Staff Nurse (Jasmine Ward)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year per annum inclusive of outer London HCAs
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has risen for a passionate and enthusiastic Band 5 Mental Health Nurse on Jasmine Ward (Tolworth Hospital, Surbiton).

Jasmine Ward is a 16 bedded unit that offers care and treatment for male and female patients over 65 years of age. The service offers Inpatient care for older people with mental health problems, provides assessment and treatment of older people with a range of diagnoses, who require hospital care due to the severity of need. We provide services for patients who cannot be cared for in the community or other settings, due to the intensity and expertise of the care required. The ward is located in Surbiton, with good local links via train and bus to both inner London and wider Surrey areas.

Within this setting all aspects of physical health, social care needs and risks are jointly managed by an excellent multi-disciplinary team, which forms part of a planned and integrated holistic system approach to care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver high quality nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

The role includes leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centered care in a collaborative way. The post holder will co-ordinate a first class service that includes assessment and monitoring of physical health, maintaining service users rights, supervising junior staff and students, working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.

You need to have a genuine passion in working with elderly patients and willing to make a difference in their lives. This role is pivotal in supporting the team in delivering care. You will be expected to deliver high standards of care incorporating the recovery approach to cover all aspects of health needs and risks within a safe environment by working closely with the relevant community services.

This will involve giving support to individuals to meet their psychological and physical health needs. If that is you, we would love to hear from you

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.
  • Co-ordinating shifts and ensure the smooth running of the ward.
  • Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centered care; getting feedback and improving care plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.
  • Liaising and working positively with members of the multi-disciplinary team and partner organisations, to ensure that appropriate and individual treatment is provided.
  • Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service usercompliance.
  • You will also have opportunities to work with student nurses (in a supervisor role and possibly as an assessor if qualified).

  • Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
    • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered
    • Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered
    • Learning Disabilities Nurse
    • Mentorship qualification
    Experience and Knowledge Essential
    • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
    • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
    • Experience of shift co-ordination.
    • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students
    Skills and Abilities Essential
    • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
    • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity.
    • IT skills
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.

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