£3000 The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our Adult Inpatient Mental Health wards. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, working within the unique Adult 3-3-3 inpatient system will give you the opportunity to practice a full range of core mental health nursing skills and to also teach, supervise and support colleagues.
For those in our care, spending time on our mental health units can have a huge impact on their recovery and lives, for our staff, it is a career-changing experience with fantastic development opportunities.
If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals in an environment where staff wellbeing matters, then we want to hear from you.
Main duties of the job
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure.
The post holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.
They will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care on night shifts, and will have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.
The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation.
They will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and that they act within their sphere of responsibility, managing the night shift in the absence of the Ward Manager or the designated deputy.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.
Job description Job responsibilities Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
- To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
- To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
- To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.
- To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
- To promote carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
- To establish therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
- To demonstrate care and compassion in your work.
- To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies.
- To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC) NMC registration
- Post graduate qualification relating to ward specialism
- Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
- Additional qualification for specialism
- Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Basic level of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
- Experience relating to ward specialism
- Lived experience of mental health
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office). Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members.
- Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that your supporting.
- Able to keep calm and respond appropriately under pressure
- Effective time management and organisation skills
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
- Knowledge of physical healthcare needs.
- Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
- Basic understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
- Basic understanding of legislation relating to care including - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act
- Understanding of the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
Physical Requirements Essential
- Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
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