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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Darlington
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has risen for Band 5 Registered Nurse to join Birch Ward, an Adults Inpatient Eating Disorders Service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is able to work with the wider MDT, voluntary sector and third sector organisations.

Wellbeing of colleagues and working collaboratively is essential as we see this as an important aspect to keeping our staff happy at work.

The team aim is to work in partnership with patients, carers and others utilising the various services and teams we network with to work towards a level of recovery as deemed by the individual.

Whether you are a student in your last year of studies, a newly qualified professional or looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Adult Eating Disorder services, we are keen to hear from you.

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via our recruitment fairs.

Main duties of the job

This rewarding post will offer opportunities for continued professional development and training in a specialised field of mental health nursing. You will be required to work alongside our wide multidisciplinary team to deliver a high quality of care and intervention.

The successful applicant will work with a caseload of patients offering 1:1 nursing sessions alongside collaborative intervention, medication administration and monitoring, nasogastric feeding and nasogastric tube training to work towards. Also working closely with occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists to ensure patient recovery and directions are supported.

Your will be named nurse for patients, following their agreed goals and delivering the care plans. Networking with their carers/family to discuss and provide them with support and explore further resources if needed.

Attending multidisciplinary meetings to support a patient's admission on the ward and work in partnership with allied health professionals to deliver care.

Although this is an autonomous role the post holder will receive full support supervision and team training. As well as an appraisal to support professional development.

About us

We are a very focused service on ensuring the patient care delivered is paramount. We have a vast team of professionals who delivered highly coordinated care and interventions, a high drive for partnership working with families and carers and also a keen developmental focus on staff wellbeing and the increasement of skills and knowledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will work with a caseload of patients offering 1:1 nursing sessions alongside collaborative intervention, medication administration and monitoring, nasogastric feeding and nasogastric tube training to work towards. Also working closely with occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists to ensure patient recovery and directions are supported.

Although this is an autonomous role the post holder will receive full support via the daily MDT meetings, supervision and team training. As well as an appraisal to support professional development.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council RNMH or RNLD (RNSC - CAMHS only ) - RGN (If appropriate - Advert must indicate if the role is open to RGN nurses to apply)
  • To be recognised practice assessor / mentor or work towards in an agreed timescale
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within 6 month probationary period)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


Experience

Essential

  • Working with people with mental ill health / learning disabilities
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in partnership with other agencies


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Confident working knowledge of clinical medicines management, including administration of injections


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Birch Ward, West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way

Darlington

DL2 2TS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

346-DDA-075-24

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