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Acute Care Nurse

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Louth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
Band 5 Acute Care Worker: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker to work within the Louth Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The team provides a swift response to people who are in an acute phase of mental illness, providing home treatment in order to prevent hospital admission.

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Practitioners who really want to 'make a difference', with the Trust values at the core of patient care, who have previous experience working with acute mental illness, or who are seeking to develop a career within acute care.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high-quality standard of care, excellent communication, interpersonal, and assessment skills, and a positive attitude towards change with the ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our service.

You will receive regular supervision in both Management and Clinical. As well as being expected to provide leadership and supervision to other staff and student nurses.

You will be expected to work 12-hour shifts, 9am to 10pm including weekends.

If you would like to be considered for this post, we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Karen Chapman, Team Co-ordinator 01507 609906 or via email Karen.chapman24@lpft.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

Home Treatment

Assessment

Producing Care Plans

Risk Assessments

Crisis Intervention

Triage

Safeguarding

Relapse Prevention

Clinical and Managerial Supervision

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment, and comprehensive discharge planning.
  • To work flexibly across a 7-day-a-week service, working 9am to 10pm shifts
  • Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.
  • Plan, implement, review, and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.
  • To assess carers and familys needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.
  • To identify & protect people from abuse, neglect and harm working alongside safeguarding.
  • Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.
  • To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Crisis Team and with external agencies.
  • To maintain accurate and timely clinical records.
  • To adhere to N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.
  • To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F. for Older People, N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E.
  • To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Crisis Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.
  • To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.
  • Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the Crisis Team.


Person Specification

Qulifications

Essential

  • RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent. / Allied Health Professional
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilist demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of some information and barriers to effective communication whilst being considerate of client confidentiality.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Government principles
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Relevant experience of working with mental health needs


Desirable

  • Previous experience working as a registered mental health nurse with people with mental health problems.
  • Personal experience in the delivery of physical care to others


Skills & Competences

Essential

  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes.
  • Sound clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Louth CRHT

Windsor House, Fairfield Industrial Estate

Louth

LN11 0LF

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