Staff Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for outstanding Staff Nurses (Band 5) to join our adult mental health inpatient service at Berrywood Hospital, Northampton. This is an exciting opportunity to start or continue your career in an environment where we can offer progression pathways towards leadership, managerial and advanced clinical positions. We are proud of some of our recent staff have progressed into positions including Lead Practitioner, Charge Nurse, Ward Matron, Community Mental Health Nurse.

We are looking for enthusiastic staff nurses to join our team and work on a 12 bedded Adult mixed admission ward. The ages on this ward range predominantly from 18 to 65 years. The ward provides a modern, needs led acute mental health setting, that aims to treat service users with dignity and respect in an appropriate, safe, and supportive environment for service users, staff, and visitors. It is based on a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to provide a range of services that are appropriate to individual needs. Staff will work in a non-discriminatory and collaborative way by accepting work with a service users understanding of their own issues. This involves acknowledging the individual service users' culture, life experience, protected characteristics, and strengths to promote their recovery.

Main duties of the job

Co-produce individualised programmes of care and be responsible for assessing service user's needs under the supervision of the Charge Nurse or Keyworker.Ensure that service users' mental state, needs, risks and strengths are comprehensively assessed, and that multi-disciplinary care is co-produced to a consistently high standard. Assessment must include consideration of Child Protection issues and factors relating to vulnerable adults.Ensure that service users have a Care Programme designed and delivered in line with their assessed needs, risks, strengths and wishes.Act as Keyworker under supervision and as directed by the Charge NurseDeputise for the Charge Nurse in his/her absence and carry out the duties associated with this position.Demonstrate knowledge with regard to the delivery of care to service users detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 acting as their advocate when appropriate.Work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver programmes of activities/care.Participate in continual service development by the application of evidence-based practice.Communicate effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users, carers and visitors to the Ward.Ensure nursing practice is fully reflected in the use of the Trust's Single Clinical Record.Be flexible with regard to shift working including day and night rotation in the service which operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service

About us

Co-production and innovation are central to what we do; this is evidenced by our work on body Worn cameras, sensory modulation, and pathway developments. We are engaged in a range of quality improvement projects; one such project is how we support patients who harm themselves. We encourage all our staff in our innovative works. We are proud to improve our services in co-production with service users and carers.

You may qualify for our £5000 attraction payment and relocation expenses. You will have the opportunity to earn more money as part of our Staff Bank. You will also have the opportunity to earn overtime incentives at certain times of the year.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse OR soon to be newly qualified; we will also accept applications from Registered Learning Disability Nurses. You will be committed to working in co-production with patients to ensure the best possible outcomes can be achieved safely. You will be able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We have an expectation that you will be able to work together, take responsibility, be authentic and embrace change; we will support you to develop these leadership behaviours so that you become an exceptional member of your team delivering outstanding compassionate care to our patients.

We will support you to take responsibility for your learning and development. We will provide you with a full induction and/or preceptorship programme if you are successfully appointed. There will be training and development opportunities both within NHFT and through our links with universities within the East Midlands. We will encourage you to take part in our Leadership Matters programmes and events.

We will give you the opportunity to realise your full potential and support you to develop a career that is right for you. Make NHFT the right choice for you.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant RMN/ RNLD qualification
  • Due to complete RMN/ RNLD qualification soon
Education Essential
  • Good personal statement
  • Gives example of practice.

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