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Staff nurse

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year Plus Unsocial Enhancements
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community Rehabilitation Vacancy

Staff Nurse Band 5 (Must have completed Preceptorship training)

A Permanent Post has recently become available for the role of a Registered Mental Health Staff Nurse at 154 Camden Road, a Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit.

154 Camden Road is a 15 bedded Rehabilitation unit located in London Borough of Camden. The unit is a NHS community provision for residents who have been discharge in the last 2 years from hospital, who require further treatment, to prepare them for discharge to Camden Supportive Housing pathways.

154 Camden road offers its residents:
  • Further optimizing medication regimes
  • Prompting for personal care; diet, shopping, laundry & personal care
  • Activity workers supports and offers residents participation with activity planner of groups
  • Reintegrate in to sports & exercise activities in the community
  • Reintroduce into education and training
  • Reintroduce into paid / unpaid employment
  • Address physical health concerns needs
  • Develop confidences taking part in groups both on and off the unit.
  • Building a supported and structured network for discharge

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the management of unit and deputise for the Unit Manager/ Charge Nurse. They will carry out allocated duties at the direction of the Unit Manager/ Charge Nurse and provide clinical supervision and support to an identified staff group. They will regularly take charge of the unit and manage the team in the absence of the Unit Manager/ Charge Nurse. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team framework in the delivery of care to patients within the intensive care setting.

The successful candidate will assist qualified staff to administer high quality patient care. They will support the work of the named primary nurse and, under their guidance, fully participate in the care and therapy offered on the ward and the promotion of person centred care.

The appointed applicant must have completed their preceptorship training at the point taking up the post as the unit. 154 Camden Road operates with 1 Registered Nurse per shift the unit is unable to support nurses requiring preceptorship.

About us

Providing high quality mental health care to people with psychotic illnesses, the division's goal is to support recovery, to promote mental and physical wellbeing and optimize independence and social inclusion. The division works with a range of clients including individuals who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis and are homeless.

With services situated throughout Camden and Islington our multidisciplinary teams assess and treat the most vulnerable members of the communities we serve. Working in the thick of it our employees possess a can do attitude, meeting the challenges of this specialist branch of health care with positivity and professionalism.

The Trust believes our employees are the driving force of our services, offering high quality care to our service users while continually looking for ways to further enhance services

As valued employees of the Trust, our Nursing Team members receive dedicated support from their Team manager. We believe passionately in supporting the professional development of our staff, with specialist preceptorship programmes for newly qualified staff and an extensive range of development pathways for more experienced staff.We are proud to be rated as 4th best Mental Health Trust in the country by service users, listed in the HSJ Top 100 NHS Employers again this year and to be nominated for a 2015 Nursing Times Award for improving staff experience. Work with us and you will be working for a Trust who values and supports you.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Shift coordination
  • To manage emergency situations
  • Ensure effective liaison between professionals is maintained
  • To support in professional development and appraisals of junior staff.
  • To ensure all staff adhere to Health & Safety whilst at work.

  • Primary Nurse
  • Care planning and managing risk.
  • Physical Health needs screened, and concerns escalated accordingly.
  • Safe Medication management
  • Encourage patients to accept responsibility for their individual programmes.
  • To recognise and respond to signs of imminent disturbance.
  • To maintain standards of care
  • Apply practice to future developments and research
  • Participates in the running of therapeutic groups.
  • Attend ward rounds, handovers and other meetings
  • Maintains Confidentiality of their work and know their responsibilities
  • MHA and the MCA, and their administrative requirements
Developing Staff
  • Educate junior staff
  • Assist with students to gain the acquire knowledge and skills
  • Link with the Middlesex University
  • Teaching of staff and patients.
  • Participate in a flexible roster to meet the changing demands of the Service.

Personal Responsibilities
  • Respect for services users, colleagues and carers.
  • Participate in supervision, appraisal and Personal Development.
  • Identify own training and educational needs through this process.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of mental health policy and legislation.
  • To be registered with the NMC

Please Refer to Job description

Person Specification Ability Essential
  • Demonstrates an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates experience of giving and receiving clinical supervision.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to work flexibly including unsociable hours.
  • Identifies own training and educational needs
  • Understands the need to work within the principles of equal opportunities and valuing diversity
Knowledge Essential
  • Has an understanding of the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of de-escalation skills and works proactively to reduce the risk of violence
  • Knowledge and experience of care planning within the Primary Nursing system.
  • Good knowledge of and participation in therapeutic group work.
Educ/Qual and Exper Essential
  • RMN or equivalent registration
  • Completed preceptorship period
  • Experience of working in an acute/ rehabilitation mental health setting
  • Training in managing violence and aggression including Control and Restraint Training if appropriate to service area including evidence of attendance at updates.
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the MHA (1983) and subsequent revisions and its application to own area.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of risk assessment and the skills necessary to manage the risks identified.
  • Demonstrates a willingness and a commitment to running therapeutic groups on the ward/unit.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • To be competent in the use of It systems including Electronic Patient records and E mail
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of teaching and can plan and deliver a teaching session relevant to workplace.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with external agencies.

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