Amblescroft South Ward is looking for a kind and compassionate person to join their team as a Staff Nurse. Amblescroft South Ward is a purpose-built short-term dementia assessment unit based in the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury. If you are interested in the application of current research, psycho-social models of care, and environmental adaptations, this could be the role for you.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Main duties of the job
The role is active and rewarding applying person centred care and assessment for people experiencing changes in their needs due to their illness. Working within a diverse team, the role requires you to plan, provide, communicate and evaluate the care outlined within each person's behavioural support plan. Alongside providing direct care you will be assisting in admission screening, performance compliance and discharge planning.
Our team of psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and care home liaison services were named as AWP's 2020 Team of the Year. We foster a culture that puts the person's feelings at the forefront of their care.
As a new member of our team, you will be guided through a full induction, training and supervision to help settle you into the role and support you throughout. A comprehensive preceptorship programme is also offered for newly qualified staff. We welcome applicants who are newly qualified, experienced or returning to nursing.
Salisbury is a modern, medieval city famous for its 13th-century Cathedral. It is a city steeped in history and boasts many wooden-frame buildings dating back to medieval times. Salisbury lies between Southampton to the south and Bath to the north-west with great transport links to the surrounding area, including Stonehenge. Salisbury's rich history and abundance of amenities make it a great city to live in. The city has an almost village-feel to it and offers a unique location to settle into.
About us We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
Job description Job responsibilities
1. Clinical Practice ManagementObjective:To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include: Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing care Implementation of care and rehabilitation programme Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users Ability to implement research-based practice Following successful completion of preceptorship, ability to supervise junior and unqualified staff Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual clients; ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health Legislation Ensure the ordering storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983)2 Teaching, Education & Health PromotionObjective:To use own skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentoring opportunities for staff within designated areas and promote positive attitudes towards mental health. This will include: Regular provision of advice and mentoring to staff. Support the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre- and post registered students, novice practitioners, and new team members as directed.3 Continuing Professional DevelopmentObjective: To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that practice reflects best practice, remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing patient and NHS service needs, as outlined in the NHS Plan (2000). Abide by the legal rules, statutory regulations and professional responsibilities relating to practice as outlined in the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives Take responsibility for post-registration education and for continuing professional development as outlined in NMC Standards. To receive clinical supervision in accordance on a contracted and regular basis from an identified Senior Practitioner, as per trust Clinical Supervision Policy. To be aware of the need for appropriate management support and supervision from the line manager, and to maintain records of these meetings. Maintain Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). Work to the Clinical and Personnel Policies and Procedures of AWP Trust. Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues and act in accordance with the appropriate NMC standards and Trust policy, and ensure that others also work within these guidelines.4. Finance and WorkforceObjective;To make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models ensuring provision of best care possible. Follow Trust and Service Policies in regard to thesecurity of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public To take part in PEAT and environmental risk assessments as requested so that best use is made of resources. Manage temporary staffing resources in line with AWP best practice guidance Ensure that service provision is both safe and therapeutic within spanof knowledge. Effective time management Utilize electronic rostering systems (Rosterpro) Participate in education and training opportunities To take charge of the Unit in the absence of the Charge Nurse or Clinical Team Leader To be familiar with and comply with all Policies & Procedures operational within the Trust5 Record Keeping and AdministrationObjective:To maintain standards of record keeping and associated administration in accordance with AWP Trust Policy and local joint arrangements and professional guidelines. This will include: The upkeep of contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records inaccordance with relevant NMC Guidelines and Trust Policy. Work under the direction of Essence of Care lead. Contribute to the achievement of Controls Assurance Standards relating to Records Management within their span of control. Maintain safety of clients and staff within the Unit and ensure legal obligations are fulfilled.6 Evidence-Based Nursing, Practice Development & Clinical Audit Objective:To contribute to practice development activity and evidence-based mental health nursing.This will include: Undertake relevant practice development/research activity. Take part in a rolling programme of audit. Comply with activity as outlined in The Essence of Care. Work within the framework of AWP and Department of Health Research Governance.8 Professional Nursing AdviceObjective: Contribute to providing professional nursing advice within the post-holders area of responsibility and span of knowledge.
Person Specification Interest/Experience/Qualifications Essential
- RN3: Mental Health Nurse, Level 1
- Able to plan, implement and evaluate resident care and act accordingly if untoward changes occur
- Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
- Able to undertake clinical supervision, appraisal, mentorship, teaching and preceptorships for Student nurses, bands 2, 3 and 4 staff. Ensure all personal development needs are reported to team leader.
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