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Senior Staff Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum inc
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to announce that two Senior Staff Nurse opportunities have become available within the KMPT Rosewood Mother and Baby Unit (MBU). This MBU which is based in Dartford opened in August 2018 for the population of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Working closely with NHS England, the aim is to improve the access and quality of perinatal mental health services across the counties.

We are therefore looking for two experienced Senior Staff Nurses, with perinatal mental health experience who are committed to the development and clinical leadership of the MBU as we continue to embark on this exciting journey.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will work within the Mother and Baby Unit as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team providing and contributing to high quality nursing care for mothers experiencing acute perinatal mental health issues and their babies.

As a named nurse you will be responsible for the risk assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of emotional and physical care needs for mothers and their babies over a 24 hour period.

Under the overall direction of the Ward Manager, maintain high standards of care and be professionally responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary programme of care.

Maintain a supportive leadership profile for Ward Manager, Deputy Ward Managers and the multidisciplinary team.

Monitor, report and maintain a healthy, safe and secure workplace by knowing and taking account of: Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (1985), Control of substance Hazardous to Health (1985), European H&S Regulations (1992)-Numbers 1-6, Food Act (1996), Adhere to Trust policies and local service protocols.

You must be an NMC registered RMN/RN with a minimum of 2yrs post registered experience & possess excellent knowledge, skills, and expertise in the provision of perinatal mental health inpatient care.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder:

1. Will work within their professional code of conduct

2. Work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team driving the implementation of the nursing care as per the mothers care plans, meeting the physical & emotional needs of the mother and baby in a caring and empathic manner.

3.Take a leading role in monitoring & maintaining physical wellbeing.

4.Work flexibly regarding shift and ward changes according to the needs of the service.

5.Affectively record and communicate information relating to mothers.

6. Affectively lead and manage a shift delegating duties and supporting the MDT along with unqualified staff, HCAs and students

7. Will be aware of the trust values & behaviours and use them to provide a framework for your daily working.

8. Undertake any reasonable request within own competencies and understanding.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN / RN Mental Health
  • ENB 998 / Preparation of Mentors Post Registration
  • Degree
Experience Essential
  • 2yrs Post registration experience
  • Essential MBU or equivalent Perinatal Experience
  • Experience Supervising staff
Skills Essential
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to provide professional guidance to junior staff
  • Experience using RiO
  • Managerial Skills

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