Staff Nurse

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£26,937 to £33,110 a year inc fringe HCAs
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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If you are looking for a step into healthcare, SABP can offer you a great environment that will enable you to develop your skills. Our flexible working patterns of long days, and nights give options that support an improved work life balance.

We are excited to be recruiting 5 Registered Nurse post to our teams.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

The Meadows is a single storey building in the grounds of the Noble Park housing development in the former West Park Hospital site in Epsom. It is a 24/7 hospital service with 24 beds for the care of people aged over 65 years who have dementia or organic mental ill-health (i.e decreased function due to medical or physical disease, rather than a psychiatric illness).

There are three single sex wards, each with eight beds:
  • One ward is for people with mental ill-health (functional, e.g bipolar or depression)
  • Two wards are for people with dementia.


Main duties of the job

· To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific group of service user

· To supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

· To lead the clinical management of designated of service users, in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care

· To ensure the junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity

· To observe report and record changes in the service user physical, mental health and behaviour

· To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care

· To maintain working knowledge of legislation, policy and guidance pertaining to mental health and learning disabilities

· To identify and provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries

· To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery

· To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication

· To work within the Trust and Professional guidelines related to consent and capacity to consent

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

· To supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

· To co-ordinate the patient environment on a shift by shift basis

· To co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users

· To lead the clinical management of designated of service users, in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care

· To ensure the junior staff and students are actively engaged in patient activity

· To observe report and record changes in the service user physical, mental health and behaviour

· To work with the MDT in planning and delivering care

· To maintain working knowledge of legislation, policy and guidance pertaining to mental health and learning disabilities

· To identify, provide and supervise the necessary physical care to service users to help those complete daily living activities i.e. personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations

· To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs and activity, supporting the individual to fulfil these. To identify and take action when any behaviour undermines diversity and equality

· To identify and provide and supervise therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries

· To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery

· To undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions as appropriate

· To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication

· To work within the Trust and Professional guidelines related to consent and capacity to consent

· To understand the range of interventions available, the evidence base and potential outcomes for service users

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree / diploma level
Desirable
  • Successful completion of Practice assessor/supervisor training
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of post qualification study
  • Newly qualified applications or Band 5 currently working on Older Adult inpatient unit or community service
Desirable
  • Previous Older Adult experience or working in the Community
Disclosure and Barring Service Check Essential
  • This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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