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Staff Nurse - RMN

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Now is a great time to work in the NHS and with such a focus on the importance of mental health, Mental Health Nurses (RMN) are really standing out.

Here in Wells, St Andrews Ward is looking for nurses to contribute to providing excellent services.

We are a very caring and close knit team with a focus on supporting each other through the challenges of working on an acute ward so we can continue to make a difference to our patient's recovery.

St Andrews ward is a 16 bedded facility, that provides care to working age adults .

Main duties of the job

We will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patient's experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.

We have been accredited with AIMS from the Royal College of Psychiatrists creates an environment where you will be able to learn from your colleagues, whilst supporting each other to provide the most high-quality patient care.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

* To lead the clinical management of designated service users in assessing, implementing and planning nursing care.* To ensure that junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity.* To observe, report and record changes in the patients physical, mental health and behaviour.

* To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care.* To maintain working knowledge of legislation and guidance pertaining to mental healthand learning disabilities.* To identify, provide and supervise the necessary physical care to patients to help them complete daily living activities. Personal care and daily living activities include personal hygiene, elimination, diet and fluid intake. clothing and laundering, manual handling, personal environment and maintaining rest and activity.* To identify and provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to patients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries.* To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff, with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.* To undertake required physical observations including blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and report exceptions appropriately.* To ensure that all clinical and risk assessments are completed and reviewed in line with Trust policies on data collection.* To be responsible for the administration of prescribed medication in line with Trust policy and drug administration standards.* To work within and manage the legal and professional frameworks relating to consent, capacity, deprivation of liberty and the Mental Health Act.Please see JD for full information

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.
  • Teaching /Assessor qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Required to develop the knowledge base in line with the KSF requirements for the post.
  • Experience of working in multi-agency services
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and to have undertaken post registration training.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Show care and compassion and put the patient Centre.

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