Mental Health Staff Nurse - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Laurel House is a specialist 13 bedded inpatient open Recovery Unit. It offers placements for individuals, often presenting with complex needs, who are recovering from a severe and enduring mental illness (predominately psychosis).

A vacancy has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to join our Multi-disciplinary team. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a good understanding, and is committed to the principles of recovery and social inclusion.

Laurel House provides a caring and relaxed place for people to recover from their illness, supported by a highly motivated multi-disciplinary clinical team, who feel passionate about the care they give.

Please note that the hours for this role are 37.5 per week.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Kirsty Martyn, Unit Manager on 01242 634240or by emailing kirsty.martyn@ghc.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the unit over a 3 shift / 24 hour shift pattern, acting as shift co-ordinator to ensure effective use of resources. Individually you will also have responsibility as named-nurse for up to a maximum of 4 patients at any one time, delivering all aspects of care from assessment, admission, up to and including organising and supporting discharge into the community. The ability to communicate well with a range of agencies is a distinct advantage. You will also be expected to have a good understanding of risk assessment and the potential challenges of working in a 'stand-alone' unit.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Please view the JD&PS attached to this vacancy for the detailed main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNM)
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Desirable
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within an In-Patient or residential setting
  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
  • Experience in the provision of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
Desirable
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • Completion of preceptorship programme if less than 1 year experience


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