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Staff Nurse - Saffron Ward

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Role Summary:

As a qualified nurse you would be a vital member of the team in delivering person centred care to those admitted onto the ward. You will be working with people who can be very distressed and display some very challenging behaviours. It will be your responsibility to provide reassuranceand distraction, using care and compassion,for the people living with dementia. You will also be responsible for a wide range of tasks such as care planning and implementation, risk assessment, physical health assessment, liaising with the wider MDT, ward rounds and you will be a named nurse.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • Provide Safe and Effective Care
  • Be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care
  • Treatthose living with dementiaas individuals
  • Strive to provide an outstanding service
  • Be clear about the ward vision and the role that the qualified nurse plays within the team
  • Engage in learning and development and provide mentorship to others
  • Contribute to growth through regular supervision and annual appraisal
  • Be a member of a team, establishing your own role within that team
  • To be a leader, setting an example for others members within the team
  • Adhere to all Trust policies, procedures and guidelines

Main duties of the job

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Saffron Ward

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Saffron is a 23 bedded intermediate care ward admitting patients from both the community (step up beds) and Stepping Hill hospital (Step down beds) . We deliver outstanding holistic care and treatment to patients presenting with delirium/depression and dementia that are not optimized and thus unsafe to return to their usual place of residency.. Our aim is for our patients to be physically and mentally optimized and placed in the most appropriate setting. we also carry out cognitive testing where appropriate and work with our Consultant Psychiatrist in giving new diagnosis of dementia and manage/treat such symptomatology.

We work collaboratively with the MDT, families/ carers and social care, in ensuring a holistic care plan and contingency is achieved to secure an effective and robust discharge plan. Saffron Ward is a very busy and rewarding environment. We are supported by a full multidisciplinary team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapists and Speech and language Therapists, support and therapy workers. We also work closely with our mental health liaison team and memory assessment services when patients require signposting/further reviews.

About us

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#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

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

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience. You will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • First level registered nurse, RMN or RN in Mental Health
  • Must have a good understanding of both innumeracy and language skills.
  • Qualification in psychosocial interventions an advantage
  • Completed Preparation for Mentorship
Experience Desirable
  • Current experience of adult acute inpatient wards
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge base in terms of this client group
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Be able to perform required duties of the post.
  • Must be flexible and able to work on an internal rota basis across nights and days
  • Experience of working within a psychosocial model of care delivery
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Must be flexible and able to work on an internal rota basis across nights and days
  • Must be willing to develop competencies within the scope of professional practice to meet service needs
  • Must be willing to develop competencies within the scope of professional practice to meet service needs Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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