Staff Nurse - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Gillingham, Kent, England
ME8
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 28407.0 - 34581.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 28407.0 - 34581.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Contract
Permanent
Role
Staff Nurse
Posted
1 Nov 2023
Closes
31 Dec 2023

Job Description

Job overview

Newhaven Lodge is comprised of 8 single bedrooms offering 24 hour care, 7 days a week for individuals with complex mental health needs. It is situated in Gillingham at Medway Maritime Hospital and is one of 6 Rehabilitation Units across Kent, which provides inpatient recovery and rehabilitation.

The Rehabilitation Service provides assessments and a variety of treatment interventions within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), who work closely together to provide a flexible approach in order to meet clients’ needs and requirements and to provide the best quality care.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated registered mental heath nurse to join our experienced multi-disciplinary team at Newhaven Lodge. The role includes:

Supporting the Unit Manager in the smooth running of the Unit and taking an active leadership role in running shifts.

Undertaking specialist assessments and identify rehabilitation goals with clients who have a range complex mental health needs.

Acting as Named Nurse to a defined caseload of clients within the Unit and work with them in a recovery focussed model to develop individualised and person centred care plans.

Promoting effective treatment of clients through the safe management and administration of medication

Main duties of the job

Work across a 24 hour shift pattern, 7 days a week

Manage the shift when on duty & coordinate the workload for junior staff; delegation

Have a good understanding of the Mental Health Act, Safeguarding frameworks & clinical documentation.

Administer & dispense medication (medication management)

Champion recovery orientated practice, to include group work, & facilitate the therapeutic intervention programme.

Follow Health and Safety protocols & Policies

Risk management & patient safety

Deliver effective & quality care alongside patients.

Keep up to date with mandatory & CPD requirements (Trust Policy / NMC Revalidation)

Demonstrate good mental health assessment & intervention skills.

There is a strong commitment to supervision, training ®ular appraisal, which you will receive & deliver to named staff.

Work as part of the MDT on the Unit

Demonstrate effective communication & interpersonal skills.

Have a good knowledge of physical health monitoring & documentation.

Person specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration

Essential criteria

Recognised professional qualification in mental health nursing

Registered with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Up to date Medication Calculations Assessment

Up to date Clinical Risk Assessment training

Desirable criteria

Completed Preceptorship

Evidence of personal and professional development in contemporary mental health

Additional Professional Qualification

Experience

Essential criteria

Use of formal and informal assessments and understanding of the assessment process to formulate client interventions

Sound understanding of the Mental Health Act and its application in an inpatient setting

Understanding of the CPA process Experience of individual and group work

Provision of supervision and workload management of junior staff

Desirable criteria

Experience of working in a community setting

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria

Some knowledge of best practice in providing rehabilitation and recovery focused interventions to individuals experiencing complex mental health issues

Sound understanding of the Mental Health Act and its application in an inpatient setting

Knowledge in the application of relevant nursing and recovery focussed theoretical models, and approaches relevant to client group.

Basic knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Training and presentation skills Job Evaluation Ref: XXXX Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment

An understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.

Understanding of the impact of mental health needs on function of clients, family and carers.

Ability to form rapport with individuals and groups

Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times, especially in complex/challenging situations.

Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as part of an interprofessional team, showing awareness of team dynamics

Ability to communicate sensitive and emotional information using a variety of mediums; being able to adapt methods/style/approach as appropriate.

Good knowledge and practice of IT skills

Willingness to work flexibly

Desirable criteria

Training and presentation skills

Ref: 380-NK028

Job Details

Staff Nurse - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£ 28407.0 - 34581.0 Per year
Job level
Staff Nurse
Hours
Full time
Posted
1 Nov 2023
Type
Permanent
Closes
31 Dec 2023

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