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Charge Nurse Band 6 RMN

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
Depending on experience per annum including inner London HCAS rate
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will work on the Inpatient unit at the Healthcare Dept at HMP Pentonville a 22 bedded Healthcare Ward in HMP Pentonville providing mental and physical healthcare to Prisoners transferred to the unit from the Prison wings.They will be a key member of the Prison Healthcare Inpatient Team acting as the charge nurse for the unit and be responsible / primary nurse for a designated group of patients and will be responsible for the assessment of their needs and for the planning, implementing and evaluation of the care provided to meet those needs.They will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team and will liaise closely with other agencies both within and outside the ward/unit.The post holder will be required to work a Rota that includes working weekend or night shift if required for service needs. He/she will be expected to work in other areas of prison healthcare if required and as appropriate to meet the needs of the service and to provide experience to staff in working in more than one area of prison healthcare.The post holder will be leading on shifts on the ward and also provide clinical supervision to junior staff members.

Main duties of the job

Act as lead nurse for a defined group of patients to ensure a consistent approach to delivering care.

Act as the charge nurse for the unit,

Assess plan, implement and evaluate the care provided especially with regard to identifying and managing risk.

Enter and maintain records using electronic and paper based systems.Contribute to develop strategies for dealing with disturbed behaviour especially the ability to recognise and respond to signs of imminent disturbance as required.

Participates in the running of therapeutic patients groups and provide a recovery focus approach to deliver care.

To be fully involved in presentations in ward rounds, handovers and other meetings where patient care is discussed and reviewed as required.

To expedite and participate in the assessment, admission, transfer and discharge of patients according to local guidelines and standards.

To ensure the safe custody of drugs and that they are ordered and administered accordingly to Trust policies and the Misuse of Drugs Act.

About us

The post holder will be expected to work within the prison with prison staff and other stakeholders establishing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships both internally and externally with other staff members characterised by trust, mutual respect, and open, honest communication.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team and will liaise closely with other agencies both within and outside the ward/unit.They will be required to work a Rota that includes working weekend or night shift if required for service needs.

They will be expected to work in other areas of prison healthcare if required and as appropriate to meet the needs of the service and to provide experience to staff in working in more than one area of prison healthcare.The post holder will be leading on shifts on the ward and also provide clinical supervision to junior staff members.

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • RMN with NMC registration
  • ENB 998 or teaching equivalent


EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
  • Experience of working within a specialist area of mental health
  • Ability and experience in dealing with developing and implementing systems that support clinical excellence
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of involving users and carers ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload to balance clinical and other service priorities
  • Ability to effectively run the ward showing leadership and effective coordination in the absence of the ward manag
  • To have a flexible and creative approach to problem solving


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

HMP Pentonville Prison

Caledonian Road

London

N78TT

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306-BEH-1897

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