Band 6 Charge Nurse - Applewood, Sandalwood Court, Swindon

Swindon, Wiltshire, England
SN2 1EN
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 Sep 2021
Closes
13 Oct 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To carry out clinical practice within the designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include:

Undertaking a comprehensive, patient-focused, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service user to provide the best nursing care

Carry out clinical audit to evaluate and improve clinical services in partnership with service users

Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, MHA 1983.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health legislation.

Be familiar with the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives. Recognise own competencies and to address any limitations to ensure safe practice.

To implement and encourage others to implement research-based practice.

Supervise junior and unqualified staff

Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users

Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for Individual service users: ICPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.

To use own specialist skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentoring opportunities for staff within designated areas and promote positive attitudes towards mental health. This will include:

Regular provision of advice and mentoring to staff.

Function as a preceptor and mentor to new staff enabling their full integration into the service.

Develop junior staff through teaching or training activities.

Support the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre- and post registered students, novice practitioners, and new team members as directed.

To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that practice reflects best practice, remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing patient and NHS service needs, as outlined in the NHS Plan (2000).

Implement the legal rules, statutory regulations and professional responsibilities relating to practice as outlined in the NMC "Code of Professional Practice". Change to: the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives

Take responsibility for post-registration education and for continuing professional development as outlined in NMC Standards.

To receive clinical supervision in accordance on a contracted and regular basis from an identified Senior Practitioner, as per trust Clinical Supervision Policy.

To be aware of the need for appropriate management support and supervision from the ward manager, and to maintain records of these meetings.

Maintain Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).

Implement Clinical and Personnel Policies and Procedures of AWP Trust.

Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues and act in accordance with the appropriate NMC standards and Trust policy.

To make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models ensuring provision of best care possible. Implement and abide by Trust and Service Policies in regard to the security of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public

To take part in PLACE and environmental risk assessments as requested so that best use is made of resources.

Undertake appraisals for staff at Band 5 and below to identify training and development needs and to ensure best practice.

Assist in staff disciplinary issues.

Implementation of managerial and clinical supervision to small team of nurses, ensuring best and safest practice is fully undertaken at all times.

Manage temporary staffing resources in line with AWP best practice guidance

Ensure that service provision is both safe and therapeutic within span of knowledge.

Effective organisation of own time, and that of others to ensure safe and efficient running of ward

Utilize electronic rostering systems

Participate in education and training opportunities to develop self and others

To take charge of the Unit in the absence of the Ward Manager or Clinical Team Leader

Ensure that all nurses, for whom the post-holder is responsible, abide by all Trust and local policies and procedures, in particular, Health and Safety at Work, Security and Confidentiality to guarantee legal obligations are fulfilled.

To maintain

Ref: 3451828

Job Details

Band 6 Charge Nurse - Applewood, Sandalwood Court, Swindon

Swindon, Wiltshire, Englandd Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
13 Sep 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
13 Oct 2021

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