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Staff Nurse (Hospital at Night Team)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN)/ Learning Disability Nurses (RNLD)with a passion for delivering outstanding care, to join our hospital at night service to cover our many in-patient areas including acute mental health wards, complex care, and Rehabilitation services across Sefton and Liverpool areas

We support all of our nurses to grow and develop their skills in our work place. In achieving this we ensure that our patients receive the best care and our staff continue to learn, develop and work within their scope of practice in accordance with NMC guidance

The following attributes are essential
  • Committed to a high standard of service delivery
  • Confident and calm under pressure when working in a busy clinical environment
  • Able to work flexibly and show willingness to work across locality clinics
  • In possession of good communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Main duties of the job

To compliment night staff safer staffing numbers

Take charge of the ward you are deployed to

Liaise with night coordinators/relatives/agencies

Monitor the physical health of patients and be confidently able to escalate any issues

Produce outstanding written reports based on your nursing assessments & observations

Work closely with the management team to develop the service, audit, & improve quality

Attend all training and engage in CPD to further knowledge & promote nursing

Under NMC guidelines, ensure that individual care plans are complete & maintained collectively with service users, relatives & other healthcare professionals

Administer medicines within the trust policy

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are looking to recruit Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our Hospital at Night Team

Due to new investment Local Services Division are seeking interest from Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our recently recruited band 6 night unit coordinators to provide support across all inpatient wards within the division.

The Band 5 positions (and unit coordinators) are additional posts to the wards established budgets and have been created to ensure there is more Registered Nurse support out of hours.

Applicants are required to have completed their preceptorship and be able to demonstrate a passion for person centred care in line with Trust values. Being flexible to meet the needs of the service is a key element to the role. Applicants also need to have the personal qualities to form effective working relationships with a variety of different staff groups.

Successful applicants are expected to mobilise across the division as a requirement of the role, induction and supervision will be given. Negotiated rotational periods on days to ensure well-being, training and learning needs are maintained in line with best practice will be facilitated.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification by RMN, AHP Social Worker
  • Degree
  • Approved training in phlebotomy
  • Evidence of post registration study.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base regarding:
  • Care Planning and evaluation
  • Health & Safety/Risk Management Mental Health Act
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurse's responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision.
  • Effective Care Co-ordination
  • Quality and clinical audit.
  • Appreciate the process of standard setting and audit.
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discrete

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