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Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Nurse - Emergency Department

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • The Emergency Department is looking for a highly motivated B6 RMN to provide high quality psychiatric nursing care and ongoing assessments to patients in the Emergency Department, in particular for those who attend frequently.
  • In particular to work alongside colleagues from other organisations (including South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust, local authorities, charities and GPs).
  • The aim is to provide better quality care for people with mental health conditions, and to help them reduce their attendances to the Emergency Department.
  • The role will provide high quality psychiatric nursing care to patients in the Emergency Department, in particular for those who attend frequently. In particular to work alongside colleagues from other organisations (including South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust, local authorities, charities and GPs). The aim is to provide better quality care for people with mental health conditions, and to help them reduce their attendances to the Emergency Department.


Main duties of the job

  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care, utilising research findings as appropriate.
  • Working with colleagues and patients to design and provide well managed care for people who attend ED with a mental health condition.
  • Supporting the trust to achieve its aim of reducing attendances to the Emergency.Department by people with a mental health condition.
  • Providing education and training to nursing colleagues across the department in the safe and effective management of patients with mental health conditions.
  • Ensuring nursing procedures are carried out in accordance with St George's Healthcare policy taking appropriate actions in emergency situations.
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining high standards of nursing care in conjunction with other members of the multi disciplinary team.
  • Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers being sensitive to their need for courtesy, dignity and privacy ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date hourly nursing documentation and ensuring confidentiality is respected
  • Storing, checking and administering medication in accordance with the NMC guidelines and the trust's Medicine Management Policy.
  • To promote equal opportunities for staff and patient's in accordance with St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust policies, to ensure that no person receives less favourable treatment than another.


About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • *Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN)
  • 12 months recent post RMN registration experience in an acute hospital setting


Desirable

  • Completion of preceptorship programme


Experience

Essential

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care according to individual needs
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own workload and workload of others


Desirable

  • Has worked in an acute environment


Skills

Essential

  • Good verbal & written communication skills


Desirable

  • Venepuncture and IV drug administration


Knowledge

Essential

  • Application of evidence based practice and knowledge of professional issues


Desirable

  • Knowledge *Application of evidence based practice and knowledge of professional issues *Commitment to self development and development of others* Knowledge of current issuesI


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Georg's Hospital - Emergency Department

Blackshaw Road

London

SW17 0QT

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200-5951563-MA-Y-B

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