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Staff Nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Margate
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Woodchurch Ward is a mixed 15 bedded admissions Ward. Care is provided on a needs led basis covering Functional and Organic illnesses. We are based on the QEQM site in Thanet. This is one of two wards that make up Thanet Mental Health inpatient services and both have close and integrated working relationships. These wards are due to be fully refurbished and therefore as part of the team you will have a say in the very exciting new development of the environment for the delivery of future care.

This is a professional role that involves providing 24-hour person-centred care and support to people currently experiencing a decline in their mental health. The role provides an excellent opportunity for a professional to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a supportive ward and team environment.

The right person will need to demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of all individuals that are experiencing a mental health decline, and valuing their rights is a pre-requisite.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing professional Nursing care, treatment and assessment in a mixed male/female environment.
  • Administration of medication, monitoring effects and side-effects, and convey information as part of the MDT.
  • Ensuring clear documentation of patient records, including admission and discharge.
  • Named nurse for a patient group
  • Following relevant Mental Health Act/Dols/Informal Procedures
  • Supervisions/Appraisals
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Ensuring Mandatory training updated
  • Working as part of Multidisciplinary team
  • Liaising with carers/relatives
  • Working within NMC registration and guidelines.
  • Managing shift and supervising team


About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are delighted to announce that an excellent and exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of a band 5 Staff Nurse. This is an exciting time to join the team for a key role in an ever-expanding Multidisciplinary team. As a key professional, you will be able to demonstrate that you are motivated, flexible, and able to meet the professional challenges that all NHS staff are faced with. This will be a role that have a supportive team wrapped around the professional to help them develop any skills that are required, and will at the same time be a very rewarding, where the client is at the centre of all our interventions. If you are an experienced professional or new to the role this is an opportunity to help shape the Thanet Mental Health inpatient services and develop teams. We offer a very robust preceptorship programme too newly qualified nurse. If you are an experienced Nurse there are many opportunities for further development.

The post holder will work as an active member of the ward team over the 24-hour period. Under the direction of the Ward Manager, the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care, as appropriate.
  • Registered mental nurse/Diploma in mental health nursing.
  • Sound knowledge of current mental health issues and treatments, including psychiatric medication and their side effects, with concurrent knowledge of common physical health issues and treatments and their impact on mental health.
  • To liaise with other members of the Multi Professional Team in the planning and participation of patient treatment and the development of care programmes
  • To be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills within a multidisciplinary setting
  • To have sound knowledge of the principles and processes of the Care Programme Approach and its application to practice
  • To liaise with other members of the Multi Professional Team in the planning and participation of patient treatment and the development of care programmes
  • To be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills within a multidisciplinary setting
  • To be able to analyse and take appropriate action from information gathered
  • To act as the named nurse for a defined group of patients
  • To comply with the Kent and Medway Infection Control Policy and procedures


Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Previous experience in Mental health
Desirable
  • Previous experience in Older adults
Qualification Essential
  • Qualified nurse result
Desirable
  • Physical health knowledge
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
Desirable
  • Advanced communiocation skills


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