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Charge Nurse-Directorate of Forensic Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

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14 Jun 2021

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In line with the philosophy of the clinical area you are responsible for assisting and providing specialist nursing care and treatment for individuals who have a mental disorder or learning disability who have demonstrated serious offending behaviour or present significant risk to themselves or others. You, as part of the multi-disciplinary team, provides care through a progressive patient focused approach, within a safe and secure environment which is underpinned by formal risk assessment and risk management that will maximise the individuals rehabilitation potential. You will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination of the named nurse system; ensuring needs are appropriately assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with best practice. In the absence of the Senior Charge Nurse, you will have the continuing responsibility for the management of the clinical area including supervision and deployment of staff. You will have a key role in the support of supervision and practice development of all nursing staff within their area, ensuring that practice reflects the identified needs of the patient group. This will include support education in the clinical area for junior members of staff, undergraduate and post graduate students.

This post is based at Rowanbank Clinic / Leverndale Hospital and the shift pattern is Long days and night duty, 75 hours over 14 days, week 1 = 4 days / week 2 = 3 days

Informal contact: Kevin Tolland / Adrian Leitch, 0141 232 6452 / 0141 211 1382,,

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