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Staff Nurse (Recruitment Bonus of £1000)

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have exciting opportunities for nurses to join our low secure mental health services, here at Clifton House in York. Working with Female patients we value your skills and experiences to be part of our multidisciplinary team, and your wellbeing is a priority we value. We require the post holders to be an effective team player; committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Clifton House will offer you a stimulating, challenging and rewarding working environment where you will contribute to the continual development of the service and the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.

You will have excellent communication skills, be self-assured, emotionally resilient and adaptable to patient needs. Maintaining clear boundaries and consistencies within the team you will be working closely with and guided by the wider MDT.

You will be offered support and supervision in order to ensure safe and effective Nursing practice and will gain an understanding of the Mental Health Act and the criminal justice system. You will be closely involved in developing recovery care pathways for patients alongside their families and carers and will empower them at all stages of care and treatment.

Please feel free to contact Rob Hewitt, Clinical Team Manager for Bluebell ward to discuss the available opportunities further on 01904 294100.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a staff nurse on a forensic hospital ward, providing quality mental health nursing care to female service users with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

You will work as part of multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, treatment and support including nursing and therapeutic interventions.

You will undertake the role of primary nurse and be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a designated group of service users.

You will understand and work within the framework of the Mental Health Act, and employ robust risk assessment and risk management skills.

About us

To help attract experienced Nurses to this exciting opportunity we are pleased to be able to offer a golden hello Recruitment Bonus of £1000 for any experienced nurses joining our Forensic Service. This Recruitment Bonus is available to all externalexperienced Nurses and will be paid £500 upon commencement with LYPFT, and then £500 per year following 12 months in post. Unfortunately, this bonus is not available to existing LYPFT staff.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To undertake the role of primary nurse for a designated group of service users, be responsible for the assessment of care needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for that group of service users.
  • To provide clinical leadership, supervising, supporting and appraising junior members of staff including healthcare support workers and students as required.
  • To undertake the role of shift co-ordinator or security nurse within the unit as required. Ensuring the implementation of agreed care plans, high quality nursing care and evidence based practice within the clinical service area.
  • To undertake the role of care co-ordinator to individual service user, providing, in conjunction with the MDT, specialist packages of care for service users with a history of offending behaviour linked to their mental disorder
  • To facilitate comprehensive risk assessment and management plans using the HCR-20 and develop treatment and recovery plans for service users within a secure environment
  • To maintain clear and accurate clinical/medication records whilst ensuring their practice complies with the Mental Health Act, Code of Practice, the NMC Professional Code of Conduct, and the policies and procedures of Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT)
  • To demonstrate clinical leadership to all staff and will deputise to the charge nurse as required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of MH Nurse Role
  • Understanding of CPA
  • Understanding of the MHA
Skills Essential
  • Patient and Carer focused

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