Staff Nurse - NIGHT CONTRACT

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Peterborough
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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£3000 Recruitment Bonus

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.

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.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Registered Mental Health (Night) 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.

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.

About us

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 carry out a full range of registered nurse duties, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patients condition and care with support from the nurse in charge.
  • To establish therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with NMC professional code of conduct.
  • To prioritise nursing care, recognise deterioration in a patients condition and alert senior staff immediately.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to, and implemented.
  • Empower service users by ensuring that they receive the relevant information about their treatment, medication, available services, advocacy services, ward routines and safety procedures


Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working with people with mental health difficulties/learning disability
  • Managing challenging behaviour
Knowledge and understanding Essential
  • Understanding of care planning using Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)
  • Basic understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Understanding of the principles of least restrictive practice
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Ability to carry out patient care including manual handling and physical interventions
Other Essential
  • Ability to undertake a minimum of one 7-hour Keeping in Touch (KIT) shift per quarter during daytime hours, i.e., early/late/day shift
  • Ability to undertake a minimum of 1 hour of supervision per month (either face to face or virtual)
  • Ability to attend incident debriefs where required (either face to face or virtual)
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including IT literacy (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of mental health presentations and appropriate interventions


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