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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Cubley Court is an assessment unit which provides assessment and treatment for people with organic illness whose presentation cannot be safely managed within a community environment.

The team is motivated and forward-thinking and the focus of the ward is delivering high quality assessment and treatment with an emphasis on discharge.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated band 5 Registered Nurse, who has an interest in providing care to adults with Dementia within an acute inpatient service.

You will embrace in the delivery of best practice guidelines for Dementia Care.

You will work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team including Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead, Senior Nurse, OTs and other Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Assistants and Recreation Activity Co-ordinators to provide high quality care.

Good communication skills are essential for engaging clients, carers/families and multi-professionals.

The post is a challenging but rewarding role.

The post is also open to individuals awaiting their NMC registration who are able to demonstrate specific interest in older adult services. Current UK registration is required.

Robust management supervision and clinical supervision is available to support the post holder.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Work as part of a team responsible for the delivery of Patient/Client Centred Care.
  • Promote and support service user and carer involvement as autonomy and choices are an integral part of the philosophy of the Trust.
  • Respond to the needs of people in an honest, non-judgemental and open manner which respects the rights of individuals and groups.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure that clinical services are delivered to the highest standard and in accordance with the most recent evidence based guidance.
  • As a registered nurse, be personally accountable for your professional practice that will be delivered in accordance with the legal and professional responsibilities outlined by the NMC.
  • Ensure that services are provided in a safe and supportive environment and at all times adopt a professional approach to your work promoting a positive image to services users/carers and the general public.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
  • Be a professional role model for the delivery of high quality nursing care.
  • Deliver care in accordance with the most recent evidence based guidance and research. This will provide the foundation to the Care Programme Approach - assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, as part of an effective multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Promote and support service users and carers involvement in the clinical decision making process.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure appropriate evidence based clinical risk assessments are undertaken.
  • Ensure that care plans are evidence-based and address the needs of the individual service user.
  • Always work in accordance to relevant legal and ethical requirements, eg Mental Health Act 1993, Code of Practice, Health and Safety at Work Act, etc.
  • Maintain high standards of clinical practice and participate in a process of change and development in order to improve the quality of service delivery.
  • Make use of effective interpersonal skills in relating to service users/ carers and fellow team members.
  • Ensure a multi-professional approach to care is maintained respecting the diversity of colleagues roles and responsibilities.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure appropriate service delivery and maintain a high standard of care.
  • Ensure Trust and professional guidelines are maintained for record keeping.
  • Participate in the process of clinical supervision, both as supervisor and supervisee.
  • Participate in the process of individual performance review and personal development planning.
  • Ensure that the physical and psychological well-being of each individual service user is the foundation for care delivery.
  • Exercise professional accountability and responsibility, taking intoaccount the actions of colleagues.
  • Ensure care is delivered in a person-centred way mindful of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity; cultural and spiritual needs of service users.
  • Ensure carers/significant others are routinely included in the planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Use appropriate professional knowledge, judgement and skills in order to guide a clinical decision making process in an ethical and accountable way which is open to the scrutiny of peers.
  • Demonstrate a level of professional practice, reflecting the standards of the NMC and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, upon which junior members of staff can model their own practice.
  • Support staff development through clinical supervision and the Individual Performance Review process.
  • Undertake periods of delegated responsibility as required demonstrating sound judgement in the use of support and deployment of resources appropriately.
  • Utilise knowledge and skill in a competent manner that promotes confidence in colleagues, service users and carers.
  • Demonstrate respect for the gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture and spirituality of colleagues, service users and carers.
  • Support the developing and delivering of the clinical governance agenda/plan.
  • Help to facilitate the development of evidence-based standards of care that include service users, carers and team members.
  • Support the development of the PALS Service and Service User
  • Help co-ordinate untoward incident investigation and reporting, promoting a learning the lessons culture.
  • Support the developing of clinical audit and research activity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor personal practice, ensuring that the nursing registration is maintained and that appropriate continuing professional development is undertaken.
  • Promote and participate in developing a culture of Life Long Learning.
  • At all times ensure that they and any colleagues for whom they have supervisory responsibility, take every opportunity for professional development.
  • Ensure that they and any colleagues for whom they have supervisory responsibility attends relevant mandatory training as identified by the Trust.
  • Actively participate in clinical practice development and encourage, through role modelling, continued practice development within their Clinical Team.
  • This role will require you to work across a 24/7 rota which will include night duties; flexible working requests will be considered.
  • The post holder will receive regular supervision and have access to relevant training courses to support your personal and professional development.
  • Always act in a way which reflects both the word and spirit of the Trusts Values and Principles.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • RN Part 3/13
  • Educated to Diploma Level (i.e. Dip HE Nursing) or evidence of post qualification education / training (working towards Diploma qualification)
  • Evidence of up to date Personal Development Plan, Professional Portfolio
  • RN Part 1/12
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate the development of post registration clinical competence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of professional accountability and codes of conduct and their application in practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and lead a care team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and developing expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate development of leadership skills such a motivation, facilitation, mentorship etc.
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence based knowledge for chosen area of clinical Nursing Practice.
  • Demonstrate exposure to and knowledge of Clinical Governance in action (audit, research clinical effectiveness etc).
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and develop practice around best available information.

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