Staff Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Staff Nurse at Langworth ward Witham Court.

Langworth ward is an 18 bedded acute assessment ward for older adults experiencing mental health problems associated with dementia. The ward is challenging, fast paced and offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The OPFD have embarked upon extensive service re-modelling and refocus of the clinical pathway and associated care processes on Langworth ward to align to a psychological model/way of working. This is in line with evidence-based practice in dementia care and will form a continuous pathway with the Dementia home treatment team. The focus of our care is to provide assessment and treatment for our patients in a safe and compassionate environment. The staff nurse would be expected to work closely with the team in the delivery, evaluation and development of the care programme approach and be forward thinking and innovative in the on-going development of service provision. The candidate must be genuinely patient, and carer focussed on their approach. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, determination, drive and an ability to manage their workloads in a challenging ever-changing environment. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of the complexities and challenges for patients with dementia and for their careers.

Main duties of the job

Duties of the role:-

1.Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of treatment and care to clients, demonstrating sound clinical decision-making skills that are in the interests of the client.

2.Provide skilled clinical and management supervision to others while demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.

3.Actively contribute to the improvement of service delivery and practice development.

4.Demonstrate service user and/or carer involvement in all aspects of service provision.

5.Contribute to the formulation of policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.

6.Construct, deliver and evaluate a programme of training with clear desired educational outcomes.

7.Demonstrate the ability to empower others in the identification of their strengths and weaknesses.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be clinical leader of the nursing team providing care for people with severe mental illness and mental health problems

To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible and responsive acute nursing service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.

To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health needs, within agreed limitations.

Patterns of working will be by arrangement and may include evenings, weekends, bank holidays and on call responsibilities

Provides management supervision to Band 5s

To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the Ward Manager

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Certificate in clinical supervision
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Experience of working within older adults mental health care setting
  • Management Training

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