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Staff Nurse Band 5

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 to work on Alt Ward a mixed acute ward at Clock View Hospital.

Alt Ward is a dynamic and challenging environment, with a hard-working and dedicated family of staff who strive to provide consistent, high standards of care to the diverse client base that we care for.

The range of skills you can learn and develop while working on Alt Ward is wide and varied, working in this environment can encourage you to become a dynamic, creative and strong leader as well provide you with the ability to think on your feet, problem solve and manage a challenging setting.

Future aims Alt Ward include therapeutic and psychological input for clients, this will be driven and provided by the staffing team so staff coming into this role will eventually be provided with additional training that you would not experience working in any of the other local division inpatient wards.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the Alt Ward team then we would love to hear from you!

You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills, completing venepuncture and ECG training.

There are also multiple opportunities to engage in further training such as STRIVE, THRIVE and post graduate certification in psychological interventions.

Main duties of the job

  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as a leading provider of community services, mental health care, physical health, addiction services and learning disability care.
  • Service users receive a high quality service and one which is free from stigma, discriminationand harm.
  • Staff are engaged with the delivery, innovation and continuous improvement of services to benefit service users.
  • Visible and responsive leadership, setting the standard for othersthroughout the division for all managers
  • The Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support will be embedded across the division for all staff and evident to service users.
  • To provide high quality, evidence based care within the Local Services Division for service users and their carers within inpatient and community services.
  • To carry out your duties as a practitioner under the supervision of a mentor.
  • To function as an associate nurse/named nurse/care coordinator/ to service users assisting in assessment, planning and evaluation and review of care, within a recovery focused model of care.
  • Where appropriate, to take part in a 24 hour system of rostering including internal rotation.

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

  • To coordinate the care of service users carrying out assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of their care under the guidelines of the Care Programme Approach and under the supervision of the line manager.
  • To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual.
  • To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the assessment and developing a care plan
  • To develop a risk management plan for service users, taking note of the contributions from other members of the team. Ensure that all significant people are aware of the risk management plan and are actioning it appropriately.
  • To direct unqualified staff in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to service users.
  • To participate in setting standards for care based on sound evidence based and research findings
  • To participate in the systematic monitoring and evaluation of service users that you have responsibility for with guidance from a supervisor.
  • To communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the communication of any relevant information which has an impact on the service users care
  • To use verbal and non-verbal communication skills gained through training or experience to impart sensitive information.
  • To check understanding of information where there are often barriers to effective communications due to distress, psychiatric symptoms or where English is not the first language
  • To use skills gained through training and experience to give and receive information to other individuals with regards to a service users care in the reviews and multi-disciplinary meetings. These individuals may be external to the Trust
  • To have knowledge of the Mental Health Act / Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation.
  • To support services users and their carers when the Mental Health Act is being used to admit the service user to hospital. To ensure that service user rights under the Mental Health Act are effectively communicated to them and outcomes documented
  • To provide and co-ordinate the provision of a range of therapeutic activities for service users and monitor their effectiveness.
  • To take responsibility for the safe administration of medication to service users ensuring that the Trust policies and procedures and the Nursing & Midwifery Councils regulations are adhered to

Person Specification Qualificatoins Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification by RMN
  • Degree
  • Evidence of post registration study.
  • Approved training in phlebotomy
Expereince Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
Knowledge&skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base regarding: ? Effective Care Co-ordination
  • Care Planning and evaluation
  • Quality and clinical audit
  • Health & Safety/Risk Management Mental Health Act
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurse's responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision
  • Appreciate the process of standard setting and audit

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