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Staff Nurse

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

We are seeking a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse to join us on Coombehaven Ward at the Cedars in Exeter. Coombehaven is an 16 bed acute unit based in the beautiful grounds of Wonford House in Exeter. Coombehaven provides care for men & women with severe mental health needs.

You will quickly become part of a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team where you'll be using your skills and experience to deliver a package of care to people on our ward that helps them on their road to recovery. We passionately believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health to recover independence and return to their local community.

We are actively looking at proactive ways on how we can recruit into our Nursing Posts and part of this recruitment drive means we are also able to open this opportunity to any staff that are currently undertaking the apprenticeship programme within DPT (RNDA) and due to qualify as a RMN in the future.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the closing date Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity. This role is open to applicants with full UK NMC registration only.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess care needs, develop, implement and evaluate individual care plans.
  • To provide named nurse role to people who use our service.
  • To promote and improve quality of service provided.
  • To manage the unit in the absence of Ward Manager / Team Leader
  • To participate in the internal rotation system including weekend working
  • To be a proactive, skilled member of the ward Multi-Disciplinary team
  • To have knowledge and experience of providing individual and group clinical/therapy work.
  • To demonstrate effective leadership and assist with providing advice and guidance to non qualified staff and students.
  • To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships, which at all times acknowledges the rights, personal dignity and encourages opportunity for growth and development of the person using this service.


About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To be a proactive, skilled member of the ward Multi-Disciplinary team
  • To have knowledge and experience of providing individual and group clinical/therapy work.
  • To demonstrate effective leadership and assist with providing advice and guidance to non qualified staff and students.
  • To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships, which at all times acknowledges the rights, personal dignity and encourages opportunity for growth and development of the person using this service.
  • To provide cross cover to other mental health units located on the same site when there is a clinical need.
  • To work in line with agreed safeguarding protocols at all times
  • Actively engage in required training
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (including 2007 updates), Mental Capacity Act 2005 (to include Deprivation of Liberty safeguards), Care Programme Approach, and National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.
  • To work to the NICE and NMC Guidelines and Standards.
  • To be aware of and work in line with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

Communication & Working Relationships
  • To have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • To be proficient in the use of electronic systems
  • To maintain professional working relationships with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team.
  • To be able to liaise with carers, families and user groups and representatives.
  • To liaise with a range of professionals and agencies allied to the holistic care of the person using this service user e.g. G.P, Social Worker, Housing etc.

Planning & Organisation
  • To act as shift co-ordinator
  • Act up (take responsibility for the ward) in the absence of Manager as required
  • Supervise others in line with Trust policy

Responsibility for Patient/Client Care, Treatment & Therapy
  • To act as named nurse for a cohort of patients.
  • To assess complex health and well being needs, develop, monitor and review care plans to
  • meet individual needs. To update all records on RiO (electronic clinical records)
  • To provide robust risk assessments and ensure they are updated regularly on RiO (electronic
  • clinical records)
  • To maintain professionalism at all times/whilst being non-judgemental.
  • To ensure safe practice working to NMC, Government and Trust policies /procedures
  • Maintain accurate documentation using the correct recording systems (mostly electronic)

Policy, Service, Research & Development Responsibility
  • To be aware of national and professional developments.
  • To participate in ongoing training and education progress.
  • To demonstrate evidence based practice and participate in research/audit/pilot projects.
  • To be aware of current initiatives in inpatient care.
  • To promote service changes with positive professional attitude and fully engage in service changes.

Responsibility for Finance, Equipment & Other Resources
  • To ensure Trust policies and procedures are followed in relation to the handling of monies, property etc. belonging to people using the service
  • To demonstrate effective risk management skills
  • Use Trust resources in a sustainable, cost effective and appropriate way

Responsibility for Supervision, Leadership & Management
  • To demonstrate and develop effective leadership/management skills.
  • To provide Supervision and Appraisals to appropriate/allocated staff. To participated in the role of Mentor to students.
  • To participate in the role of Preceptor to newly qualified staff (where appropriate)
  • To participate in audits.
  • There is a requirement to support learners on a regular basis which includes the achievement and updating of profession specific training to the required standard to fulfil this role

Information Resources & Administrative Duties
  • To ensure accurate documentation.
  • To have working knowledge of RIO System and associated systems.
  • To engage and participate in the use of Electronic recording systems and training when required.
  • To participate in formulating and providing reports for other professionals such as panel for continuing care etc

Any Other Specific Tasks Required
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of NMC codes of conduct and comply with them.
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of government health and social care policy
  • Have a working knowledge of PREP requirements and maintain personal, professional development.
  • Report any observed incident of unprofessional behaviour, accident/incident, untoward occurrence, and faulty equipment immediately to Ward Manager/Team Leader.
  • To take an active role in own supervision and continuous professional development


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of Adult and / or Older Persons mental health nursing and the nursing process


Desirable

  • Experience of working with people with a diagnosis of dementia


Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN/ Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with current NMC registration.
  • A willingness to complete Trust Mandatory Courses (will be required to complete and undertake relevant Physical Interventions training with adjustments considered if required)


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of ordering, storing and administering required medications
  • Knowledge of possible side effects of medication Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1987 (including updates)
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users, carers and other professional bodies.
  • Ability to assess situations, make decisions, co-ordinate and organise appropriate responses.
  • Have an awareness and ability to maintain personal boundaries.
  • Able to risk assess


Desirable

  • Knowledge and skills in providing supervision
  • Knowledge of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Working
  • Understanding of Recovery principles in Mental Health
  • Knowledge and understanding of both adult and childrens safeguarding guidance


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Coombehaven Ward - The Cedars

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5SN

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C9369-24-0276

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