Staff Nurse

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and passionate Staff Nurse to join our team at Tatton Unit.

Tatton Unit is a 16 bed long-term, low secure service based in the Buckton Building at Tameside Hospital.

The majority of people we support have spent years, sometimes decades, in secure services. They have not been able to leave secure services because their risks remain, usually as they have been unable to benefit from effective treatment programmes.

Nevertheless, we are still committed to rehabilitation, which is about building on existing strengths, and developing skills and coping strategies to maximise each individual's functioning and to minimise the disabling effects of their illness.

Main duties of the job

To work with individual patients and multi disciplinary team members in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

To act as a Named Nurse for allocated Service Users

To maintain accurate written records of nursing interventions.

To teach and supervise other nursing staff and students and to undertake mentoring of student nurses.

About us

If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

To act as named nurse/key worker for an identified group of clients ensuring the assessment, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.Devise care plans for clients and undertake clients activities as appropriateensuring a high standard of care.Ensure all appropriate clients and ward records are maintained to the required standard. Adhere to trust policies, procedures and guidelines.Liaise with the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the standard of care clients receive.Participate in risk assessments, and work within the framework of the CareProgramme Approach acting as a key worker as required.Participate in staff inductions, acting as a preceptor to develop the skills and knowledge or newly qualified nursing staff. The post holder will be expected to provide mentorship to others as part of your role. You will be expected to undertake mentorship training.Participate in the administration of controlled drugs according to Drug Prescribing Policy and administer all other medication in accordance with agreed procedures.Act as Shift Leader when required ensuring the smooth running of the ward area and participating in an effective hand over period, ensuring good communications at all times.Take a key role in communications within the ward area as delegated by theWard to ensure continuity of care.Attend team meetings and care-planning meetings as required and participate in Ward Rounds ensuring follow up action is taken.Participate in the development of qualified/unqualified staff within the ward team.Promote a safe environment via Health and Safety policies.The post holder will be responsible for keeping professionally updated in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements and for participating in clinical reflection through clinical supervision.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification
Experience Essential
  • 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.
Knowledge Essential
  • 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.
  • Managing Violence and Aggression Skills
  • De-escalation of violence and aggression.
  • IT Skills

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