Cantilupe ward is a ten bedded acute in patient ward for older adults with organic mental health problems, requiring inpatient care and treatment. Patients requiring admission often have complex physical co morbidities and applicants should have an interest in both mental and physical health care delivery. We also have close links with the Hospice and receive training to enable End of Life Care to be delivered in the ward when appropriate.
The ward has a multi-disciplinary team approach to deliver holistic care, including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, activity support workers, psychiatry consultants and junior doctors. You will also work alongside colleagues in Adult Social Care .Cantilupe welcomes and supports student nurses as part of our team. When you join the older adult mental health service in Herefordshire and Worcestershire you will become part of a large caring and compassionate team. Everyone receives a warm welcome, a supportive and needs led induction, ongoing training, and flexible working patterns. Our managers carry clinical caseloads to ensure they lead both operationally and clinically and we encourage a coaching culture of development across our teams.
Cantilupe ward operates a rotational shift pattern system over a 24 hours / seven day period. . The day starts at 0730hrs till 2000hrs and the night shift at 1930hrs till 0800 hrs The post is full time but part time hours would be considered.
Main duties of the job
Your day will commence with clinical handover from outgoing shift and you will then plan the day ahead with your team. This will include allocation of patient care and therapeutic activities. Ensuring all activities of daily living are supported in a person centred way focussing on independence and wellbeing. Medication administration, liaising with the medical and therapy team, care planning, risk assessments, discharge planning, MDT meetings and ensuring the Mental Health Act is correctly administered. You will supervise health care support workers and junior colleagues.
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.
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Job description Job responsibilities
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
- Registered on the NMC register
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Completion of preceptorship
- 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
- Interest in physical health conditions
- Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act
- Knowledge of evidence based intervention in this patient group.
- Risk Assessment
- Person Centred care
- Knowledge of Mental capacity act and DOLS and the interface with the Mental Health Act
- An interest or experience in Dementia Car Mapping
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Ability to lead and support team
- Working in a pressured environment
- Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information
- Ability to build effective working relationships
Additional Criteria Essential
- Ability to work flexibly to cover a 24 hour/365 day service
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details Employer name
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Cantilupe Ward, Stonebow Unit
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