Staff Nurse - Older Adult Mental Health - Hereford

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Cantilupe ward is a ten bedded acute in patient ward for older adults with organic mental health problems , requiring in patient care and treatment. Patients requiring admission often have complex physical co morbidities and applicants should have an interest in both mental and physical health care delivery. We also have close links with the Hospice and receive training to enable End of Life Care to be delivered in the ward when appropriate.

The ward has a multi disciplinary team approach to deliver holistic care , including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, activity support workers , psychiatry consultants and junior doctors. You will also work alongside colleagues in Adult Social Care. We welomes and supports student nurses as part of our team.

There is a rotational shift pattern system over a 24 hours / seven day period. . The day starts at 0730hrs till 2000hrs and the night shift at 1930hrs till 0800hrs . The post is full time but part time hours would be considered.

Main duties of the job

Your day will commence with clinical handover from outgoing shift and you will then plan the day ahead with your team. This will include allocation of patient care and therapeutic activities. Ensuring all activities of daily living are supported in a person centred way focussing on independence and well being. Medication administration, liaising with the medical and therapy team, care planning, risk assessments, discharge planning , MDT meetings and ensuring the Mental Health Act is correctly administered. You will supervise health care support workers and junior colleagues.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Caring for older adults with organic mental health illness
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Interest in physical health conditions
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Ability to work flexibly to cover a 24 hour/365 day service
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to lead and support team
  • Working in a pressured environment
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered nurse mental health or adult branch
  • Current Full UK Professional Registration
  • Completion of preceptorship
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of evidence based intervention in this patient group.
  • Risk Assessment
  • Person Centred care
  • Knowledge of Mental capacity act and DOLS and the interface with the Mental Health Act
  • An interest or experience in Dementia Car Mapping

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