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Staff Nurse

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton Under Lyne
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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There are vacancy's available within our Mental Health Services for Older People Etherow Building, Tameside Hospital. Within the In-patient Unit we provide the following:
  • 14 bedded Functional Assessment Ward - Hague Suite
  • 11 bedded Organic Assessment Ward - Summer Suite

To provide a comprehensive and specialist mental health service to older people with both functional and organic illness within the inpatient service. The practitioner will also:Assist in the development and co-ordination of skills within the inpatient multi-disciplinary team.Work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a needs' based approach to all clients.Promote an integrated approach to service delivery.The post will encompass both day and night duty, to support the delivery of inpatient services across the 24-hour period.

Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive and specialist mental health service to older people with both functional and organic illness within the inpatient service. The practitioner will also:Assist in the development and co-ordination of skills within the inpatient multi-disciplinary team.Work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a needs' based approach to all clients.Promote an integrated approach to service delivery.The post will encompass both day and night duty, to support the delivery of inpatient services across the 24-hour period.

To act as the named nurse. To carry a caseload of clients and work with evidence based interventions to include:Assessment of need of clients and carersFormulation of the care plan, to include discharge planningPlanning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of programmes of nursing care in accordance with the Care Programme Approach and in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, referring agent, family / carer and client.Assess and monitor risk

Engaging clients in therapeutic activities/interventions to promote independence and well-beingTo keep accurate and timely professional records, ensuring confidentiality is maintainedTo liaise with all agencies, and members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the needs of the client are met.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand 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

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • Providing nursing care to older people across the Tameside area
  • Assisting in the implementation of care plans for older people which will aid in their daily living skills
  • Ensuring the accurate documentation of nursing notes
  • Clinical supervision, IPDRs and ongoing staff support
  • Access to clinical and mandatory training
  • To work within wards which are working within the Productive Ward Framework
  • A preceptorship programme will be offered to newly qualified staff to support them in taking on the role of senior nurse on duty.


Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
Desirable
  • Evidence of post qualification training and education with older people who have mental health problems
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a Student Nurse working with older people who have mental health problems
Desirable
  • Previous experience working with older adults who have mental health problems preferably in an in-patient setting
Knowledge Essential
  • A detailed knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact upon the function of the individual. Clinical and theoretical knowledge of the care of older people with mental illness.
Desirable
  • Awareness of the holistic needs of older people with mental health problems.
  • For example the impacts of physical health change on mental health.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical expertise in the assessment, treatment and intervention implementation and evaluation of patient care.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Positive attitude and values when working with older people
Desirable
  • Evidence of managing changes and conflict.
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to change in clinical need.
  • To work as part of the team.
  • The post is psychologically, emotionally and physically demanding, therefore postholder need to demonstrate effective stress management.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


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