This job has expired

Treatment Centre Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Duston, Northampton.
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

View more

Nurse, Adult mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Band 5 Nurse within the Treatment Centre at Berrywood Hospital, Northampton, we provide a countywide ECT, Ketamine Infusions and Ketamine Oral treatment and it is largely nurse led. If you are an independent, self-motivated, autonomous practitioner, this is the team for you. The role is very specialized. High standards are expected and the post-holder will be working within a multidisciplinary team consisting of registered nurses, ODP's, Anaesthetists and Medics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to take part in preparing the patient for treatment, which will include pre-anesthetic assessment, care planning, ensuring the Mental Health Act framework is followed, completing cognitive assessments and providing information and education to your patient and the referring team. On treatment days you will be required to set up an ECT and Ketamine treatment clinic, complete safety checks, infection control measures and to support the Clinical Team Leader and Matron with any other duties.The post holder maybe asked to support other departments within the Centre for Neuromodulation when required.

About us

The role is very specialised and training will be given. High standards are expected and the post-holder will be working within a full multidisciplinary team consisting of registered nurses, ODP's, Anaesthetists and Medics.

Our mission, making a difference for you, with you was chosen by our staff and stakeholders. It means in everything we do and through every service we provide, we want to make a positive difference in people's lives - for those we care for, those we work with and those who work with us. Everyone is part of our team.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will also be trained in the assessment, treatment and recovery process for Ketamine Therapy, a new development in the care and treatment of resistant depression. ECT and Ketamine treatments are used with some of the most complex and unwell patients therefore effective communication skills is a must as well as working effectively as part of a team. A proactive can-do approach to complex problem solving is vital, as well as taking responsibility, being authentic and embracing change. The treatment centre embraces innovative practice within the field of neuromodulation and the applicant will need a keen interest in evidenced based standards and quality care, assisting in regular local auditing and the ECTAS standards.

We will support you to develop your professional career through the Trust Leadership Matters training program to fulfill your potential to become an exceptional member of our team delivering outstanding compassionate care to our patients. It would be desirable if the applicant has experience and knowledge of ECT within an ECT setting and a good understanding of Ketamine therapy for depression, this is not essential as internal and external ECTAS training will be given.

We will provide you with a full induction and/or preceptorship programme if you are successfully appointed. There will be internal training and development opportunities both within NHFT and through our links with universities within the East Midlands.

Person Specification short listing Essential
  • oRMN or RN Dip/HE ( Mental Health or General
short listing Essential
  • oA basic knowledge and understanding of ECT Treatment within an ECT setting
  • oA working knowledge of ECT treatment - this is not essential as internal and external training will be given

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert