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Staff Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disabilities Nurse looking for an opportunity to influence the care and the wellbeing of older people? If so we have an excellent opportunity for you at the Mount Hospital in Leeds. This advert would be of particular interest to you if you have a genuine desire to work with this service user group and you want to work in a stimulating, friendly and caring environment where you can make a difference in people's lives.

We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic Band 5 nurses both experienced and newly qualified to join our dedicated teams. We are looking for nurses who are compassionate and also have the ability to advocate a forward thinking approach which ensures the service users we care for have a strong voice in their care and treatment. If you are committed to providing outstanding care with a sound knowledge of best practice and person centred care - this is the opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for efficiently co-ordinating and managing day to day care on the ward. You will be a confident role model, providing leadership to a team of support workers and other junior colleagues and students. You will work with service users, families and other carers to assess service user need, develop care plans and implement planned interventions. You must be able to adapt your approach to fit the needs of the individual and be able adjust your routines to the varying tempo of the activities and daily business of the ward.

As a Nurse joining our Older People's inpatient Service you will have an intrinsic role within the multi-disciplinary team and have a responsibility to contribute to the effective running of the service and future service development. A flexible, innovative and creative approach to care and a commitment to working with & supporting different disciplines as a member of the MDT are essential. The Mount provides a learning environment for students of all disciplines. The post holder should have an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards learners and their development and equally a commitment to their own professional development.

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

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy as a detailed guide of the main duties of the post
  • The post holder will ensure compliance with the highest standards of clinical and professional care for themselves and junior colleagues
  • The nurse will undertake assessments of care which lead to the development of detailed and relevant care plans which enhance/maintain the quality of life and independence of service users.
  • Acts as a key worker for an identified group of service users
  • The role will complement the senior clinical nurse in overseeing the efficiency and effectiveness of the care given. Through active co-ordination and guidance this role will ensure individual service users receive their planned and agreed care by the clinical team.
  • Participates in the facilitation of therapeutic approaches, which provide high quality nursing care to service users in line with clear and well-documented care plans.
  • This role expects the integration into practice of clinical supervision, reflective practice, personal professional development, evidence and researched based care for themselves and those they supervise.
  • The role expects a personal and professional responsibility to be taken by the clinical nurse when providing or supervising the care given to service users.
  • Assist in the implementation of the care programme approach and demonstrate an ability to deliver care as required
  • On a planned basis, evaluate the effectiveness of packages of care, which have been delivered
  • Complies with and assists in the maintenance of an effective system for assessing, managing and minimising levels of clinical risk
  • Demonstrates a meaningful commitment to user carer issues, developing initiatives, which encourage their involvement in care planning and delivery
  • This role expects the active involvement and integration into practice of local and national initiatives/legislation.

The Mount is a mental health unit based in Leeds City Centre. It comprises of 4 wards dedicated to the provision of acute inpatient care, support and treatment for older people with dementia and acute mental health needs. We are committed to improving service provision, and actively engaging staff in developing new initiatives and standards of care. You will be encouraged to develop creative ideas that support service users, carers, fellow professionals and the service as a whole. We offer comprehensive on-going support and professional development to all our staff including appraisals, personal development plans, short term and long term study opportunities and a robust clinical supervision structure.

The post holder will ensure that our services are provided in a way that is consistent with our values, supporting and promoting an organisational culture which values: innovation, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. The successful candidate will be compassionate but assertive, work well within a team and be passionate about providing a high-quality service

Please click the link below to see our YouTube video about nursing development opportunities at the Mount: (if the link doesnt open for you please copy and paste into your browser)

The dedicated team at The Mount provides excellent support, and care services, and is committed to the continued delivery of this care. This is reinforced by some consistent feedback from those using our services:

The team is welcoming, forward thinking and passionate about what they do and the care they give. Person centred care is at the heart of all they do

Thanks to all the staff at the Mount for the fantastic care and support given to me and to my family over the last few months. I dont know how Iwould have managed without the care on the ward. I will be forever grateful

To encourage experienced Nursing staff to apply for these exciting opportunities we are pleased to be able to offer a golden hello Recruitment Bonus of £1000 for any experienced Nursing staff joining our Older Peoples Inpatient Service. This Recruitment Bonus is available to all external experienced Nursing applicants (not preceptees) and will be paid £500 upon commencement with LYPFT, and then £500 after a qualifying 6 months in post. Unfortunately this bonus is not available to existing LYPFT staff.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RNLD
Interest Essential
  • Expresses an interest in working with older people with mental health problems/Dementia

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