Ashdown Psychiatric Intensive Care Unitare looking for like-minded enthusiastic and dedicated Registered Mental Health Nurses who share our ward vision of: Supporting people in crisis by delivering safe and effective person centred, evidence based care at a high standard
Ashdown is a 6 bedded male Psychiatric intensive Care Unit (PICU), this is an excellent opportunity to work within a specialist service supporting those in crisis.
Closely affiliated with NAPICU, we are working to improve the care and treatment for our service user population, and help guide current and future practice within this complex field of work. Our philosophy puts the service user at the centre of their care and supports carer's and families to maximise their resource towards better lives.
Working alongside a supportive and cohesive team, youwill have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate shift coordination and show competent nursing skills within the clinical area to both the registered and unregistered staff. You will be able to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring continuity of care and implementation of trust policies.
Developmental support will be provided through the supervision structure and ward manager. There is prospect for providing access to training, which focuses on clinical, management and leadership skills. This is in addition to receiving a comprehensive induction package on commencing employment on the ward.
Main duties of the job
o Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing care.
o Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users.
o To complete risk assessments alongside NAPICU guidance.
o Ability to implement research-based practice
o To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise.o Ensure that service provision is both safe and therapeutic within spanof knowledge.
o Effective time management
o Utilize electronic rostering systems (Rosterpro)
o Participate in education and training opportunitieso The upkeep of patient records in accordance with relevant NMC Guidelines and Trust Policy.
o Maintain safety of clients and staff within the Unit and ensure legal obligations are fulfilled.o Take part in a rolling programme of audit.
About us We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust):
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Job description Job responsibilities
1. Clinical Practice ManagementTo carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include: Undertaking a comprehensive, person-centred, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service users to provide the best nursing care Implementation of care and rehabilitation programme Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users Ability to implement research-based practice Following successful completion of preceptorship, ability to supervise junior and unqualified staff Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual clients; ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health Legislation Ensure the ordering storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010,Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983)
2 Teaching, Education & Health PromotionTo use own skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentoring opportunities for staff within designated areas and promote positive attitudes towards mental health. This will include: Regular provision of advice and mentoring to staff. Support the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre- and post-registered students, novice practitioners, and new team members as directed.
3 Continuing Professional Development To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that practice reflects best practice, remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing patient and NHS service needs, as outlined in the NHS Plan (2000). Abide by the legal rules, statutory regulations and professional responsibilities relating to practice as outlined in the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives Take responsibility for post-registration education and for continuing professional development as outlined in NMC Standards. To receive clinical supervision in accordance on a contracted and regular basis from an identified Senior Practitioner, as per trust Clinical Supervision Policy. To be aware of the need for appropriate management support and supervision from the line manager, and to maintain records of these meetings. Maintain Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974). Work to the Clinical and Personnel Policies and Procedures of AWP Trust. Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues and act in accordance with the appropriate NMC standards and Trust policy, and ensure that others also work within these guidelines.
4. Finance and WorkforceTo make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models ensuring provision of best care possible. Follow Trust and Service Policies in regard to the security of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public To take part in PEAT and environmental risk assessments as requested so that best use is made of resources. Manage temporary staffing resources in line with AWP best practice guidance Ensure that service provision is both safe and therapeutic within spanof knowledge. Effective time management Utilize electronic rostering systems (Rosterpro) Participate in education and training opportunities To take charge of the Unit in the absence of the Charge Nurse or Clinical Team Leader To be familiar with and comply with all Policies & Procedures operational within the Trust
5 Record Keeping and AdministrationTo maintain standards of record keeping and associated administration in accordance with AWP Trust Policy and local joint arrangements and professional guidelines. This will include: The upkeep of contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records in accordance with relevant NMC Guidelines and Trust Policy. Work under the direction of Essence of Care lead. Contribute to the achievement of Controls Assurance Standards relating to Records Management within their span of control. Maintain safety of clients and staff within the Unit and ensure legal obligations are fulfilled.
6 Evidence-Based Nursing, Practice Development & Clinical Audit
To contribute to practice development activity and evidence-based mental health nursing. This will include: Undertake relevant practice development/research activity. Take part in a rolling programme of audit. Comply with activity as outlined in The Essence of Care. Work within the framework of AWP and Department of Health Research Governance.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RN3: Mental Health Nurse, Level 1
Professional Registration Essential
- NMC pin or about to receive NMC pin
- Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
- Able to communicate effectively and efficiently with other members of the team
- Able to develop an excellent therapeutic relationship; function as named nurse undertaking all aspects of the nursing process in order to provide best possible patient care
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