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Staff Nurse

Employer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to career progression we have an exciting opportunity for a band 5 Staff Nurse on Ward 5 Neuropsychiatry inpatient service, Harplands Hospital. On Ward 5 we provide evidence based, research led, person centred assessment, creating an innovative service. Working in partnership with patients and carers to maximise choice, independence and rehabilitation opportunities for adults with mental health needs as a result of a neurological disorder or brain injury.

Our MDT is made of a wide range of professions with specialist knowledge, this include consultant psychiatrists, nurses, HCSW's, psychology, SALT, OT's & Physiotherapists. The service also works closely with our community neuropsychiatry service to support our service users to reach their potential through assessment of their needs and abilities.

This opportunity to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well as told by the Care Quality Commission it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

Our vision 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering flexible shifts including twilight shifts, DBS and free staff parking on our main sites.

Our team is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. If you are an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate qualified nurse, who would like the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge & skills, please get in touch.

Main duties of the job

To act as a named nurse / care co-ordinator, to be responsible for the assessment of needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of care for these Patients and to deliver specific interventions according to assessed need. To oversee the nursing care process and to provide direction and supervision to junior staff in meeting patient needs. To provide supervision and leadership in respect of maintaining and developing standards of practice and implementing change.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

To act as named nurse / care coordinator with responsibility for the planning and delivery of care to this patient group.

To act as Nurse in Charge of the clinical area on a regular basis.

To act as a Change Agent and actively seek to develop practice.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To act as named nurse / care coordinator for a group of patients ensuring that appropriate interventions are planned and delivered according to assessed need. To promote a positive nurse patient relationship and toengage with carers / relatives as appropriate. To have responsibility for documenting the plans of care and ensuring that plans remain current and that standards of record keeping are adhered to.

To administer and manage medicines according to policy and local protocol. To assess patient response and provide advice and education to junior staff and both patient and carers in respect of prescribed medicines.

Provide support and guidance to junior or less experienced staff in the planning and delivery of nursing care for individuals for whom they are named nurse / worker. To provide support to patients within this group at times when the named nurse / worker is unavailable. E.g. periods of annual leave sickness etc. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record keeping for this group of patients.

Maintain the therapeutic milieu, taking a proactive approach, supervising and supporting others in the same. Planning clinical activity in accordance with the needs of the patient group. To take an active role in the clinical programme including facilitation of specific group activities or individual interventions. Participating in forward planning and evaluation of the clinical programme. Having an awareness of how an individuals behaviour and presentation can impact upon the milieu and demonstrating a positive influence through ones own conduct.

Taking prompt action on changes in condition, liaising with other members of the clinical (Multi-disciplinary) team when necessary, reviewing nursing care and communicating any amendments to the care plan.

Develop skills in respect of specific interventions that are appropriate to the clinical area, act as a lead in developing nursing practice in relation to this.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Valid nursing (RMN/RGN/RNLD) registered qualification Evidence of post basic education and further professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out all care needs without direct supervision


Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust

Address

Harplands Hospital

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6TH

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