Oak Tree Ward in Hillingdon is looking for a keen and enthusiastic Band 5 RMN to work on our Older Adults Mental Health In-patient Ward based at The Woodland Centre.
We care for older persons with enduring mental health conditions.
Our Trust values and quality improvement work is at the heart of the care we provide.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Main duties of the job
Our Band 5 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important role in contributing in how people experience our services. Band 5 nurses are expected to be kind and compassionate; but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
- keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills, effective risk assessments and care planning.
- ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence based policies and procedures, and completing clinical audits.
- ensuring that the people using our services have a valuable experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people and their families during the recovery process.
We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care.
Band 5 nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by drawing support from more experienced nurses and other health professionals but also by supervising other staff and students nurses to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.
We are a multi professional experienced diverse team from different ethic backgrounds.
We work together to learn different skills and achieve additional training to help support our services users to achieve a well rounded recovery plan.
We as a team; we undertake quality improvement projects to improve our service users safety and delivery of continuing care.
Our trust provides excellent access to additional training opportunities and to gain more knowledge.
We also have trust benefit schemes and a link on our trust site to access these.
Job description Job responsibilities
As a Band 5 RMN on our ward. You would need to have excellent risk assessing and care planning abilities.
- The ability to work as part of a team with (MDT) Drs, Manager, Pharmacy, OTs, Physio, Psychologists and healthcare support workers to provide Multi-disciplinary care plans and maintain service user safety.
- Work as an advocate for our service users speaking up for their care, offering dignity and respect, also encouraging our services users to be a part of decision making and maintain independence.
- Have excellent communication skills and ability to use IT skills. As our medication administration regime is now via computer software and also service user documentation is computerised.
- Stay up-to-date on mandatory trainings and revalidation.
- Safeguarding knowledge
- Be willingly to work as part of the team on quality improvement projects
Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience. Patient Safety
Band 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
- Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services assafe as possible
- Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
- Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who useour services
- Being open and transparent about their own practice
- Supervising the work of others
- Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
- Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
- Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
- Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements
The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 5 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
- Numeracy and Literacy skills required to keep accurate records and completed medication administration
- Excellent IT Skills
- NMC registration pin
- Knowledge of Dementia care and other mental health conditions
Previous Experience Essential
- Previous experience in mental health
- Physical health training
- Experience in older persons mental health care
- Experience of working in Dementia care
Skills and knowledge Essential
- IT Skills
- Caring Skills
- Working with Others
- Empowering and working in partnership with the people using our Services
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
- Caring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
- Respectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
- Able and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
- Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals
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