Nurse Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum (+ £1200 recruitment and retention premium)
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses to provide a high standard of care to inpatients on the Chesterton Unit (female low secure unit) and Marlowe Unit (male low secure unit).

The post will initially be based on either Chesterton or Marlowe Ward depending on preference, however moving forward may be required to work elsewhere across the division.

The post will be based at Hollins Park Hospital working 37.5 hours per week covering Monday to Sunday 24/7 on a rota basis. This post includes working night hours on a rota basis.

Supporting the service we have a Forensic Outreach Team, Medical staff including Forensic Consultant Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Psychology, Social Worker and Nursing Teams. As part of our role we also act as a gatekeeping service to low secure on behalf of the North West Specialised Commissioning Team.

There is now a Recruitment and Retention Premia being paid to staff nurses in the Low Secure Wards within the Secure and SPLD division of £1200 per annum pro rata.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Nurse Practitioner is to co-ordinate, provide and monitor the nursing care of the designated group of service users during the inpatient episode. The post holder will be required to supervise and co-ordinate Nursing Staff, Student Nurses and Health Care Assistants with an overriding purpose of supporting the provision of the highest quality service user care.

All inpatients will be treated in accordance with the 'Care Programme Approach' (CPA) by the multi-disciplinary team. The structured clinical model outcomes are supported by the 'Living Life Well' recovery model which is used within inpatient services.

About us

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

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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability nurse, registered on the NMC register.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Skills Essential
  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to carry out Personal Safety Training
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge, understanding and use of the Care Programme Approach (CPA).Promotes people's equality, diversity and rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act legislation
  • Knowledge of Service Governance
  • Commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of therapeutic boundaries
Values Essential
  • Continuous improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

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