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RMN Band 5 - Mental Health (Healthy Ageing)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking to work for a manager and team that will make you feel empowered andproud to be a Nurse?To work in an environment that will allow you todevelop and flourish as a practitioner?Then the healthy ageing teams at St CharlesHospital might just have what you're looking for.

There is a common misconception that the healthy ageing wards work solely with patients diagnosed with dementia and this is NOT the case. On a typical basis over 50% of our patients are functioning patients suffering with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental health illness. What you will be offered here is the chance to catapult your career through exciting development opportunities!

My ward is an education unit. I want ALL my staff to learn, develop and be part of the innovative ideas that we create here on the older adult wards Samuel Opoku-Mensah, Ward Manager

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

Nursing, turning lives around, being the ears that our patients need;all the reasons you looked to become a Nurse.

In addition to this we want to offer you;
  • Flexible long working shift patterns to provide ahealthy work-life balance; three long days, 37.5 hours a week
  • Commitment tocareer mapping to ensure continuous professional development including opportunities such as CBT, DBT, ECG and venepuncture training. We want you to move on up!
  • An opportunity to work with an award-winning teamwho prides itself on continuous innovations
  • To work with a manager who is passionate about his staff, their wellbeing and their development; you will be well supported!
  • Excellentstaff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.

About us

Why work at St Charles Healthy Ageing Services?
  • Innovations- The team are at the forefront of creating new ideas to make our services better. This includes our exciting project in conjunction with St Pancras Hospital, where selected staff swap roles and duties with the adult nurses there to learn about each discipline and appreciate all aspects of care. We are very proud of this.
  • We have piloted another new innovation which we are very proud of; creating an app to allow vital signs to be taken for patients on tablets and immediately being uploaded to their health records, whilst also automatically alerting MDT staff when needed.
  • An opportunity to work with afun, energetic and passionate teamwho are committed to looking after each other as well as their patients- evidenced by their team outings; making sure they organise quarterly events for the staff such as bowling, boating or going for a meal. Your wellbeing is important to us and we care not just for our patients but for our staff too.
  • Off-siteshadowing opportunities- we want our staff to continuously develop and we will encourage you to shadow all of our many services within St Charles including HTT, CMHT, FRT and many more!

Job description Job responsibilities

Once the advert has closed you will be notified within 72 hours if you have been shortlisted for interview.

If you are passionate about making a difference to people's lives we want to hear from you and we will promise to develop you into a more accomplished practitioner.

Patient SafetyBand 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice Band 5 JD V2 November 2014.
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements. The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 5 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Clinical OutcomesBand 5 nurses contribute to the effectiveness of services by:
  • Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
  • Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process including assessing risks and needs
  • Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of others to ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinically effective care
  • Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give to patients but within their own limits of competency and confidence
  • Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
  • communicating well with all members of the team
  • understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve its objectives
  • reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflect on their practices in handovers and team meetings
  • identifying how care could be improved.

Patient Experience

Band 5 nurses contribute to the people using our services feeling respected and empowered to make decisions about their health and wellbeing by:
  • Working in partnership with patients and their families and carers
  • Gaining consent and, as far as possible, involving people in all decision making
  • Signposting patients and carers to supportive services e.g. the courses provided by the Recovery and Wellbeing College or services provided by the local authority or the voluntary sector
  • Reassuring people by being professional, responsive, knowledgeable and confident
  • Responding to complaints or concerns effectively and quickly in line with the Trust policy

Supporting yourself and others

Engaged staff are more productive and Band 5 nurses play a role in engaging in other staff members in the Trust and the work we do by:
  • Providing supervision and annual appraisals to other staff which helps those staff reflect on
  • their work, understand their objectives and monitors their progress towards achieving them
  • Participating constructively in their own supervision and annual appraisal processes
  • Using continuing professional development funds to consolidate or improve clinical skills and to gain mentorship skills so they can support student nurses

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered nurse Mental Health
  • Good literacy skills required for communication and record keeping and good numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
  • RGN qualification
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in the community / mental health services either as a band 5 nurse, a student nurse or health care assistant.
  • You do not require previous experience as a registered nurse
  • Previous experience of older adults mental health is desirable.
  • Previous experience as a qualified Nurse is desirable.
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Communication: 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 talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • IT Skills: Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • Nursing Skills You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • 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
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
  • Caring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
  • Respectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • Able 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
  • Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals

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