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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to lead and work within our acute in patient services. We have vacancies for Band 5 nurses across all our acute inpatient areas situated at the Longley centre (NGH), the Michael Carlisle Centre (Nether Edge) Sheffield, G1 ward at Grenoside and our Nursing Homes at Birch Avenue and Woodland View.

This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to be pivotal in the future development of acute care and through working in close collaboration with other services the successful candidate will be able to shape and mould the future pathway and function of our Acute services.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a Registered Mental Health Nurse with experience of working within a multi-disciplinary mental health setting .

You will possess excellent communication skills in order to work in collaboration with the service user, other professionals and wider services and have effective skills in assessing, planning, evaluating and managing care together with risk assessment and management skills.

You will need to be a good team player, have a positive attitude and approach to caring for the service user population, and have an understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and recovery models of care.

Successful candidates will also be expected to work flexibly 24/7 to meet the needs of the service.

About us

We are passionate about working together to provide quality care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion, to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Everyone counts! Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

Here at SHSC, we want you to feel supported and empowered to do your job. We feel that an important part of supporting you is ensuring that you have access to our wellbeing tools and also ensuring that we provide our nurses with continuous professional development to enable a career pathway for you.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical & Patient Care
  • To ensure that comprehensive nursing assessments are carried out for all assigned patients, reflecting patients identified needs.
  • To ensure that each allocated patient has a comprehensive, clear and up to date plan of care, with specified objectives, designed to meet the individuals identified care needs.
  • To ensure that patient care is delivered in a manner consistent with available commissioners or local guidelines relating to care pathways
  • To ensure patients are aware of the content of their care plans, and have contributed to their development and evaluation and that has been done in collaboration with carers.
  • Undertake appropriate decision making in relation to the Mental Health Act, and Code of Practice with regard to patient care, for both detained and informal patients as influenced by risk assessments.
  • To take a positive approach to responding to patients in acute distress, adopting principles of diffusion and de-escalation. Where physical interventions or restraint are required, to approach in line with available guidance and approved techniques, providing for the safety and dignity of the patient(s). When acting as the senior nurse present, to direct the actions and interventions of staff in responding to the incident in line with expected practice.
  • To take positive approaches to patient engagement. Where undertaking specific observations of patients, to do so in line with the available policies and guidelines
  • To ensure that an appropriate therapeutic environment is maintained within the Ward
  • To ensure that practice in relation to medicines is in line with local guidelines, individual professional requirements and responsibilities, and ensures individual patient involvement, engagement and concordance
  • To provide advice and support to ex-patients of the Service, in line with guidelines relating to the provision of 24-hour accessible advice and support to mental health service users
  • As a member of the Team, to contribute to providing a quality environment for patients in relation to safety, dignity, comfort and day to day activities. Take active and positive approaches to supporting and encouraging patients with their dietary needs, over the 24-hour period
  • Assist medical staff with routine examinations
  • To ensure physical assessments of patients are carried out in line with local guidelines, individual professional requirements and responsibilities.
  • To respond to spillages of waste or bodily fluids in line with health and safety guidelines and control of infection guideline
  • To use relevant information in support of patient care and care planning, including available electronic information systemsProfessional
  • To audit care plans on a regular basis using an established audit tool.
  • To ensure that the care given is regularly and thoroughly evaluated against the objectives in order that the effectiveness of care plans can be maintained.
  • Ensure that their practice remains within the boundaries set by local and national policy, the NMC and statute lawLearning & Development
  • Following suitable Preceptorship, to actively develop skills andexperiences in relation to; functioning as the nurse in charge and shift co-ordinator risk assessment processes risk management planning
  • To participate with colleagues in the promotion of an active learningenvironment in order to maintain and develop high standards ofprofessional and clinical practice.
  • To support the development of junior staff and learners, through effective role modelling, mentorship (for students/ learners), supervision and professional leadership.
  • To actively participate in own supervision, annual appraisals and personal development planning
  • To undertake mandatory training, over the required period of time, and additional training as identified in support of clinical and professional developmentManagement & Team Working
  • Take charge of the ward, occasionally, in the absence of a more seniornurse.
  • To ensure that during any period of a shift when in charge of medicines, the custody of all drugs is in accord with the Trust Policy and procedures
  • To exercise proper and effective leadership within the shift team.
  • To contribute to and participate in developing approaches and initiatives relating to clinical governance, audit and service development
  • Liaise closely with all colleagues to ensure co-operation in all areas ofwork.
  • To be aware of the Wards Personal Safety Plan and apply in day to daypractice
  • To understand relevant Trust policies and procedures, applying them in practice and informing senior colleagues of issues arising from theirimplementation

  • For further details / informal visits contact:


    Joanne Sims

    Job title

    Nurse Recruitment Lead

    Email address

    Telephone number

    0114 271 16770

    Additional contact information

    Brooke Kelly

    Person Specification Knowledge & Skills Essential
    • Good understanding and knowledge of the Mental Health Act, 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2007.
    • An understanding of Safe and supportive Medicines Management
    • An understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment procedures
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Basic maths calculations
    • Basic IT skills
    • Emotional resilience and good self-awareness
    • Ability to motivate and lead junior members of staff
    • Collaborative care planning
    • Understanding of the components of supervision
    Training & Qualifications Essential
    • R.N.M.H. Qualification
    • Commitment to personal and professional development
    • Flexible approach to work and ability to work over the 24hr period
    • Experience of psychosocial approaches managing people with anxiety, depression, psychosis, and EUPD.
    • Postgraduate qualification in DBT PSI CBT
    Experience Essential
    • Good team worker with ability to work under own initiative
    • Experience of or passion for working in intensive rehabilitation settings with SU who experience SMI
    • Understanding of forensic sections
    Other Essential
    • Compassionate and Caring Attitude
    • Commitment to long-term work with SU and able to hold Hope and Positivity
    • Commitment to improve experience of inpatient care
    • Recovery focused

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