Nurse Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for newly qualified or established Nurse Practitioners to join our team on Grasmere Ward. This is a 15 bedded female acute ward.

You will be supported within a multidisciplinary team consisting of occupational therapists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, activity workers and assistant practitioners.

We provide a range of training and educational opportunities, clinical supervision and peer group support.

Main duties of the job

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).

Maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

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 wellbeing, 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.

Please see job description for further details.

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
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • 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
Skills 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
Skills Essential
  • 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

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