ability to negotiate constructively
- Care Planning and Management.
- Ability to physically undertake and participate in PMVA in a clinical setting
- Managing Violence and Aggression Skills
- De-escalation of violence and aggression.
- IT Skills
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