Registered Mental Health Nurse
Position: Registered Mental Health Nurse
Responsible To: Director of Nursing
Purpose of Position
The post holder will be one of the named nurses for the clinical area and will play an important role in ensuring that Mundesley Hospital provides high quality person centred and recovery focused care.
The post holder will provide direct clinical care and support to junior team members.
He/She will be clinically responsible and accountable for a caseload of patients, will act as nurse in charge and managerial supervisor to junior staff members.
There will be a 2 x 12.5 hour shift system of 7.45am to 8.15pm and 7.45pm to 8.15am and full time nurses will work a 4 on 4 off shift system.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring a good quality of care for the patients and their families and to participate in providing a learning environment for junior staff.
The post holder will be innovative in maintaining an environment that is conducive to the delivery and maintenance of a high standard of clinical care.
Managerial / Organisational (As nurse in charge of the shift)
- The post holder must ensure Mundesley Hospital’s philosophy and care models are delivered at all times, and that all contact with patients is delivered as part of a shared care pathway valuing shared expertise.
- Ensure the health and safety of all staff, guests and visitors, reporting any incidents, hazards, or defects and taking responsibility to minimise risk.
- As Line Manager, take responsibility for personal development, review, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance, recruitment and selection and personal career development. The attendance at statutory and mandatory training, delegating as appropriate.
- Ensure all complaints both formal and informal are dealt with promptly and courteously in accordance with Mundesley Hospital policy.
- To act as a role model to the nursing team within the designated clinical area. Promoting and demonstrating the standards of care and behaviour expected, promoting professional and courteous culture and ensuring best practice.
- Ensure adequate provision and maintenance of equipment and resources for the next 24 hours
- To provide high standards of skilled nursing care to patients based on each individuals needs in consultation with the client’s team of staff challenging and ensuring others challenge, poor practice.
- To be responsible for the shared assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients and their families.
- To assist with the re-assessment of a patient’s needs and re-evaluation of their individualised care package – adapting and prioritising planned care appropriately.
- To promote effective communication within the patient’s team and that within Mundesley Hospital.
- To ensure that all written documentation adheres to the Mundesley Hospital’s policies and procedures and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines and that of Mundesley Hospital’s.
- Adhere to the client’s and Nursing and Midwifery Council’s medication procedures.
- Be mindful of dignity, privacy, cultural and spiritual needs of patients, staff and visitors at all times.
- Ensure that all clinical care is assessed, planned, prioritised and high quality, both physical and psychological, delegating to support staff as required.
- On a daily basis ensure that all patients are provided with and enabled to attend the therapeutic programme as included in their shared care plan.
- Ensure that the environment maintains a safe and therapeutic ambience at all times.
- Ensure on arrival to the hospital, patients, relatives and other persons are received in a professional manner and to act in a courteous and polite manner at all times, thereby ensuring good public relations between patients, public and staff.
- Using professional judgement and be prepared to intercede and act as patient advocate to clarify developed shared plans of care.
- Ensure the maintenance of all clinical records at all times, document all actions and interventions in a clear and honest and timely manner in line with Mundesley Hospital policy.
- Regarding medications management, store, check and administer drugs in accordance with the Mundesley Hospital medicines management policy and be accountable for the custody of drugs.
- Maintain a current knowledge of infection prevention and control practices and policies through annual mandatory updates and role specific training.
- Ensure next of kin are informed of patient’s treatment and admission in line with Caldicott guidelines.
- Have a full working knowledge of the CQC ‘Essential standards of quality and standards’ ensuring they are achieved and maintained at all times.
- Attend all mandatory training according to role and attend and participate in weekly development training sessions.
- Engage in the Mundesley Hospital supervision, reflective practice and wellbeing processes.
Education and Training
- To engage in mandatory training in accordance with the requirements of the job role.
- Engage in the Weekly Development Programme in accordance with the job role and/or additional skills or interests.
- The post holder is expected to be fully conversant with the NMC Code of Conduct and associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
- To attend all mandatory training as prescribed in Mundesley Hospital policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour and ensure effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team, ie social workers and relatives.
Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Children
Mundesley Hospital is committed to ensuring vulnerable adults are protected and come to no harm. All employees have a responsibility to be aware of national and local policies, their individual responsibilities with regards to the POVA and POCA agenda.
Standards of Behaviour
- As a member of staff, you must be committed to the delivery of high quality services for our patients including their right to be treated at all times with dignity and respect.
- Bullying and harassment will not be accepted in any form at any level and will be dealt with in an open and appropriate manner.
Health & Safety
All employees have a responsibility to abide by the safety practices and codes authorised by Mundesley Hospital. They have an equal responsibility with management for maintaining safe working practices.
Staff Professional and Personal Development Journey
To receive supervision and annual appraisal and develop personal development plans for all staff for whom you have line management responsibility. To engage in the weekly development programme.
Staff Engagement and Wellbeing
- To engage with all staff on in the design and delivery of services. This means listening to and involving junior staff in decisions that affect them and the service that they provide.
- To work as a team to ensure all staff receive adequate breaks within shifts and to use their break time healthily.
- Engage in staff meetings to gain updates and new relevant information.
- This job description is not exhaustive and can be changed or amended.
- Ensure that all Health and Safety and IPAC polices are adhered to and any issues are reported to the Nurse in Charge
What we offer our care coordinators:
- Free training
- Free uniform
- Flexible working hours mornings, evenings and weekend
- Competitive rates of pay
- You are paid from the start to finish of your round and travel time during it
- A mileage allowance of 25p per mile (additional tax allowances can be claimed up to 45p per mile)
- 28 days paid holiday; and pension scheme.
- You will be part of a team of highly valued carers.
If you think that you have the skills necessary to be a valuable member of our team, please call for more information or email your CV along with a summary of why you think you would fit the bill, we look forward to hearing from you. We also have an online application form for your convenience. However you choose to contact us, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Phone on: 01603 865 665
Or apply online by clicking here
We look forward to welcoming you to our team.