Registered Nurse (RMN)

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Rehabilitation and Recovery service is an exciting and innovative service that uses a stepped approach to our inpatient care and has the additional resource of a transitional in-reach and outreach team (The Recovery Centre).

The service is focussed heavily on multidisciplinary and multi-agency team working with the service being made up of staff members from LYPFT, Community Links, Leeds Mind and Touchstone - all working in partnership under a managed network, within LYPFT. The service aims:

To provide rehabilitation and recovery based services that enable people

to define, build and live a meaningful, independent and satisfying life'

We are looking for a permanent Two Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse who is motivated and passionate about working in a rehabilitation and recovery model of care and will work as part of our in-patient team at Asket House.

All levels of pre and post-registration experience will be considered however the post would not be open to a precepteee.

You must have a positive attitude towards innovation and change and have a responsible and flexible approach. We expect excellent interpersonal and team working skills and an enthusiastic approach towards your own personal and professional development. You should have a positive and caring attitude towards service users and must be keen to contribute to service development.

Main duties of the job

The service is established on strong principles of recovery and partnership working and all candidates must have strong values around recovery, social inclusion and diversity.

You will take on a keyworker role, contribute to the coordination of shifts, provide reports and assessments and engage in the delivery of a care pathway plan to support, promote and further develop the skills and the ability of service users. There are opportunities to get involved and/or train for nurse led CBT and family therapy.

The successful candidate will work with the service users providing assessment, formulation, care planning and delivery as Keyworker, Associate Nurse or Allocated Nurse roles. This will include the provision of highly skilled care, psychological interventions, assessment and management of risk, and promotion of recovery principles in mental health. They will act as shift co-ordinators when allocated and may also be the Nurse in Charge.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To support the co-ordination of clinical care within the inpatient units ensure key working teams work within the defined care pathway
  • provide evidence based assessments and intervention (directly or indirectly) that improves the quality of life of service users requiring support to optimise their recovery.
  • maintain a commitment to person centred care and to promote the use of the recovery model where appropriate engaging service users in all aspects of their care.
  • promote the physical health and wellbeing of clients by supporting assessment and interventions that facilitates access to relevant screening and information around medication, diet, nutrition, exercise, sensible drinking and smoking cessation
  • Will engage in the learning of student nurses, professionals, carers and service users.
  • Participate in managerial supervision and participate in performance review/PDP with identified supervisor
  • Experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet service user needs.
  • Knowledge of Wellbeing and Recovery Care Plan and CPA framework
  • Demonstrates experience in assessing risk and formulating safety plans and risk management plans.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, and how this impacts on service users recovery journeys.
  • Has a good working knowledge of psychological approaches in mental health

Person Specification Professional Qualification Essential
  • RMHN
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with service users who have severe and enduring mental health problems and their carers, using a person-centred recovery approach.
  • Experience/Understanding of working within a recovery based clinical frame of reference, models and approaches
Value Essential
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of sound evidence based health interventions when delivering care

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