Ramsbottom Ward is a 10 bedded unit for female older people with both organic and functional illnesses. Going forward, the ward is due to become a female organic assessment ward. We aim to offer the best care we can provide to both patients and those that support them. We will work with families and carers on a discharge pathway back into the community, into their own homes and where this is not possible, assist in a smooth and dignified transfer into permanent care.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to undertake all aspects of the role identified in the job description and meet the requirements of the person specification. The role will involve delivering person centred care to the patients on the ward. You will be responsible for a wide range of tasks such as care planning and implementation, risk assessment, physical health assessment, liaising with the wider MDT, participating in ward rounds and fulfilling the role of named nurse.
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople
and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Provide safe and effective care
- Fulfil the role of Named Nurse
- Co-ordinate a shift
- Supervise junior staff
- Strive to provide an outstanding service
- Be clear about the ward vision and the role that the qualified nurse plays within the multidisciplinary team
- Engage in learning and development
- Contribute to growth through regular supervision and annual appraisal
- Be a member of a team, establishing your own role within that team
- Be a leader, setting an example for other members within the team
Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Must have a good understanding of both numeracy and language skills
- Mentorship qualification
- Qualification in Dementia Care
- Experience of admission and discharge process
- Experience of using therapeutic interventions with older people with mental health problems including dementia
- Current experience of older adult acute inpatient wards
- Providing supervision and IPDR to junior staff
- Knowledge base in terms of Older Adult patients with Dementia
- Knowledge and understanding of current Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act legislation
- Experience completing care plans and risk assessments
- Experience in Continuing Healthcare Framework and processes
- Knowledge of the impact of physical ill-health on the mental health of older people
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Able to communicate effectively and provide documentation according to Trust standards
- Ability to work with other professionals to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical decision making and care planning
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to engage with patients and carers in care planning
Work Related Circumstances Essential
- Have the use of a car or access to means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint
- Must be flexible and able to work on an internal rota basis across nights and days
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