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Staff Nurse - Mental Health Inpatient Services

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Mental Health Nurses, both experienced or newly qualified to join our inpatient services 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 care for your patients holistically, involving carers and relatives and work alongside medical and therapies staff. You will be able to adapt quickly to changing situations and provide high quality care to your patients. We are keen to have staff working for us who are passionate about patient care and who are keen to be actively involved in service development.

Main duties of the job

We're passionate about providing you with opportunities to develop and have a wide range of therapies and treatments to train in to continue your learning, which can also be transferable across all other areas of Mental Health. 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. We want the best for you so you can deliver the best quality care to our patients.

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

  • Fulfil the role of Named Nurse, thus co-ordinating and participating in holistic Care and Treatment Plans for a defined group of service users, working within the Care Programme Approach Framework.
  • Assess patient needs and provide care plans.
  • 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, involving them in their care decisions.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of continual professional development.
  • Relevant post registration courses
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in Nursing or newly qualified nurse
  • Direct work with mental health users and carers
  • Working with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Acting as a Supervisor/Mentor
  • Working with a variety of organisations.

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