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Mental Health Nurse

Job Type
Full Time
3 Jul 2021
Mental Health Nurse (RMN/RNLD) - Willows, Gorefield, CareTech

£ 37,455.60 per annum

Full Time (42 Hours per Week) / Part Time Hours Considered

Are you dedicated, driven and keen to expand your nursing career?

Care Tech has an exciting new opportunity for passionate and driven nurses; we are opening a new Rehabilitation model and Recovery service in March 2020, which is situated in Wisbech near Peterborough where our multidisciplinary team offer high quality recovery focused care to adults with a range of mental health needs.

* Recovery can be a reality for everyone with Mental Health problems.

* Focus on individual need, not diagnosis.

* Risks should be understood but managed positively

* Service users have a right to live in a decent, safe, caring environment with support to engage in and with their local community

* Pathways to more independent living should be an integral part of support planning.

This is a rewarding role with excellent career opportunities.

If you're passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!

Our service operates 24 hours a day; 7 days a week all year round, therefore we are looking for people who are flexible to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day.

Job Summary

To support the Hospital Manager to deliver a high quality person centred recovery approach in line with CareTech Community Services Personalisation Strategy and Willows Independent Hospital Service Improvement Plan. To work as part of the team of a multi-disciplinary team in a hospital setting, ensuring the delivery of holistic, recovery care to all residents, through the supervision of staff at lower grades and in the implementation of the Care Programme Approach. Adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty in order to meet the needs of the service over the twenty-four hour period and working flexibly regarding shift changes according to the needs of the hospital.

Key Role and Responsibilities

Act as a keyworker, assess, plan, implement and evaluate care planning & risk assessment/risk management safety plans on a monthly basis with residents on admission and at appropriate intervals, providing support to residents with daily living, following support plans and working within the Recovery Model

Ensure all interventions are documented clearly and comprehensively

Ensure that the Recovery Star and/or any other models as identified is completed on admission and throughout the recovery process

Communicate with other members of the multi d team to effectively utilise resources to help meet identified residents needs

Ensure the correct administering & documentation of medicines in accordance with the organisation policy, legal requirements and NMC standards for medicines management

Collaborate with other members of the Multi-Disciplinary team in ensuring a safe environment is maintained for residents, visitors and staff

Contribute to the prevention & management of abusive, aggressive and challenging behaviour in line with least restrictive practice

Participate in supervision, annual appraisal and competency assessments in order to reflect on and develop own practice

Maintain PIN via the revalidation process

To be responsible for upholding resident's rights under the Mental Health Act 1983 and ensure the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are known, understood and adhered to, including section 17 leave. Ensuring Mental Health Act paperwork is scrutinised and regularly checked. Provide residents with relevant information and documentation relating to leave entitlements and their rights under the Mental Health Act. Ensure residents are helped to get legal representation where appropriate and/or support from advocacy agencies

Promote and ensure the good reputation of the hospital. To act as a positive role model, maintaining professionalism and to demonstrate a positive attitude to residents, their families, visitors and others

Report and document any incident and escalate in line with incident reporting procedure

Actively participate in reviewing and learning from incidents at the hospital

Be aware of and work within Safeguarding Adults policies, be able to recognise the signs of abuse and report and document concerns to the deputy managers and/or hospital registered manager and MDT

Contribute to the management of the hospital by working collaboratively with colleagues and developing and maintaining professional working relationships

Competently and confidently present and discuss information regarding residents care and treatment at ward rounds

Competently and confidently write quality reports and present information regarding residents care and treatment at CPAs, mental health act tribunals and hospital managers' hearings and any other professional meetings

Aware of budgetary considerations which may impact on resident care

Ensure that the resident's rights and dignity are maintained at all times

Understand how to escalate concerns regards care and treatment and how the whistleblowing policy complements this

Escorting residents to various destinations as required

Willing and helpful to support and provide cover to shifts at short notice under direction of senior staff

Ensure high levels of hygiene and infection control systems are maintained Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety

Maintain resident, staff, service and organisation confidentiality at all times

Take responsibility for attending all statutory and mandatory training as stipulated including completion of e-learning

To ensure compliance with internal and external standards and codes of conduct by:

1. Meeting all regulatory requirements

1. Complying with NMC Code of Conduct, service and organisational policies and procedures, CQC Regulations

To report any hazards and defects, with the building or equipment, to deputy, hospital registered manager, or the maintenance person
We offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, stakeholder pension scheme and much more!
Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.
* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader.
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  • Job Reference: 321204972-2
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2021
  • Employer: CareTech UK
    CareTech UK
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £37,455
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent training and benefits
  • Sector: Mental Health, Nursing, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time