We are currently recruiting for a Staff Nurse in a a 39 bedded purpose-built psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) for adults who have suffered an acute deterioration or relapse in their mental wellbeing
Full time Permanent Role
- To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker (with facilitation) for a defined group of patients / residents and take responsibility for:
- Under supervision, to gain experience and skills in:
- To work in accordance with THG Nursing Strategy and contribute to achieving THG strategic objectives
- To take charge of the ward/department/unit in the absence of senior nursing staff following performance review
- To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period
Scope and Authority
- To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.
- In conjunction with other health professionals, assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients / residents.
- To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with other health professionals to modify care plans as appropriate
- To act as the primary nurse for inpatient stay
- To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures
- To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice
- To act as a mentor/preceptor to students/support workers as appropriate
- To supervise junior staff in carrying out their care plans
- To liaise effectively with all actively involved in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
- To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients / residents and carers.
- To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external factors and act as a Patient Advocate.
- To ensure a comprehensive assessment is completed for the patients / residents to ensure a comprehensive person centred assessment is completed for their pathway.
- Ensure that each patient has an individual care plan and risk assessment, which takes into account the patient (if appropriate) and their carers views, with regular reviews
- To administer medicine within the guidelines and framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- Practice within the defined parameters under the Mental Health Act 1983/2007.
- Provide clinical leadership and supervision for the support workers and students
- Ensure all clinical documentation is of a high standard and patient notes are maintained and filed in the appropriate way
- Provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions and knowledge of evidence based models of practice relevant to the patients / residents needs
- Working autonomously with confidence and competence to provide a highly specialised and safe service to the patient
- To take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following guidelines and procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies as required
- Maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures
- Maintain professional standards of practice at all times
Communication and Relationship Skills
- Provide a high level of Communication with internal and external providers
- Participates in discussions and debates and staff meetings offering views, ideas and opinions.
- Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
- Communicate all relevant issues pertaining to individuals within our care.
Standard Nurse Benefits Package
- A ‘Welcome Bonus’ of at least £1000.00
- A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
- Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
- Annual leave entitlement of 6.6 weeks of basic weekly contracted hours including bank holidays
- Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
- The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
- Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
- 2 weeks paid paternity leave
- Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
- A fantastic preceptorship programme
- Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
- A range of staff discounts
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Support for revalidation
- Support for BSc and MSc
- Professional support through Nurses forum
- Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances.