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Bank RMN

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24.34 to £36.51 an hour Holiday Pay is added to Basic Pay Including WTD
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for Staff RMN to join our Bank on an ad-hoc basis throughout Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Sites.You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to work under pressure and have a caring and professional attitude. You should be flexible to work across the Trust, reliable and be able to work well as a team.As part of the selection process candidates will be required to undertake a short numeracy and literacy test. Please be advised if you are unsuccessful at this stage you will not go forward to an interview.Our vision isTo put compassionate care, safety and quality at the heart of everything we do.

Main duties of the job

To provide Mental Health nursing support to patients in the Trust including ensuring their safety within clinical areas and /or during escort duties

To provide professional leadership in relation to the day-to-day management of patients requiring Mental Health care and support

To follow the patients' Mental Health Risk Management Plan as devised byPsychiatric Liaison staff, Lead nurse for Mental Health (MH) or a Duty Psychiatrist

Where appropriate to formulate care plans in relation to the patients mental health needs in conjunction with other mental health professionals and the patient but to adhere to plans put in place by the assessing Mental Health Team including Psychiatric Liaison Services.

To fulfil the relatively autonomous role of Mental Health Nurse in a non-Mental Health setting, working to established policies and procedures but willing and able to use professional decision making skills and discretion as required.

To use critical assessment skills to address new or ambiguous matters/circumstances and to seek support as required.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre,a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note in the event of a covid -19 breakout you may be working within an area that has patients who have contracted the virus . The hospital will supply you with the relevant PPE to enable you to adhere to your duties.

Before you start your shift it is essential that you complete the risk assessment with the Senior Staff Nurse- Mental Health- job description January 2021Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation TrustManager. Please follow the hospital & government guidelines in regards to social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands .If you feel are sick or unwell do not come to the hospital.

Report to the Nurse in charge of the Clinical Area when you arrive as the start of your shift where you will be allocated to the Patient you will be looking after .

To report to another ward or change which Patient you are looking after forclinical reasons when asked to do so by senior staff including nurse in charge,clinical site practitioner, or Lead Nurse- Mental Health. Any refusal to comply, without a valid reason, may result in removal from the Bank.

To Ensure that that you are fully briefed during handover with regards to current patients mental state, nature of mental health difficulties, details of current or planned Mental Health Act Assessments and, plans for physical / medical Treatment.

Using their therapeutic skills, through engagement with the patient, make an initial, and if appropriate on going, psychosocial assessment and advise the Nurse in Charge and the Psychiatric Liaison Team of any findings or concerns.

To promote therapeutic relationships which take account of the patients customs, values and spiritual beliefs and facilitate dignity, independence and choice.

To read and be fully aware of the Trusts Specialling Policy for enhancedObservation of At Risk Adult Patients, incorporating children and youngpeople., as well as any other Policies or guidelines relevant to the role.

8. To ensure that they are aware of the patients history including any risk factors and to commence and maintain timely risk management to manage any known or unknown risks. To liaise closely with the clinical medical teams and to refer to the Psychiatric liaison Team if psychiatric assessment required when concerns become evident.

9. To ensure that any Risk Management Plan put in place by Mental HealthServices ( Psychiatric liaison and /or Lead Nurse Mental Health) is adhered to and utilize their own clinical skills to advise if changes are indicated in relation to the implementation of these.

10.Ensure that the environment around the patient is as safe as possible, actively managing risk in a changing clinical environment It may be necessary to search patients belongings in order to maintain a safe environment. This should be planned with the patient if possible although this is not always appropriate. It should always be carried out with the nursing teams agreement and support. Senior Staff Nurse- Mental Health- job description January 2021 Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

To monitor and, if appropriate, restrict access to any item that could be used by the Patient to harm themselves or others.

To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the nurse in charge of the clinical area.

Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information at all times.

Report any changes concerning the Patients clinical presentation to theappropriate professionals and if necessary take additional steps to ensure the safety of all until such time as an in depth Psychiatric review can take place.

To provide the patient assistance with hygiene needs, eating and drinking as required, including recording fluid balance if required.

Carry out and record baseline observations in line with Trust Policy inconsultation with allocate General nurse or Midwife

Assist medical and nursing staff with patients clinical management within NMC scope of practice.

To utilise their own Clinical skills to ensure high quality of care in maintaining the safety and well being of the Patient.

To utilise diversion and de-escalation skills to manage conflict situations and to understand when and how to request assistance from others if situation escalates.

To ensure they are aware of the Trusts emergency protocol including contacting Security, action in event of a fire , cardiac arrest or Mental Health patient absconding.

To have extensive knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, DOLS, Common Law and the Mental Health Act- and to provide expert advice to clinical staff in relation to current legislation for safe practice

Support the registered nurses in clinical area in the administration of the patients medication- explaining what is happening to the patient and providing any physical assistance In line with NMC registration permitted duties

Ensure that any specific aspects of the Mental Health Act are adhered to inrelation to individual Patients including reading rights to detained Patients and recording this on a Section 132 monitoring form.Senior Staff Nurse- Mental Health- job description January 2021Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Manage any requirements necessary to safely facilitate possible surgicalprocedures including ensuring the Patient remains nil by mouth as and when instructed.

Escort patient to other departments or services both inside and outside of the Hospital ensuring that any concerns are raised with the relevant professional prior to any escort taking place, This will include escorting Patients outside for a cigarette if assessed as safe to do so.

Communicate with the Multi-disciplinary Team, Psychiatric Liaison Team and any other Clinical services in a Professional and appropriate manner.

To ensure that any written documentation required for the role is completed in a timely, legible and clinically appropriate manner and format.

Work under the direction of the Nurse in Charge and comply with themanagement requests from the Matron, Clinical site Practitioner and / or Lead Nurse for Mental Health

To be helpful, motivated , engaging and willing to assist your colleagues at all times hence reflecting THH CARES values.

To ensure that you have a current risk assessment completed for the areas you will work in, with the current line Manager.

The job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the services. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/ her manager.

All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy andprocedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff

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The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



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