Staff Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
£27,055 to £32,934 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 3, band 5, Staff Nurses to join the Mental Health Older Persons inpatient service currently based at Rowan Lea ,Cross lane Hospital, Scarborough.

Rowan Lea is a 20 bedded mixed gender assessment and treatment ward for older people, with both organic and functional illnesses. We work collaboratively with patients and carers to develop individual well-being treatment plans. The team encourages innovative practice and supports development and aims promote at all times, a positive image of people with mental ill health.

We have a broad multi-disciplinary inpatient team that includes nurses, medical staff, a physical health care practitioner, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology. There is local access to nutrition and dietetic staff within MHSOP. We work in partnership with local Community Teams .

Main duties of the job

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) , we also welcome applicants from Learning Disability Nurses (LD). You should be able to demonstrate continuing professional development, effective generic nursing skills and the confidence to meet the requirements of a Band 5 position working with older people.

You will be joining an established and supportive multi-disciplinary team that is committed to delivering high quality, patient centred care and be committed to participate in quality improvement activities.

You will be working closely with other professionals in the team and external agencies; you will provide evidence based nursing interventions, including aspects of care ranging from initial assessment, treatment monitoring, delivery of therapeutic interventions, crisis management and positive behaviour support and discharge.

You will have the on going opportunity to develop your skills within the wider team in relation to the care of patients experiencing organic mental health problems such as Dementia and Functional illness such as Depression & Anxiety , you will be supported through supervision and on- going professional development opportunities.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Please contact Rowan Lea if you would like to speak to a member of the nursing team or arrange a visit to the ward, or have any questions in relation to the role or team.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH or RNLD current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health.
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field. (2)
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice. (2)
Skills Essential
  • oCommunicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.

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