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Clinical Charge Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Sidcup, Kent,
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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Lesney Ward is an acute inpatient ward run by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust providing care for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

We are looking for a registered mental health nurse who can demonstrate a commitment to recognizing individuality and is able to work hard to ensure that patient's quality of life is enhanced. You must be able to demonstrate effective communication, a passion for working with people with and an understanding of the principles of person-centred care. You will also be able to work collaboratively with carers and colleagues within a highly professional multi-professional team.

We welcome applications from staff that are already on the NMC register with relevantexperience. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the delivery of care and therapy for our service users in many unique ways. You need to be a passionate role model in delivering care as well as keen to develop and build on your management and leadership skills.

A shift rota system operates, including weekends and night work. You will receive staff induction, in-house training and personal development reviews.

You will receive support and frequent supervision to help develop within this team.

Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.

Main duties of the job

  • Leading and supporting junior staff to deliver person centred care
  • Administration of medication and knowledge of medication management
  • Supporting the manager with managerial duties
  • Provide leadership in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Supporting the unit within the Duty Senior Nurse role
  • Demonstrating professionalism through role modelling and compassionate care.
  • Comprehensive assessments and care planning.
  • Provide collective and compassionate leadership to the team.

  • About us

    Oxleas - About Us

    Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

    Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
    • We're Kind
    • We're Fair
    • We Listen
    • We Care

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Clinical Skills1. Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.2. Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support: Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care; gettingfeedback and improving 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. Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance. Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report allincidents following trust policy.3. Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and riskmanagement that involves making decisions based on knowledge of theresearch evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their socialcontext, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.4. Supporting and supervising junior staff to develop the management of care needs through: Initial data collection Monitoring of individual service user / patient progress Feedback and discussion Producing reports and in-care reviews Devising a plan of care and interventions in partnership with service user, carer and MDT5. Coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in providing hands-on care to service users and evaluating processes of care delivered. This will include: Undertaking 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non judgmental way. Recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging theimportance of maintaining the service users respect and dignity at all timesand ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity. Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation working in partnership with service users, wider MDT and family/carers. Ensuring the monitoring and recording service user clinical observations are undertaken, such as physical observations and vital signs and treating or escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that does not fulfil the personal parameters to the relevant professional for treatment.Promote healthy lifestyles and give health promotion advice and support. Implementing the principles of recovery: encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest. Where appropriate contributing topsychological interventions.6. Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.7. Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse
    • Good English verbal and written
    Skills Essential
    • Leadership and management
    • Supervision of junior staff
    Experience Essential
    • Finished Preceptorship
    • Qualified more than a year

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