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Staff Nurse

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

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions.Acts as named nurse, lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate.To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to associate practitioners, healthcare assistants and students as appropriate.To be committed to and involved in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.To be responsible for the day to day running of the ward.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.To promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.

Main duties of the job

Maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs.

Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity are cared for in the least restrictive way; where restrictions are in place, considers whether a deprivation of liberty is occurring and raises this with the senior nurse.

Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures.

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.

Maintains and further develops a physical and psychological environment conducive to the provision of high quality care.Ensures the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients from all ward staff. Patients have a range of mental health conditions, may demonstrate behaviours that challenge and may have difficult family situations of relevance.

Acts as named nurse or lead professional for patients on Standard Care and may take responsibility as care co-ordinator for patients on Care Programme Approach as appropriate.

About us

Valuing our staffOur staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in peopleWe have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We invest in your training and developmentAll staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Continuous professional development is important to us. Once you're comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.

Salary sacrifice car lease schemeAll staff can apply to have a personal lease car financed via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health.
  • Working in an inpatient environment
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation

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