Arden Ward is a busy adult acute inpatient mental health ward based at Stepping Hill Hospital at Stockport. We are currently seeking to recruit a band 5 staff nurse on a permanent contract to complement the experienced staffing team that is already in place. You will be part of a thriving ward which is committed to providing a high level of quality care to the patients they work with. We offer a comprehensive preceptorship packages to newly qualified nurses to support you in starting your nursing career as well as other mandatory and none mandatory to support and enhance your development and clinical skills. We follow a hybrid shift pattern which involves working two long days and two single shifts a week, giving staff three days off a week, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will rotate onto nights.
Main duties of the job Role Summary:
You will be an integral part of the team providing direct care to patients with a variety of mental health problemsTo act as the named nurse with responsibility for the overall care of an identified group of clientsTo regularly act as shift co-ordinator ensuring the smooth running of the clinical area and best utilisation of resources available, with support from senior staffKey Responsibilities of the Post:
You will be involved in provide a high level of safe and effective careBe responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of careAdhere to all Trust policies, procedures and guidelinesLiaise with the multidisciplinary teamProvide mentorship to othersAll new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff will have the amount deducted from their first months' salary.
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.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.
Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification
- The Mental Health Act 1983 and Code of Practice.
- Legislation relating to discharge and aftercare.
- Care Planning and Management
- Clinical Risk Management.
- 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
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
Motivation and Attitude Essential
- Willingness to learn.
- Commitment to caring for disturbed patients.
- Self Starter
- Calm Relaxed manner.
- Can work on own initiative.
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