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Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)

Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)

Job Title: Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackheath
Industry:
Salary: £33K - £35K
Start Date: 6th January 2020
Reference: Hunt - 0001
Contact Name: Jethro christensen
Contact Email: jethro.christensen@positivementalhealth.co.uk
Job Published: December 13, 2019 14:27

Job Description

Positve Healthcare are  looking for a Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)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.

Key Accountabilities

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.

Clinical Practice

  • 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.

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