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Senior Nurse - Mental Health Inpatient Services

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
All NHS Trusts have values. We live by ours!

We are looking for experienced Mental Health Nurses with sound leadership skills to join our inpatient services to ensure the effective management on our adult acute, PICU and older persons wards at St James' Hospital in Portsmouth.

Working in Portsmouth offers a diverse inner-city client base where your role will be working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, advocating for patients, and supporting colleagues in providing high standards of care and safety.

You will possess skills in leadership, an ability to role model, coach and mentor junior colleagues and students, providing supervision and engagement. You will relish the role of senior nurse, leading by example and supporting colleagues and teams in overcoming challenges and problem solving any complex clinical issues.

Main duties of the job
The working world has changed but our ability to provide quality care to the communities of Portsmouth has only improved! With plenty of profession specific training, leadership opportunities, new ways of working such as virtual consultants and consistently delivering exceptional care by the right professional at the right time. Our shift patterns over a 24-hour period and we have 3 shift patterns: early -- 07:00-15:00, Late- 13:30-21:30, Night- 21:00-07:30 over a 7 day period so flexibility is key.
About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To act as a Clinical Leader in providing role modelling, advice and support to junior and less experienced staff.
  • Providing opportunities for and encouraging and supporting staff to attend regular Reflective Practice sessions.
  • Fulfil the role of Named Nurse, thus co-ordinating and participating in holistic and recovery focused Care and Treatment Plans for a defined group of service users, working within the Care Programme Approach Framework.
  • Ensure continuing monitoring and review of care and treatment plans with relevant member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Identify and work closely with the Community Care Co-ordinator/Community Mental Health Team on admission through to discharge for service users requiring community follow-up.
  • Provide advice, guidance, support and information to relatives and carers to ensure they are fully involved in the care planning process as appropriate.
  • Ensure that service users have their rights to privacy and dignity maintained at all times and ensure that equality and diversity needs are met.
  • Assist in increasing client's knowledge and understanding of their mental health issues to enable them to lead and take responsibility for their recovery.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RN (Mental Health Level 1).
  • Evidence of continual professional development to a post graduate level or equivalent experience.
Experience Essential
  • Direct work with Mental Health users and carers.
  • Acting as a Supervisor /Mentor.
  • Working with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Working with a variety of organisations.

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