Senior Staff Nurse - Bronte Female Dementia Ward

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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At Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT), we are passionate about the quality of care we deliver and are looking for RMN's with 2 years or more experience to join our expanding inpatient teams in an exciting new role.

Are you a compassionate, team player committed to promoting excellence, shared learning, respect and kindness within a team?

Do you have excellent communication skills that would enable you to work within a challenging environment that constantly strives to provide the best possible experience for our service users and their carers?

If you answered yes to the above then we are looking for you as one of our Senior Mental Health Nurse's. We have an exciting opportunity within our Female Dementia teams at the Harbour and would love for you to join.

Female Dementia wards offers a large variety of skills and opportunity within both mental health and physical health, such as catheter care, wound care, diabetes management and much more to widen your knowledge base and skills.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for passionate and motivated individuals who can help deliver excellent care and enhance our support package for junior colleagues. The Senior Mental Health Nurse will be a central role within our inpatient MDT teams, assisting with complex care planning and improving the clinical care given to all of our service users through supervision and coaching of others. Successful candidates will be able to access a range of development opportunities and expand their knowledge in line with the role.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse - Mental Health with post graduate experience
  • Successfully completed preceptorship programme post qualifying
  • 100% compliant in Mandatory training and PDR
  • Evidence of post registration academic or vocational professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
  • Knowledge of common physical health conditions
Experience Essential
  • 2 year post-graduation experience consisting of completion of preceptorship in mental health nursing (12 months) and 12 months post preceptorship experience
  • Demonstrate high quality patient care and documentation
  • Experience of managerial responsibilities i.e , competent in understanding and being able to demonstrate effective team and clinical leadership
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
  • Effectively act as a mentor/Assessor for student staff / trainees
  • Experience of managing and analysing complex clinical situations

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