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2 x Registered Mental Health Nurse - Brockington Mother & Baby Unit

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Brockington Mother and Baby Unit for 2 qualified RMN to work in a permanent full time position. Applications are invited from individuals who have a genuine interest in perinatal specific issues, however experience in this area of specialism is not essential as training will be provided. We positively encourage both male and female applicants for this post.

You will have the opportunity to join a specialist team delivering high standards of nursing care to women and their families who are experiencing pregnancy related mental health problems.

The post holders will assist the Ward Manager in providing high quality nursing care and treatment of patients in conjunction with other professionals through the hospital's multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and care programmes.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals who are an effective communicator and team player. You will provide high standards of care that is evidence based and you will be expected to work days, nights and weekends as per service requirements. A caring and sensitive nature is essential, and a willingness to learn new skills is imperative. You will be enthusiastic and approachable and part of your role will include the supervision of junior staff.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role. We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background. We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Deliver a high quality clinical service to patients and their families and carers.
  • Act as named nurse to a group of patients under the direction / supervision of the person identified with continuing responsibility.
  • Participate in therapeutic group work programmes, taking the lead where appropriate.
  • Take charge of the ward in the absence of the ward manager and deputy ward manager.
  • Administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Contribute to the formulation of care plans in cooperation with multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital and under supervision of more senior team members.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
  • Ensure the safe custody of all patients as determined by the clinical team. This includes the supervision of patients within the hospital, grounds and the community, as required.
  • Support student nurses on placement within the service.
  • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
  • Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the ward/department (as set by the responsible nurse) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
  • The post holder will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and professional guidelines.
  • Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
  • Assist in the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice and participate in research and other projects as required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse on NMC Register
  • Conforms to NMC requirements
Experience Essential
  • Experience of formulating assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting people within a hospital setting.
  • Experience of providing care and interventions within a health setting including specialist mental health settings.
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate working knowledge/understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current thinking and guidance in the management of mental health conditions
  • Ability to assess and evaluate complex mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for multi-disciplinary working and an ability to work across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Ability to effectively formulate risk management plans and to evaluate regularly.
  • Standard keyboard skills required for inputting onto Rio.
Personal Atrributes Essential
  • Able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.
  • Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the service.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical/managerial supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate the positive application of our behaviours.

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