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Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse(s) within the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys AMH Inpatient service based at West Park Hospital on the PICU ward , Cedar Ward.

Cedar ward is a purpose built mental health ward providing a range of services including 10 inpatient bedrooms with en-suite facilities for working age adults . The hospital has numerous vocational and therapeutic areas in a friendly, caring and therapeutic environment.

The PICU ward provides intensive nursing for those with acute mental health disorders.

Each inpatient ward is fully equipped with appropriate activity and therapeutic space to enable patients to recover in a timely way so that they can be safely discharged back into their community with identified support packages.

The treatments and interventions offered include:
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychological Therapy (inc. psychologically informed care)
  • social activities
  • gym sessions
  • outdoor activities
  • access to external agencies as and when required ie housing, CRB
  • patient involvement via community meeting
  • chaplaincy services
  • involvement in formulation meeting planning, care on the ward and discharge planning
  • trauma informed care
  • on discharge patients are offered the chance to become involved on interview panels.

Main duties of the job

Daily roles would include the following :

- Taking, receiving and complying comprehensive handovers.

-Share/lead in the daily report out with the extended MDT.

-To allocate tasks to the team, appropriate to their skill level and experience.

-Attend Formulation's/reviews/discharges, where you would contribute, document and arrange.

-Contact with the wider MDT on a daily basis.

-Contact and engagements with families/carers.

-1:1 interaction with patients.

-Administer medication.

-Mentor of students.


-Well written documentation, care plans etc.

Daily MDT report outs and discussions aid the holistic approach to our care on Cedar Ward and contribute to the effective treatment and management of each patient, whilst considering discharge planning throughout their in-patient journey.

Cedar Ward works collaboratively with patient's relatives and carers to provide needs led, patient centred approach, managing risk, developing a plan of care and recovery focused therapeutic interventions, working towards a safe planned discharge.

We will support you by offering regular supervision, training opportunities and encourage your development and role within this developing team on the delivery of Patient Centred Care, support for carers and evidence based practice.

The successful applicants will be expected to work shifts covering 24/7 days and nights and public holidays.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

Additional contact details - Cedar Ward - 01325 552140

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • Have some knowledge of the recovery model
Experience Essential
  • Worked with people with mental health in a recovery setting or has an understanding of recovery
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers

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