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Charge Nurse

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hailsham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Amberstone is a 28 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation unit, situated in rural East Sussex (approximately 2 miles from Hailsham and 8 miles north of Eastbourne) and provides rehabilitation for adults who are recovering from serious mental illness. The focus is to enable people to reach their full potential and achieve a smooth transition into the community. The ward works closely with Community Rehabilitation colleagues as an integral part of the award winning East Sussex Rehabilitation Pathway.

We are looking for a positive, resilient, compassionate, enthusiastic band 6 RMN with highly-developed organisational and interpersonal skills to support the leadership of our ward team in delivering an exceptional standard of care to our service users. This post is being offered as a full-time substantive opportunity.

Working within a supportive clinically led team, you will have the opportunity to really work in partnership with patients, which really enables the recovery process.

To help our staff thrive in their roles we offer regular, good quality supervision, appraisals, in-depth training and development opportunities. On the wards there is regular reflective practice, bitesize training sessions and a focus to develop and support our staff.

They will provide clinical and managerial leadership to junior staff, providing supervision to junior staff and students.

They will assist the Matron and Ward Manager alongside fellow Band 6 Nurses in ensuring the effective running of the ward

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership to the team, lead decisions about the care of all of the patients.
  • To carry out detailed assessment and risk assessment of the service users needs.
  • To develop care plans in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Plan and implement interventions with the service user that is responsive to the service user's needs
  • Monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team
  • To administer and monitor medication prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice as required.
  • Work with the Ward Manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team to establish an effective therapeutic environment in which care can be delivered.
  • Assist the Ward Manager in the effective running of the ward in accordance with Trust and local policies and procedures.
  • Promote effective communication between junior staff, the Ward Manager, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and senior managers within the Trust.
  • Inform the Ward Manager when the conduct or performance of any member of staff allegedly falls below the standards expected of staff within the Trust.
  • Regularly act as the nurse in charge of the ward.
  • To deputise for the Ward Manager as and when required.


About us

East Sussex Place Base provides specialist community and inpatient mental health services for adults over the age of 18, living within East Sussex. We believe in providing outstanding quality, safe and effective care and treatment that everyone can be proud of. Amberstone is a 28 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation unit, situated in rural East Sussex (approximately 2 miles from Hailsham and 8 miles north of Eastbourne) and provides rehabilitation for adults who are recovering from serious mental illness. The focus is to enable people to reach their full potential and achieve a smooth transition into the community. The ward works closely with Community Rehabilitation colleagues as an integral part of the award-winning East Sussex Rehabilitation Pathway.

We are part of a trust which offers specialist training programs tailored to enable professional development, quality improvement and improve the care our patients receive.

You will be given clear objectives, direction and supervision to enhance your personal and professional development.

If you want to work somewhere where your ideas are heard and your development supported then we would encourage applicants to contact us about the role and arrange an informal visit to the unit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To communicate effectively with service users, family and carers demonstrating an ability to be adaptable in the way they provide information which is sensitive to their ethic and cultural background and ensures that they are understood.
  • To provide clinical leadership to the team, being knowledgeable about and where appropriate lead decisions about the care of all of the patients admitted to the ward.
  • To act as primary nurse for service users within the in patient setting.
  • To carry out detailed assessment and risk assessment of the service users needs through the utilisation of a range of assessment and interviewing techniques and gathering of information from a wide range of sources.
  • To develop care plans in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team that are based around the service users individual need, that is recovery focused and builds on their strengths and are outcome based.
  • Plan and implement interventions with the service user that is responsive to the service users needs that are applied in a stepped approach which will lead to a therapeutic outcome.
  • Monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.
  • To have the ability to deal with service users and their relatives in times of distress.
  • Liaise with and work alongside other teams and professionals to ensure the effective discharge of the service user from the inpatient setting.
  • To administer and monitor medication prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice as required and complying with Trust and Nursing and Midwifery Council Policy on the administration of medication.
  • Work with the Ward Manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team to establish an effective therapeutic environment in which care can be delivered.
  • Assist the Ward Manager in the effective running of the ward in accordance with Trust and local policies and procedures.
  • Promote effective communication between junior staff, the Ward Manager, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and senior managers within the Trust.
  • Inform the Ward Manager when the conduct or performance of any member of staff allegedly falls below the standards expected of staff within the Trust.
  • Regularly act as the nurse in charge of the ward.
  • To deputise for the Ward Manager as and when required.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification
  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Amberstone Hospital

Carters Corner

Hailsham

BN27 4HU

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354-AE-20958

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