Staff Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you passionate about recovery in serious mental illness, looking for a new challenge want to be part of exciting new developments? Then look no further.....

We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse who is compassionate, creative, and flexible in their approach to delivering individualised, person-centered care. The successful applicant will be committed to delivering high quality, evidence based, recovery interventions, with a good knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, person-centred care-planning and complex risk assessment/management.

Ward 5, located at the Newsam Centre in Leeds, is a 17 bedded locked complex rehabilitation service that delivers rehabilitation and recovery to male service users with enduring mental illness. The service provides a holistic, psychologically-informed approach to support service users in developing their life skills, independence and hope for the future in a way that is meaningful to them, in the least restrictive way possible, with a focus on individual strengths.

For informal discussions and visits please contact Martin Borrick (Clinical Team Manager)

Staff are expected to work a full range of shifts across a 24hr, 7 day shift pattern which includes nights and weekends.

Main duties of the job

If successful, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, reflection, supervision and training, with a strong focus on service improvement and individual professional development planning. The service is currently undergoing exciting development and transformation, and we would particularly welcome applications from those who hold additional skills in recovery-focused psychological interventions, or who wish to acquire and develop these skills.

On a day-to-day basis, the Staff Nurse will be expected to perform inpatient nursing duties, such as taking charge of the ward, medication, MDT meetings and one to one activities with service users. They will work a part of a multidisciplinary team, with service user collaboration, to plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic interventions, holding a caseload as primary nurse for a group of service users and ensuring that risk assessment and management plans are in place and up to date. In addition, they will assist with supervision and appraisal and will supervise/mentor student nurses, trainee nursing associates and preceptee nurses.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Professional qualification of Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
  • Experience of working in partnership with service users experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, carers and other agencies.
  • Will have evidence of continuous professional development and be actively involved in clinical supervision and appraisal.
  • Have a good working knowledge of psychological approaches in mental health
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of rehabilitation and recovery
  • Has a positive concept of the contribution of nursing, understands the nursing role in the multi-disciplinary team and the therapeutic potential for nurses.
  • Demonstrates experience and skill in assessing and formulating recovery focused treatment plans and Care Programmes.
  • Has experience and knowledge of assessing and managing complex risks, in collaboration with service users, carers, MDT and partner agencies
  • Is able to demonstrate understanding of the national and local mental health and social care agenda and be able contribute to service development initiatives.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical skills and can demonstrate evidence to support same.
  • Can demonstrate excellent prioritisation and delegation skills.

Person Specification
Professional Requirements
  • Entry on the NMC register as Registered Nurse (mental health)

  • Knowledge/experience of CPA, MHA/MCA
  • Knowledge/experience of care planning/risk assessment/risk management
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness

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