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Staff Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Uxbridge, Middx
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Staff Nurse For Colne Ward

Are you an ambitious qualified Mental Health Nurse? We have an exciting opportunity in Hillingdon to work in an 8 bedded male PICU ward which has been recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good'.

If you would like to develop your skill in the 'lease restrictive approach,' we would love you to join our team.

We are seeking nurses who are friendly, approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills. If you are committed to providing person centred care with a sound knowledge of best practice, this could be the opportunity for you.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

Our nurses work within our supportive nursing structure in developing and implementing assessments, treatments and recovery focused care for patients. You will receive ongoing support from your peers, ward/team manager and matron. You will also receive individual supervision as well as support in reflective practice groups.
  • To work as part of the Multi disciplinary team to support our Client's recovery.
  • Assessing dysfunction and observing and evaluating progress
  • Helping clients regain or improve coping abilities
  • Administrating psychotropic medication and monitoring the effects.
  • Promoting factor and environments that help prevent further ill health.

About us

We can offer you:o An opportunity to work on the outskirts of London with good transport links from Uxbridge to Hillingdon.o Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunitieso Support and guidance with Revalidationo Ongoing supervision and appraisalso Tailored education and development programme.o Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonieso Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package.

Job description Job responsibilities

Band 5 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Band 5 nurses are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
  • keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments
  • ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence based policies and procedures
  • ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. Band 5 nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by drawing support from more experienced nurses and other health professionals but also by supervising other staff and students nurses to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • Care planning: being able to assess patients, develop, implement and evaluate a care plan
  • Understanding how the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards impacts on their work and the people they are working with
  • Understanding how the Mental Health Act impacts on their work and the people they are working with
  • Understanding the concept of quality and their role in improving safety, clinical outcomes and the patient experience
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • Empowering and working in partnership
  • Safeguarding and advocacy
  • Infection control and Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • Manual Handling patients
  • Obtaining Consent
  • Medicines management and administration
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Help others in the team achieve their objectives and deliver safe, effective care
  • Mentor, teach and support others in the team
  • Supervise others in the team
  • Contribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in the community / mental health services either as a nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
  • oCaring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
  • oRespectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • oAble and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
  • oAble and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals
Other Essential
  • Able to work efficiently in the community

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