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Staff Nurse-Older Adult Mental Health Inpatients - New Haven

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for an exciting new chance to use your clinical skills to make a difference, working in a flexible environment there is a fantastic opportunity to join our Older Adult mental Health Inpatient service.

We have challenging, demanding yet highly rewarding opportunities to join our multidisciplinary team. we are seeking motivated individuals with a passion for older adult mental health and a commitment to support continually improving quality.

New Haven consists of two wards woodland for functional mental health needs and meadow for dementia care.

The team at Newhaven are friendly, supportive, and exceptionally caring, putting patient care at the heart of the work we do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery.

We can offer up to 37.5 hours a week. Our working patterns are 3-4 long days/ night (07:30-20:00/19:30-08:00) across a four week period including weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

Role Requirements

  • We welcome newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses
  • The ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels
  • An enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative thinker to become part of the Older Adult inpatient service
  • The ability to work autonomously managing your own named patients, developing a plan of care.
  • The ability to problem solves, delegate, lead, co-ordinate and manage time effectively
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with a flexible, responsive approach.

Day to Day elements

  • Close working with all members of the Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Undertaking mental health needs assessments
  • Assessment and Management of risk
  • Liaising with other services such as, community mental health team, Hospital at Home Team, Mental Health Liaison Team, and the Acute Trust
  • Effective assessment through SBAR and care planning
  • Delegation and shift management
  • Supervising of junior staff, including students

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model to colleagues, seeking high standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Assess the care needs of individual patients and then develop, implement, and evaluate programmes of care for them.
  • Lead a team of nurses in the provision of care to a named group of patients.
  • Take charge of the ward when required.
  • Provide leadership to the team of nurses in their charge, supervising, monitoring, supporting, and educating them in good professional and clinical practices.
  • Assist in maintaining high standards of patient care, ensuring patients individuality and privacy are always maintained.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Effective communication and handover of care.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all Trust policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the NMC code of Professional Conduct.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Where the post holder is on or above the 2nd KSF gateway they will support the Clinical Coordinator role, as described as exceptional circumstances in the job description
  • Promoting peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Ensuring actions contribute to quality
Knowledge Essential
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of person centred care
  • Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and safety
Qualifications Essential
  • RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
  • Registered on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff
  • Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation

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