- 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: protecting and supporting the health of individual patients / residents; assessment of care and health education needs; development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient
- Under supervision, to gain experience and skills in: clinical practice; facilitation and teaching; management (as appropriate)
- 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
Scope and Authority
- To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.
- In conjunction with other health professionals, assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients / residents.
- To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with other health professionals to modify care plans as appropriate
- To act as the primary nurse for inpatient stay
- To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures
- To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice
- To act as a mentor/preceptor to students/support workers as appropriate
- To supervise junior staff in carrying out their care plans
- To liaise effectively with all actively involved in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
- To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients / residents and carers.
- To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
- To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external factors and act as a Patient Advocate.
- 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
In return we offer you:
- A ‘welcome bonus’ of at least £1,000
- Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (subject to conditions)
- 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 four weeks full pay and four weeks half pay
- The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
- Maternity leave at three month’s full pay and three month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
- Two 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)
Huntercombe can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of our team and every day you’ll be able to make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
The Huntercombe Group is one of the leading specialist care providers in the UK, providing treatment in the areas of Mental Health and Addictions, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Learning Disabilities and Children Specialist Services.
We have gained a reputation for innovation and creating the right treatment solutions for patients with particularly challenging and complex needs. Our philosophy is to ensure that every individual admitted to our services has the potential to enhance their prospects for a more fulfilling life.
The hospital is a 36 bed tier four CAMHS hospital for young people aged 12 -18 years with a range of mental health disorders and includes the following units:
- PICU-Psychiatric intensive care unit (12 beds)
- General adolescent service (12 beds)
- Eating disorders service (12 beds)
At the Huntercombe Group you will work with doctors, therapists and other experts to make a world of difference to peoples’ lives.
There is free parking at hospital which is located close to the village of Wheaton Aston, 10 miles from Stafford and just six miles from the M6 motorway.
Most patients and residents are referred via NHS and local authorities. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.
To join The Huntercombe Group as a Registered Nurse (RMN/RNLD) you will be:-
- A Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (mental health, RNLD) appropriate to the job
- Able to maintain professional standards of practice at all times
- Flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
- Able to motivate, lead and supervise a team
- Person centred, showing empathy with a desire to make a difference
- Professional in your approach to customer care
- Motivated with the desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
- Able to provide demonstrable experience of working in mental health and of enhancing care
- Legally entitled to work in the UK
Accepted degree subjects
nursing and midwifery
Plus £1,000 welcome bonus
Contract and working hours
How to apply
Closing date: Continuous recruitment
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 13/11/2017