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Mental Health Nurse posted by Athona Ltd

Full Time
Canterbury
£30,000 - £35,000 / year

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Nurse to work with our client in Canterbury.

Job Purpose

  • 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 take charge of the ward/department/unit in the absence of senior nursing staff following performance review

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 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.

Benefits

  • £1000 Welcome Bonus

  • Thorough induction programme

  • Range of staff discounts

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Support for revalidation

  • Support for BSc and MSc

  • Access to Myfamilycare services

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Reference Number

BW - 23

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