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Staff Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Hartley hospital is a new build state of the art hospital based in Southport with two wards which cater for the local community in both adult and older adult care.

Acute mental health care is a fast paced, dynamic environment. This leads to the teams on our wards working closely together and developing strong, supportive bonds. The experience you gain whilst working on our wards is invaluable.

Whether you are already an experienced registered mental health nurse and are looking for a change or a newly qualified nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to complete your preceptorship then Hartley Hospital is the opportunity for you

Our qualified Nurses within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are supported to provide the highest possible care, with access to training and development, with many being offered the opportunity to support their learning with post registration training opportunities so we welcome all applicants.

It's an exciting time at Mersey Care as we continue to develop the highest quality services, supported by cutting edge innovation and research.

This role is on Pine Ward- amixed adult ward for working-age adult patients requiring care in an acute setting either informally or whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

Short Listing planned for 20th March 2023

Interviews planned for 30th March 2023

Main duties of the job

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as a leading provider of community services, mentalhealth care, physical health, addiction services and learning disability care.2. Service users receive a high quality service and one which is free from stigma, discriminationand harm.3. Staff are engaged with the delivery, innovation and continuous improvement of services tobenefit service users.4. Visible and responsive leadership, setting the standard for others and role-modelledthroughout the division for all managers5. The Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasmand Support will be embedded across the division for all staff and evident to service users.6. To provide high quality, evidence based care within the Local Services Division for serviceusers and their carers within inpatient and community services.7. To carry out your duties as a practitioner under the supervision of a mentor.8. To function as an associate nurse/named nurse/care coordinator/ to service users assistingin assessment, planning and evaluation and review of care, within a recovery focused modelof care.9. Where appropriate, to take part in a 24 hour system of rostering including internal rotation.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To coordinate the care of service users carrying out assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of their care under the guidelines of the Care Programme Approach and under the supervision of the line manager.
  • To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual.
  • To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the assessment and developing a care plan
  • To develop a risk management plan for service users, taking note of the contributions from other members of the team. Ensure that all significant people are aware of the risk management plan and are actioning it appropriately.
  • To direct unqualified staff in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to service users.
  • To participate in setting standards for care based on sound evidence based and research findings
  • To participate in the systematic monitoring and evaluation of service users that you have responsibility for with guidance from a supervisor.
  • To communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the communication of any relevant information which has an impact on the service users care
  • To use verbal and non-verbal communication skills gained through training or experience to impart sensitive information.
  • To check understanding of information where there are often barriers to effective communications due to distress, psychiatric symptoms or where English is not the first language
  • To use skills gained through training and experience to give and receive information to other individuals with regards to a service users care in the reviews and multi-disciplinary meetings. These individuals may be external to the Trust
  • To have knowledge of the Mental Health Act / Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation.
  • To support services users and their carers when the Mental Health Act is being used to admit the service user to hospital. To ensure that service user rights under the Mental Health Act are effectively communicated to them and outcomes documented
  • To provide and co-ordinate the provision of a range of therapeutic activities for service users and monitor their effectiveness.
  • To take responsibility for the safe administration of medication to service users ensuring that the Trust policies and procedures and the Nursing & Midwifery Councils regulations are adhered to

Person Specification Qualificatoins Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification by RMN AHP Social Worker
  • Degree
  • Evidence of post registration study.
  • Mentorship Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of mental health presentations
  • Experience of acute ward environment
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • one year post qualification experience.
Knowledge&skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base regarding: ? Effective Care Co-ordination
  • Care Planning and evaluation
  • Quality and clinical audit
  • Health & Safety/Risk Management Mental Health Act
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurse's responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision
  • Appreciate the process of standard setting and audit

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