We currently have several openings within our Northampton, Coventry and East Sussex sites for Registered Mental Health, General and Learning Disabilities Nurses. For more information on our locations please click on; https://smhc.uk.com/our-care-homes/
The post holder as a named nurse (or under the supervision of a senior qualified nurse, will coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care given for a group of patients. The post holder will work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service and the requirements of the Care Program Approach
S/he will assist and support the Unit Manager in the execution of duties and will accept delegated responsibilities which may include taking charge of the units as deemed appropriate. The post holder will be expected to participate in the rotational system where appropriate for the clinical area which will also include Night Duty.
Duties and responsibilities – Clinical
1.1 To supervise and manage staff allocated to his/her team, on a shift by shift basis.
1.2 To liaise and communicate with other members of the Multi-disciplinary team.
1.3 Rotational duties, flexibility in roistering and working in alternative care settings as required.
1.4 To ensure that the statutory requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 and The Code of Practice (1995) are adhered to in the case of all detained patients.
1.5 To develop and co-ordinate individual or group therapeutic activities for patients in the care settings.
1.6 To administer and monitor the effects and side effects of medication and all aspects of medication management in line with the Trust and NMC guidelines.
1.7 Participate in clinical review meetings, including CPA, Section 117 and Supervised Discharge.
1.8 To promote, foster and ensure good working relationships within the units, departments and external agencies.
1.9 To ensure that Nursing Records meet the standards of the NMC guidelines and local policies.
1.10 To provide accurate and appropriate information and support to relatives, carers and visitors of patients in the care setting, in line with the Data Protection Act (1998).
1.11 Maintaining links with both voluntary and statutory agencies pertaining to the care of the patient.
1.12 To ensure the safekeeping/management of patients’ monies and property.
1.13 To ensure the safe removal and disposal of any potential harmful objects or substances.
1.14 As a named nurse, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care using the appropriate nursing model and produce written care plan.
Professional and Managerial responsibilities
2.1 To develop and maintain a learning environment for student nurses and other student professionals. To act as mentors to student nurses and provide preceptorship to newly qualified staff.
2.2 To be familiar with and comply with all relevant Unit policies, procedures and protocols.
2.3 To participate in positive, regular managerial/clinical supervision and the formal appraisal system in accordance with Unit Policy.
2.4 To prepare any nursing/incident reports etc as require.
2.5 To adhere to all NMC standards and guidelines including code of professional conduct
Quality, Governance and Administration
3.1 To assist and participate in the audit of clinical care and evaluation of patient care outcomes.
3.2 Participating in the application of Evidence based practice.
3.3 Ensure that clients receive a culturally competent service.
3.4 To act as an advocate for the Service Users / Carers.
3.5 To support the Manager in collecting and distributing data as required (statistical and research based).
NMC Registration / Professional Regulation
5.1 Be personally responsible in undertaking the education necessary to maintain professional registration with the requirement of individual professional bodies.
5.2 To delivery and carry out duties within the relevant framework as set out by Care Quality Commission (CQC) [Health & Social Care Act 2008] which brings together the work of the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission.