Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse - In Patient

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)

Alexander House provides 24-hour care to adult males with mild to moderate intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We offer a service that focuses on person centered working to promote a safe, secure and therapeutic environment where individuals can flourish and progress towards an improved quality of life.

We are looking for nurses who have skills in risk management and an understanding of person centered approaches. You will have the ability to work therapeutically with this client group, utilising clear, evidence driven approaches. Using your knowledge and experience you will contribute to assessment, formulation, implementation and evaluation of individual client's needs. You will need to have skills in developing monitoring and evaluating care plans and risk management plans. You will play an active role in MDT discussions and provide leadership and guidance to junior members of staff.

Main duties of the job

To provide a defined level of assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach who present with significant mental health problems/disorders.

To provide a realistic, timely and occasionally intensive support to patients within an inpatient setting and to provide education and supervision to junior staff members, peers and other professionals.

The role requires a clinician with skills to assess patients' needs, analyse and develop treatment plans within a multidisciplinary framework.

You will be a named nurse and act as a care coordinator and perform tasks associated with this role including liaising with families/carers external agencies and professionals involved in their care.

Clinical and managerial supervision will be provided with the opportunity to engage in reflective practice. Further training and continual professional development opportunities will be offered.

About us

ELT have recently approved for the current golden hello offer of £2,750 (spread out as below) to be widened out to LD Inpatient Services (band 5 and band 6 Nurses).

o After 3 months completed service, £750.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions

o After 1 year completed service, £1000.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions

o After 2 years completed service, £1000.00 is payable subject to the normal deductions.

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

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Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement, promote and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patients' diverse needs, their carers and other professionals.

Interventions will be evidence bases and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintain the safe custody of healthcare records.

To obtain and interpret physical healthcare observations.

(Please see the job description for full information).

Person Specification
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability qualification

  • Previous experience of working in an in-patient IDD service

  • Professional qualification (Mental Health / Learning Disabilities)

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting nursing care

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT Skills

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