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Registered Mental Health Nurse

NHS Professionals Flexible Workers
Gloucester, UK
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Could you bring your Mental healthcare experience to the midlands and work for some of the most prestigious mental health Trusts to provide essential patient care?

We are looking for Mental Health Nurses to join the staff bank and support a number of trusts in the midlands who are seeking ad-hoc shifts and longer-term placements opportunities.

The services provided are a major provider of mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for people of all ages in the Midlands.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for nurse who can provide care to patients with mental health problems within an inpatient setting, in line with the 6 Areas of Action identified in the Vision and Strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care Staff (also known as the 6Cs): Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.

As a qualified nurse you will have experience in providing co-ordination, assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for people with mental health problems in the inpatient setting.

To apply for this post, you must have one of the following:
  • Have a minimum of 12 months experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, working with mental health patients in a hospital, care home, or community or agency environment within the last 2 years
  • A valid NMC PIN

What you will be doing?

You will be working alongside experienced Mental Health professionals and supporting them in several areas, meaning that you can bring your vital skills and support in the following disciplines:
  • To practice within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To assess patient's wellbeing and related needs.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate programs of care.
  • To be a named nurse and be responsible for care coordination and delivery of care programs for patients on caseload.
  • To monitor the wellbeing of patients and contribute to protecting individuals whose health and wellbeing is at risk in accordance with local policies eg observation policy, risk management policy.
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team, service users and carers, about programs of care and routine and daily activities.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with the data protection act and professional code of conduct.
  • To involve service users, carers and relatives wherever feasible throughout episodes of care, offering choices at every opportunity.
  • To be conversant with, and practice within, the 1983 Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, including the receipt of section papers.
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with local policies.
  • To monitor and maintain health, safety, and security of self and others in own work area as identified in local policies.
  • To contribute to quality improvement initiatives, e.g. clinical audit, essence of care.
  • To take an active part in developing knowledge ideas and to support evidence-based practice.
  • To regularly take charge of the ward, taking responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of deputy/ward manager.
  • To delegate and supervise the work of junior team members as appropriate to level of ability.
  • To contribute to the development of junior members of staff and students, promoting an environment conducive to learning.
  • To participate in regular management and supervision from ward manager/deputy ward manager.
  • To participate in regular individual performance review (IPRs) and in the production of a personal development plan.
  • To attend training courses that are mandatory, indicated in personal development plans or required by the needs of the service.

Who are we?

Who are we? Well ... If a hospital cannot supply staff on a ward or area, due to increased demand, sickness, or common staff shortages, they need to call upon Bank staff. NHS Professionals works with trusts to develop 'bank' of highly skilled workers who want to work flexibly with the NHS.

Registering with NHS Professionals

We value your skills, dedication, and commitment in supporting your local Trust and the NHS. We believe together we continue to deliver world-class healthcare service to our patients.

By registering, you can tackle unfilled shift pressures by supporting last-minute shifts, while receiving several attractive incentives:
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust - Access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle - Take control of when you want to work
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go - Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - Call us anytime
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities. The Rapid Response process to join is simple, fast and you can be joined at a local trust rapidly through NHS Professionals

We also have a range of flexible Bank shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

Register today to find out more information.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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