Mental Health Nurse

Athona Nursing
15 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Role: Mental Health Nurse

Location: Essex

Hours: Full-time 37.Hours: Full-time 37.5 hour week

Salary: is £26,500

• About the role:

Athona Recruitment are excited to currently be working with one of the leading independent provider of behavioural care in the UK

They organise ourselves into three divisions - healthcare, education and children’s services, and adult care services - which together support the needs of more than 30,000 people every year.

Dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. They understand that in order for people to achieve high quality clinical and educational outcomes they need individually tailored programmes, suiting their specific needs.

They have established an unrivalled reputation for delivering a real and lasting difference for its service users.

The Group currently treats more than 70 different conditions through a nationwide network of over 400 facilities that support service user’s health, care, education and specialised needs and include:

Main purpose of the mental health nurse

• To undertake and manage direct patient care, having participated fully in the assessment, planning and evaluation of care needs. Undertake the delivery of care, including individual and group sessions, to agreed quality standards as prescribed by internal procedures and health legislation.

• Adopt a systemic, individual approach to all patient care plans and communicate the outcomes to the clinical team both verbally and in writing, ensuring all CPA and risk assessment documentation is kept up to date.

• Ensure effective communication of any concerns relating to patient care.

• Deputise in the absence of the Ward Manager and their Deputy to manage the staffing and clinical needs of the ward as required.

• Support and supervise new or junior staff.

• Assist and support regional management in developing and implementing new services.

• Manage the assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual patient care plans while promoting a professional working environment to ensure a high standard of patient care

First level registration needed

Experience will have been acquired through professional training in a related environment

Organises and prioritises own workload within established procedures, focusing on short-term objectives. Refers complex issues to senior staff. Oversees work of junior staff.

Problem solving is based on acquired knowledge, skills and experience usually requiring the adaptation of existing systems and processes in response to clinical needs.

May be required to allocate and oversee the work of junior colleagues/staff.

Delegated responsibility for the care, security and maintenance of equipment, drugs and other consumables on the ward/department.

Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient records, data and information. Ensuring good quality patient documentation, which meets the Regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

Communication and interpersonal skills are a key feature of the role which will usually involve Activities such as coaching, counselling etc.

The problems faced by patients may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

The role holder must undertake Continuing Professional Development