Staff Nurse (Jasmine Ward)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum incl. HCAs
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Jasmines ward is a 16 bed mixed sex older persons ward based at Tolworth Hospital. We care primarily for those over the age of 75, with a range of Mental Health diagnoses; functional and organic. We employ a holistic, recovery focused approach and have a diverse MDT with numerous disciplines working collaboratively to deliver high standards of care. We are looking for Band 5 nurses who would like to develop their assessment, communication, and physical health skills/knowledge base.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.
  • Co-ordinating shifts and ensure the smooth running of the ward.
  • Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centered care; getting feedback and improving care plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.
  • Liaising and working positively with members of the multi-disciplinary team and partner organisations, to ensure that appropriate and individual treatment is provided.
  • Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service usercompliance.
  • You will also have opportunities to work with student nurses (in a supervisor role and possibly as an assessor if qualified).

  • You need to have a genuine passion in working with elderly patients and be willing to make a difference in their lives. You will be expected to deliver high standards of care, incorporating the recovery approach to cover all aspects of health needs and risks within a safe environment by working closely with the relevant community services. This will involve giving support to individuals to meet their psychological and physical health needs.

    About us

    Your Development

    We know that our people are key to delivering outstanding care for our patients. Our Service Line offers fantastic learning opportunities for the developing and experienced nurses. We are looking for you to develop and embed core skills and standards, apply your experience and skills to improve patient care, influence strategic direction to ensure thorough patients' flow and work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to drive care models forward. You will be supported to do this work by a very welcoming and forward-thinking team.

    About the location

    Tolworth Hospital has good transport links to London via Surbiton and Tolworth Railway Station. There are also several buses that service the local high-street and a bus from Kingston and New Malden that stops outside the hospital. Both Tolworth and Surbiton have major high street chain shops and restaurants. Parking for staff is available at subsided rates. The Tolworth Site is also undergoing extensive rebuilding work to provide a better experience to our service users and working environment for staff.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Our Values

    South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

    We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as good however we aim to be outstanding.

    We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is making life better together.

    When you join us, youll be part of something special an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

    As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

    Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
    • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered
    • Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered
    • Learning Disabilities Nurse
    • Mentorship qualification
    Experience and Knowledge Essential
    • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
    • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
    • Experience of shift co-ordination.
    • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students
    Skills and Abilities Essential
    • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
    • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
    • IT skills
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.

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