We are currently recruiting for a Staff Nurse in a unit providing specialist services looking after young people aged 12 to 18 with severe mental health problems and eating disorders.
The hospital is set within large gardens and there are four separate wards. Eating disorder patients, is within the original Manor House. The patients stay in one of three other wards which are located in two other buildings in the hospital grounds.
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
•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)
Please apply and a member of the team will give you a call to discuss in more depth and answer any of your questions .