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Senior Nurse Practitioner - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Wotton Lawn is an 88 bed Acute Mental Health Hospital situated in the centre of the historic city of Gloucester and provides inpatient services to the population of Gloucestershire. It offers a vital service to the citizens of Gloucestershire in supporting and rehabilitating those suffering from mild to severe mental health problems. All wards are serviced by an enthusiastic, multi-professional team of people, including Doctors, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Therapists who are supported by Ward Secretaries and Hotel Services Staff. At GHC NHS Trust we pride ourselves on providing care and support to those experiencing mental health and learning disabilities in order to support them through their recovery.

Greyfriars PICU is a ten bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit which provides care for those people who require a period of increased supervision and intensive input as a result of acute mental health problems.
  • Wotton Lawn Walkthrough.mp4

  • Main duties of the job

    The role will have a specific focus on supporting the Unit Manager and developing/maintaining clinical standards for the service.

    The successful candidate will require significant experience in a Psychiatric Intensive Care, Acute Inpatient Nursing and or Crisis Home Treatment. You will be able to demonstrate a capacity for clinical excellence and developing the role with a view to enhancing services to the unit and other countywide services.

    The post requires working shifts across the seven-day period including weekends and nights. The successful candidate will also be part of the Band 6 Clinical lead rota for Wotton Lawn Hospital.

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work with and lead our team in continuing to move our acute services forward in line with National Minimum Standards.

    Flexible' working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

    Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post, will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust's 'Two Ticks Pledge' on disability.

    The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received if this is before the closing date.

    About us

    At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

    Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

    Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

    Please view the JD&PS attached to this vacancy for the detailed main responsibilities for this role.

    Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health Formal Teaching and Assessing Course (completed or commencement date known)
    • Appraisal Skills (appraisee within 3 months)
    • Risk Assessment & Management (within 3 months)
    • Management of Violence & Aggression (within 3 months)
    • Supervision skills (Clinical)
    • Significant experience in an acute in-patient setting Managing 'emergencies within an in-patient setting & PICU
    • Completion of the Trust's Preceptorship Programme.
    • Teaching and presentation experience
    • Crisis Home Treatment experience
    • Knowledge & ability to apply risk management/taking procedures
    • Up to date clinical knowledge including medication
    • Awareness & understanding of contemporary development in mental health care
    • Medical Emergency Response Team (equivalent to Immediate Life Support standards)
    • Excellent skills in relation to the clinical management of In-patients
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the MHA, MCA & other legal aspects of mental health care
    • Excellent knowledge of PICU assessment criteria and completion of relevant referral training programme
    • Clinical Supervisory skills
    • Knowledge of a wide variety of treatment, exercise techniques and sporting activities
    • Good knowledge of Health and Safety factors relating to sporting activities and interventions
    • Knowledge of a variety of general physical health conditions and their effects on the individuals' capacity to participate in exercise.
    • Knowledge of de-escalation skills as appropriate for this field (within 3 months)
    • A good working knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act (within 3 months).
    • Basic level of computer competence, eg e-mail, word processing.
    • A good working knowledge of the Care Programme Approach
    • Knowledge of functional and organic mental health conditions and how these impact on the individuals' physical health and capability to participate in exercise, plus their impact on other forms of treatment.
    • Knowledge of risk assessment and specialist precautions during everyday activities (within 3 months)
    • European Computer Driving Licence
    • Knowledge of health and safety issues relating to materials and equipment, including issues concerning provision of equipment etc., to patients.
    • Working Knowledge of Trust and Care Group Clinical Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
    • Awareness and understanding of NICE guidelines (and other national guidelines) relating to working age adult mental health.
    • Awareness of Health and Well-being recommendations.

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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