Registered Nurse – Waking Nights
We require a progressive nurse for our registered nursing home for 16 people with mental health needs, located in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. You will be part of a highly committed team of nurses which leads the delivery of a person-centred recovery and residential rehabilitation service for people with enduring mental health needs.
The role will involve responsibility for the operational management and clinical leadership of the service on a waking night basis and for the direct supervision of Recovery Support Workers. You will be the Associated Named Nurse working in partnership with the Named Nurse with responsibility for up to 4 residents and you will be expected to undertake high quality holistic assessments and recovery-focused support plans, working closely with local mental health teams to provide a joined-up service. You will undertake needs/risk assessments.
You will assist in the planning and preparation of three monthly person-centred review meetings for the people you are co-responsible for, in conjunction with their wider care team, ensuing that the service is enabling people to maintain and improve their mental health/physical wellbeing and is developing their capacity for independence. You will ensure that residents enjoy a positive lifestyle, which includes opportunities for personal development and meaningful activity based on their strengths and interests.
When on duty you will take responsibility for leading the shift and deploying support workers and ancillary staff, ensuring that the service is well organized and is delivered safely and effectively in accordance with CQC standards and agency requirements. You will also take overall responsibility for the service in the absence of the Registered Manager, carrying out health and safety checks and quality audits. You will provide excellent customer care and proactively communicate with stakeholders in respect of risk management and the care and welfare of the people we support. You will have a strong ethical duty of care and a commitment to safeguarding vulnerable individuals.
This post will really suit you if you are seeking the opportunity to use your clinical skills whilst fostering meaningful, therapeutic relationships with service users and enabling them to move on and make progress to recovery. You will also enjoy positive, professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate warmth, compassion and unconditional positive regard for the people we support and will be able to develop trusting relationships based on empathy and respect. You will have the skills and personal qualities to encourage individuals to have positive sleep patterns in order for the individuals we support to engage in meaningful planning and therapeutic activities during the day. You will be expected to work collaboratively and professionally with the people we support, their families and mental health professionals/agencies.
You will need to demonstrate an up-to-date understanding of the recovery approach and recovery principles as well as mental health legislation, services and interventions. As you will be involved in the ordering, administering and auditing of medication you will need a good knowledge of mental health medication.
You will be hard working, resilient and reflective with the ability to accept supervision and be accountable for your own practice. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the practical skills required to plan and organize care and support delivery.
You will hold a Registered Nurse (RMN, RGN, RNLD) qualification and be currently registered with the NMC. A commitment to your own continuous professional development is essential. In return we will support you to access training and to keep abreast of current thinking and evidence-based practice in mental health recovery and rehabilitation.
Creative Support is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to delivering high quality care through a diverse, well trained and supported local work force.
To find out more contact Clare Catterall, Area Manager on 07976 584128. We would love to discuss this opportunity with you.
Applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.