Do you want to make a difference to Older People's lives?
Do you want to work in a team that is supportive, and will help you to develop your career?
Are you compassionate, considerate, innovative, and determined with a professional attitude?
If so, welcome to Beech Ward.
We are a 16 bedded, acute female mental health ward, for patients over the age of 65.
We are a team that support newly qualified staff through a comprehensive preceptorship period and offer a supportive induction to those with experience.
Situated on the Birch Hill Hospital site, (a Pennine Care NHS Foundation site, which offers free parking for staff). The ward is covered by 2 Consultants, and is supported by other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team - Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Advocacy etc. The ward has close links with other Rochdale Older Persons Mental Health Services which are based on site - The MERIT team (Community Mental Health Team), The Home Intensive Treatment Service, The Care Home Liaison Team and the Memory Clinic.
Main duties of the job
To undertake and co-ordinate direct patient care. From assessment through to planning and delivering high quality care. Involving the patient throughout, and communicating with family members, carers and other professionals as required.
To act as Nurse in Charge, in the absence of senior nurses.
Direct supervision of junior staff.
We are proud to provide high quality mental health services, to Older Females across the five boroughs that Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust works across - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Beech Ward vision is for patients that use our service to receive a high standard of care, reaching their optimal potential, whilst promoting independence. Leading to a happier and more hopeful life.
We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Working toward: oFirst level registered nurse, RMN or RN in Mental Health
- Previous experience of supporting students
- Experience of working with a range of mental health conditions
- In depth knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Medicines management
- Risk assessment and management
- Working with older people
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to participate in Managing Violence and Aggression training and carry out techniques
- Committed delivering high quality patient centred care
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