You will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within
a care group; participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. You will understand psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning within the framework and context of the care setting. Working over the 24-hour rota is required for this post.
Main duties of the job
- To take a lead on clinical matters and policy development relating to nursing practice.
- To provide clinical nurse leadership.
- To be part of recruitment and selection process of staff.
- To be aware of care group and Trust policies and protocols within nursing and Nursing Strategy.
- To develop and participate in the delivery of a supervision structure for team members.
- To monitor the caseload and practice of nursing staff and others in Team.
- To be part of a senior nurse's group for ongoing support and development.
- To ensure nursing staff within service area are compliant with NMC regulations.
- To take a lead on audits within the team and support the development of non-medical prescribing.
- To ensure staff are undertaking mandatory training as indicated.
Proximity to the South Downs, the sea, the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove whilst only an hour train ride from London!
We have a thriving, well-funded, friendly and highly skilled Nursing service. We strive toward compassionate leadership and flexible support. We offer the opportunity to train in, and deliver the very best in Nursing care, in a safe therapeutic environment, with a challenging and often traumatised and marginalised client group.
The Hellingly Centre is a low and medium secure unit for people between the ages of 18-65 who have mental health problems and who have become involved with the criminal justice system. We offer assessment and treatment for people whose conditions cannot safely be treated other than in a secure or supervised environment. There are three medium secure inpatient wards and one low secure ward, housed in a recently built unit in the beautiful surroundings of the Sussex countryside.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Clinical practice, including own professional development
- To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to needs of service area.
- To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake case management/lead professional/ CPA as needed.
- To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and the individual client.
- To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in clinical area.
- To receive management supervision from Service Manager or equivalent.
- To demonstrate excellent communication skills.
- To establish professional links with other care groups and professionals.
- To administer medication within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.
- To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person-centred outcomes for the individual.
- Practice Development, including professional development of others
- To utilise specialist care group knowledge to provide specialist training and advice to other professionals, students and agencies.
- To manage and supervise other members of the team.
- To organise consultation groups and to facilitate reflective practice for staff to promote skills and development of team.
- To support registered staff and students through preceptorship/mentorship.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
- Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
- Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
- Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
- Experience of supervising staff and students
- Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
- Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
- Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
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