Registered Mental Health Nurse

Responsible to: Registered Manager

Purpose of Position

  • The post holder will be a nurse for a clinical area and will play an important role in ensuring that you provide high quality person-centered care.
  • The post holder may provide direct clinical care and support to junior team members.
  • You may be clinically responsible and accountable for a caseload of patients and may act as nurse in charge and managerial supervisor to junior staff members.
  • 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.

Professional Standards of Behaviour

  • To attend all mandatory training as prescribed in Norvic Healthcare policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour and ensure effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team, e.g. social workers and relatives.
  • As a member of staff, you must always be committed to the delivery of high-quality services for our patients including their right to be treated 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.

Professional and Personal Development of Staff Promoted Through Engagement and Wellbeing

  • To receive supervision and annual appraisal and develop personal development plans for all staff for whom you have line management responsibility.
  • To engage in any development programmes.
  • Where appropriate, engage with all staff 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 polices are adhered to and any issues are reported to the Nurse in Charge.

Principle Responsibilities

Managerial / Organisational (As nurse in charge of the shift)

  • The post holder must ensure Norvic Healthcare’s philosophy and care models are always delivered, 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 Norvic Healthcare 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 over a 24-hour period.

Clinical care

  • To provide high standards of skilled nursing care to patients based on each individual’s 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.
  • To ensure that all written documentation adheres to the Norvic Healthcare’s policies and procedures and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines.
  • 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 always.
  • 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 any therapeutic programme as included in their shared care plan.
  • Ensure that any environment maintains a safe and therapeutic ambience, where possible.
  • Ensure patients, relatives and other persons are always received in a professional manner and to act in a courteous and polite manner, 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.
  • Always ensure the maintenance of all clinical records, document all actions and interventions in a clear and honest and timely manner in line with Norvic Healthcare policy.
  • Regarding medications management, store, check and administer drugs in accordance with the Norvic Healthcare medicines management policy and be accountable for the custody of drugs and NMC guidelines.
  • 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 any development training sessions.
  • Engage in the Norvic Healthcare supervision, reflective practice and well-being processes.

Education and Training

  • To engage in mandatory training in accordance with the requirements of the job role.
  • Engage in development programmes in accordance with the job role and/or additional skills or interests.

What we offer

  • Free training
  • Free uniform
  • Flexible working hours; mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Holiday pay included in your pay
  • Pension scheme
  • You will be part of a team of highly valued care workers

Do you fit the role?

If you think that you have the skills necessary to be a valuable member of our team, please call for more information, email your CV with a summary of why you fit the role, or fill out our application form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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