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Charge Nurse

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rochdale
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa pro rota
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Role Summary:

As a charge nurse on you will have the chance to demonstrate leadership in many different clinical situations. Your contribution to the quality of care provided will be valued by the wider multi-disciplinary team. There is support and supervision for further study that relates to secure nursing care including mentorship.

We are committed to working collaboratively with our patients and providing a service that is least restrictive whilst also fitting with the boundaries that are appropriate to low secure risk management.

Main duties of the job

With the referral team and Responsible Clinician, undertake assessment of patients referred for Low Secure Rehabilitation and feedback as required

Undertake comprehensive, patient-focused, nursing assessment and co-produce care plans in consultation with the service user and their families and carers

Undertake comprehensive risk assessment and formulate risk management plans with Service Users, their families and Carers,

Assist the Unit Manager in developing a service that will ensure that the needs of patients are met with regard to their age, spiritual, cultural, ethnic and sexual orientation

To assist the Unit Manager with the on-going development of the unit

In the absence of the manager, undertake responsibility for the day to day running of the unit

In consultation with the multi-disciplinary team, ensure high standards of individual care for patients and that they are fully consulted and involved in every aspect of their care

To provide management and clinical supervision to members of staff.

To conduct annual appraisals/IPDRs for staff members

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and well-motivated candidate to get involved with a dynamic and evolving service Prospect Place is a Low Secure Unit for male patients with complex needs. The unit has 45 beds, spread over 3 wards on the Birch Hill Hospital site in Rochdale. We are currently looking to appoint to a number of band 6 positions. We are looking for individuals with a genuine interest in working with a complex and challenging patient group.

We cater for patients with a severe enduring mental illness with co-morbid substance use, personality disorder and challenging behaviour. Many of our referrals are taken from medium secure, low secure, prison, PICU and acute environments. The unit benefits from a variety of practitioners and roles including occupational therapy, social work, dual diagnosis, medical staff, and psychology in addition to the nursing teams.

In the most recent CQC inspection Prospect Place, was rated as Good for being Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive, and Well-Led.

Prospect Place is a member of the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. This is a peer review process with other Low and Medium secure units across the country.

Prospect Place was rated 4 Stars by students in the last PARE evaluation assessment.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

With the referral team and Responsible Clinician, undertake assessment of patients referred for Low Secure Rehabilitation and feedback as required

Undertake comprehensive, patient-focused, nursing assessment and co-produce care plans in consultation with the service user and their families and carers

Undertake comprehensive risk assessment and formulate risk management plans with Service Users, their families and Carers,

Assist the Unit Manager in developing a service that will ensure that the needs of patients are met with regard to their age, spiritual, cultural, ethnic and sexual orientation

To assist the Unit Manager with the on-going development of the unit

In the absence of the manager, undertake responsibility for the day to day running of the unit

In consultation with the multi-disciplinary team, ensure high standards of individual care for patients and that they are fully consulted and involved in every aspect of their care

To provide management and clinical supervision to members of staff.

To conduct annual appraisals/IPDRs for staff members

To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and both statutory and non-statutory organisations involved with client care

To assist the Unit Manager in ensuring high quality of evidence-based practice is carried out by all staff within the unit

To participate in the recruitment process, as required.

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • RMN ? NMC Registration ? Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development , Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level
Desirable
  • Relevant degree or working towards ? ENB 998 or Mentorship in Practice or relevant teaching certificate e.g. City and Guilds 730
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care ? Able to undertake thorough risk assessments ? Previous Nursing Experience / working in a fast pace challenging environment ? Substantial post registered experience ? Experience of providing management and clinical supervision to junior staff
Desirable
  • Clinical supervision facilitator ? Experience of working in Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation wards
Knowledge Essential
  • An awareness of current initiatives within adult mental health services ? Understanding of changes to MHA and the Code of practice and their practical application within clinical settings.
Skills and Ability Essential
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. ? Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development. ? Ability to use initiative. Ability to work as part of a team. al and professional development. ? Ability to use initiative.
Desirable
  • IT skills ? Knowledge of clinical skills appropriate to Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation wards
Work Related Circumstance Essential
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs ? Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies ? Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


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