Bank Staff Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum incl HCA
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the inpatient wards for enthusiastic Bank Staff Nurses Band 5 to join our busy and motivated teams.

We aim to deliver a patient focused care that provides patients with an opportunity to better understand the crisis or behaviour that resulted in their admission and to learn coping skills to reduce the risk of relapse.

Our expectation is that you will be a highly motivated and dynamic team member; who is able to demonstrate quality therapeutic interactions with service users who require good support for their high dependency and complex needs. You are also expected to be working within the recovery model aims to help people with mental health problems to look beyond mere survival and existence. Supporting and encouraging clients move forward, set new goals and do things and develop relationships that give their lives meaning. You will work closely with the occupational therapy and psychology teams to offer recovery focused individual and group work with service users.

You should also be able to reflect interactions through excellent documentation, and be able to develop effective lines of communication with members of the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies with the support of the nursing team, and maintain effective team work. We will expect you to be highly resilient and resourceful, able to problem-solve, think on your feet and be able to bring a creative flavour to your work.

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and provide care and treatment to an identified group of patients without direct supervision.

To manage and organise work as required.

Take responsibility for the development and delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

Contribute to the development of high quality evidence based in-patient services in a changing health care environment.

Contribute towards ensuring that the ward functions as an integral part of the Directorate's services.

Effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.

To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.

To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty)
  • OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behavior
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognise stress
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work sensitively and compassionately with patients
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Resilience
  • To have knowledge of Mental Health presentations and appropriate interventions.
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Current Developments in nursing
  • Awareness of supervision and reflective practices
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk

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