Are you an RMN that has a passion for working with older adults? We are looking for an established or newly qualified nurse to join our supportive, lively multi-disciplinary team on Rydal ward (later life and memory service), who will provide a high level of care on the ward.
Our later life and memory service inpatient wards provide support for adults with memory problems such as dementia who require short-term inpatient care.
Our team include doctors, nurses, health care assistants, a psychologist and activity worker who are all experienced in supporting people with dementia and other memory problems.
Main duties of the job
The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within a multi-disciplinary environment within the framework of Effective Care Co-ordination (ECC). The post holder will carry out range of duties under the supervision of a manager or deputy managers.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Job description Job responsibilities CLINICAL
Responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
Act as Named Nurse as required
Ensure that the nursing practices of the clinical area comply with the Trusts policies and procedures
Participate and assist in setting standards of service user care based on sound research findings.
Participate and assist in systematic monitoring and evaluation of nursing practice within clinical area
Carry out nursing care based on the principles of individual care programmes/nursing process in accordance with specialist integrated Care Pathways.
Assist in the development and implementation of integrated care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments and models of care.
Support the implementation and maintenance of team working
Participate in process of potential new admissions to the service, including the assessment of such individuals in accordance with the agreed care pathway and completion of quality reports where appropriate.
Develop therapeutic relationships with service users and carers.
Participate in case supervision to monitor standards of service user care and documentation.
Participate in regular clinical supervision as per Trust policy.
Participate in managerial supervision.
Ensure the ward environment is conducive to promote service users health, safety and well being, thereby preserving and respecting each service users personal dignity, privacy, religious and cultural beliefs.
Incorporate health promotion and health education into your practice.
Ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.
Ensure the safe management of medicines and adhere to safe practice and principles of administration in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct and Trust Medicines Code.
Work in a professional and collaborative manner with the Multi-disciplinary team.
Participate and promote positive intra agency working.
Participate and assist in setting standards of service user care based on sound research findings. MANAGERIAL
Support the formulation and implementation of clinical and operational practices, and procedures as appropriate.
Participate in the induction of new staff and students. Act as mentor to junior nursing staff and students, including acting as preceptor to newly qualified nursing staff.
Support the implementation, monitoring and updating of an operational policy and philosophy for the clinical area.
Ensure the principles of Clinical Governance are incorporated in service delivery by maintaining a high quality service based on agreed clinical standards.
Ensure that service users are cared for within the confines of their respective Mental Health Act status and adhere to the requirements of the MHA 1983 and the corresponding Code of Practice.
Ensure adherence to and implementation of Effective Care Coordination within Clinical area.
Adhere to Trust policies and procedures.
Assist in the development of local protocols to ensure a high standard of service delivery is achieved and maintained.
Support the process of staff participation in the formulation of new ideas/suggestions to improve service user care and service delivery.
Ensure service users finances, money and valuables are cared for in accordance with Trust Financial Policies and Codes of Practice.
Ensure effective processes of communication are maintained within designated team.
Assist in the resolution of complaints and incidents at team level in accordance with Trust policy.
Participate in Serious Untoward Incident investigations/reviews as required
Assist in the maintenance and updating of the teams equipment and service schedules, and ensure regular maintenance, repair or replacement as required adhering to Health & Safety, COSHH and Medical Devices Agency regulations.
Assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of junior staff to ensure a comprehensive and consistent delivery of care is maintained.
Undertake delegated responsibilities as agreed with Clinical Team Manager/ Senior Nurse Practitioner. EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Provide mentorship/preceptorship to newly qualified nursing staff, including learners.
Organise and undertake teaching where appropriate.
Demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge in line with current research and evidence-based practice.
Take ownership of your own professional development.
Undertake training relevant to your role responsibilities and promote a positive learning environment.
Participate in the preceptorship and mentorship process.
Undertake Personal Development Plans with non-professionally qualified staff
Provide evidence to support development around the Trust Appraisal system which may include the KSF or other competency profiles.
Participate in regular supervision, engage in reflective practice and be committed to continued development.
Develop own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others. RESEARCH AND AUDIT
Ensure staff awareness of Clinical and Corporate Governance and the need for research-based practice.
Promote, undertake and participate in appropriate audit, quality assurance programmes and research as directed.
Undertake and participate in appropriate audit, quality assurance programmes and research as directed.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained), on the appropriate part of the NMC register and hold a current NMC registration
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
- Ability to communicate in a variety of settings.
- Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
- Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
- Effective time & workload management
- Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively
- IT skills
- Recovery model
- Mental Health Act (1983)
- Effective Care Coordination
- Relevant national policies and guidance
- Mental Capacity Act
- Evidence based and reflective practice
- Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection.
- Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines
- Clinical supervision
- Continuous Improvement
- High professional standards
- Responsive to service users
- Engaging leadership style
- Strong customer service belief
- Transparency and honesty
- Change oriented
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