RMN Preceptees with Recruitment Retention Incentive

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust we believe that investment in our workforce to build skill, confidence and resilience is key to our success. The new recruits to our teams are the future and therefore they need a solid foundation with which to build their career upon.

We have a number of vacancies across our organisation and are looking to recruit newly qualified RMN's about to embark on Preceptorship.

If you believe in providing the best person centred care whilst learning and developing then our Preceptorship opportunity is for you.

We have a dedicated, highly experienced team to lead you through your journey to become a confident and proficient practicing nurse The Preceptorship leads will provide a timetable of training on topics relevant to newly qualified nurses, in the latter part of the program we encourage and support you through the Edward Jenner programme to consolidate your learning and help you in practice.

We will follow your progress from start to finish and when you need a little extra help can provide the coaching necessary to get you there!

For nurses joining the Trust as a qualified Band 5 nurse, we offer a welcome recruitment and retention initiative of £1,300 on commencement, plus a further £1,300 on completion of Preceptorship. Followed by £1,300 then every six month as long as salary remains below mid-point Band 5 and still in employment. This is subject to terms and conditions.

Main duties of the job

Upon successful completion you will be provided with a certificate of achievement and an ongoing personal development plan to take you into your next phase of learning and development.

For those of you that are not entirely sure of your career pathway then our Nurse Rotation program to help you build skill and confidence may appeal to you.

If you are passionate about nursing and think you would like to be part of and help shape our progressive nursing team at SHSC then we are waiting to hear from you

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

To assess plan implement and evaluate programmes of care. To work as a member of a team helping to support student nurses, support staff and more junior members of staff.

Key Result Areas:

Clinical & Patient Care
  • To ensure that comprehensive nursing assessments are carried out for all assigned patients, reflecting patients identified needs.
  • To ensure that each allocated patient has a comprehensive, clear and up to date plan of care, with specified objectives, designed to meet the individuals identified care needs.
  • To ensure that patient care is delivered in a manner consistent with available local guidelines relating to care pathways
  • To ensure patients are aware of the content of their care plans, and have contributed to their development and evaluation
  • Undertake where applicable appropriate decision making in relation to the Mental Health Act, and Code of Practice with regard to patient care, for both detained and informal patients as influenced by risk assessments and MDT decision making.
  • Undertake appropriate action and decision making in relation to the Mental Capacity act and DOLS as part of the MDT approach.
  • To take a positive approach to responding to patients in acute distress, adopting principles of diffusion and de-escalation. Where physical interventions or restraint are applicable and appropriate to approach in line with available guidance and approved techniques, providing for the safety and dignity of the patient(s). responding to the incident in line with expected practice.
  • To take positive approaches to patient engagement. Where undertaking specific observations of patients, to do so in line with the available policies and guidelines
  • To ensure that an appropriate therapeutic environment is maintained within the Ward
  • To ensure that practice in relation to medicines is in line with local guidelines, individual professional requirements and responsibilities, and ensures individual patient involvement, engagement and concordance
  • To provide advice and support to ex-patients of the Service, in line with guidelines relating to the provision of 24 hour accessible advice and support to mental health service users
  • As a member of the Team, to contribute to providing a quality environment for patients in relation to safety, dignity, comfort and day to day activities
  • Take active and positive approaches to supporting and encouraging patients with their dietary needs, over the 24 hour period
  • Assist medical staff with routine examinations
  • To respond to spillages of waste or bodily fluids in line with health and safety guidelines and control of infection guidelinesProfessional
  • To use relevant information in support of patient care and care planning, including available electronic information systems.
  • To contribute to the audit of care plans on a regular basis using an established audit tool.
  • To audit care plans on a regular basis using an established audit tool.
  • To ensure that the care given is regularly and thoroughly evaluated against the objectives in order that the effectiveness of care plans can be maintained.
  • Ensure that their practice remains within the boundaries set by local and national policy, the NMC and statute law.Learning & Development
  • During and upon completion of Preceptorship, (where supervised accordingly) to actively develop skills and experiences in relation to;
    • functioning as the nurse in charge and shift co-ordinator
    • risk assessment processes
    • risk management planning
  • To participate with colleagues in the promotion of an active learning environment in order to maintain and develop high standards of professional and clinical practice.
  • To support the development of junior staff and learners, through effective role modelling, mentorship (for students/ learners), supervision and professional leadership.
  • To participate in own supervision, annual appraisals and personal development planning
  • To undertake necessary essential training, (for example life support, general health and safety, prevention and management of violence and aggression) over a suitable period of time, and additional training as identified in support of clinical and professional development.Management & Team Working
  • Take charge of the ward, occasionally, in the absence of a more senior nurse.
  • To ensure that during any period of a shift when in charge of medicines, the custody of all drugs is in accord with the Trust Policy and procedures
  • To exercise proper and effective leadership within the shift team.
  • To contribute to and participate in developing approaches and initiatives relating to clinical governance, audit and service development
  • Liaise closely with all colleagues to ensure co-operation in all areas of work.
  • To be aware of the Wards Personal Safety Plan and apply in day to day practice
  • To understand relevant Trust and Care Group policies and procedures, applying them in practice and informing senior colleagues of issues arising from their implementation

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Completion of RNMH training and ability to register with the NMC
    Knowledge & Skills Essential
    • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible way.
    • Appreciation of current practice, research, evidence-based practice and national policy
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of working as a student nurse and completion of the RNMH course.

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