Staff Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year £25,655 to £31,534 pa
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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RNMH Male Acute Inpatient Unit

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is always looking for fresh ways to deliver the highest standards of care for our Service Users and our Acute Male Inpatient Ward in Lincoln is offering an innovative career opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Conolly Ward is seeking a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMHN) who is committed to providing high-quality care. We are offering a permanent role to work alongside our current nursing staff and be part of the multi-disciplinary team that really delivers. This is a unique opportunity and you'll be ambitious to take a multidisciplinary approach to delivering care to our inpatients.

Conolly Ward is the only male acute ward within the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which is AIMS accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is a 19 bedded male-only acute ward with an additional one bed allocated for emergency admissions. The ward is for adults between the ages of (18-65) who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties. Applications are invited from highly motivated and dynamic candidates with a can do attitude to deliver the Trust's Vision and Values and help to improve our patient experience within acute care services. This is an exciting and challenging role that will afford the successful candidate to work as part of a supportive team that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidence-based practice.

Main duties of the job

To be part of an integrated health/social care team providing inpatient care for service users suffering from serious and enduring mental illness. Offering nursing interventions in a wide variety of clinical,therapeutic and social forms with the aim of promoting mental health wellbeing, self-autonomy andindependence.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, development, implementationand evaluation of nursing care, in liaison with the care team in the capacity of a mental health nurse.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire.

Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work.

We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall.In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services. This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future.

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions.

Job description Job responsibilities

Leadership Demonstrate an ability to lead, support and develop junior staff. Work in partnership with multi-professional colleagues or agencies. Participate in service developments which have impact on staff/services. Contribute to innovation and new ways of working Take part and implement local audit and research activities were appropriate. Implement risk management strategies to ensure the provision of high quality care to all clients. Formulate appropriate clinical opinion based on clear rationale and understanding, national standards (NICE) and evidence based practice.. Apply reflective practice to develop and improve leadership skills. Maintain a professional role to model appropriate leadership behaviours within a team.

Practice Development and Research Apply knowledge and understanding of existing practice development structure within the organisation. Consider the impact and influence of their practice upon clients and others Understand their own role and identify their unique contribution to the ongoing development of nursing practice. Demonstrate professional standards in the delivery of their nursing practice. Understand how nursing sits within the organisations clinical governance framework. Challenge service development, professional and organisational boundaries as new and emerging developing practice is recognised. Develop their practice where existing evidence and theory demonstrate new ways of working Identify sources of evidence linked to improving client health and social care. Demonstrate the ability to critique research base which may influence practice. Be able to evaluate own nursing practice in line with current evidence/value based practice. Use a variety of feedback mechanisms to improve own nursing care.

Education, Training and Personal Development Identify personal educational needs which consolidate own learning from point of registration. Apply the principles of reflective practice to enhance performance and contribute to ongoing learning. Identify additional knowledge and skills to perform existing and emerging role. Produce a personal development plan which strengthens their competence to deliver safe nursing practice reflecting current job requirements. Complete mentor training in accordance with the assessment and learning in practice standard(NMC) and fulfil the appropriate responsibilities to support learners in practice

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with mental health needs.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Government principles.
  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilist demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of some information and barriers to effective communication whilist being considersate of client confidentiality.
  • Previous experience working as a registered mental health nurse with people with mental health problems.
  • Personal experience in the delivery of physical care to others

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