Nurses General & Mental Health
Hampshire and various areas throughout the county
- To manage, direct and evaluate a high standard of nursing care for a designated number of residents in a social care setting.
- To maintain and develop relevant skills, specialist knowledge and competencies to care for Older People and / or Older People with Mental Health problems.
- To contribute significantly toward the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the unit.
- To act as a mentor and role model to others, reflecting a holistic and person-centred approach to professional nursing practice and resident care.
- The postholder will be responsible for the provision of person centred, professional nursing care to residents within Older Persons’ nursing homes. This requires developing specialist knowledge of nursing practice to care for Older People and Older People with Mental Health problems. The postholder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans for a designated number of residents and be responsible for the accurate documentation and reporting to other members of the team. The postholder will supervise, mentor support and educate junior nurses in the unit. They will adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice at all times. The postholder will liaise with other healthcare professionals with responsibility for the residents’ care.
- The postholder will act as a role model to all staff to ensure that professional standards are set, maintained and monitored in the delivery of care. This involves maintaining accurate records on resident care and reporting clinical and non-clinical events to assist with external audits. The postholder is responsible for promoting good practice to achieve continuous improvements in nursing developments and assist in audit trials and benchmarking clinical services within the nursing unit.
- The postholder must keep up to date with new developments in clinical practice and implement changes to the provision of nursing care wherever necessary. Promote and practice evidence based care, embracing new ideas and changes for the benefit of residents. Act as a mentor for students and colleagues providing clinical supervision, participating in induction programmes, guiding practice, assessing competence and supporting learning. Accept responsibility for own personal and professional development needs and maintain a record of evidence within a Personal Professional Portfolio. Expand your own knowledge and act as a resource for others by developing an area of interest relevant to the care of older people. Assist in clinical research that may be undertaken within the department / uses current practice to assist in the process.
- The postholder must maintain good working relationships within the team and ensure that resources are used efficiently within the unit. They will act as the duty coordinator in the absence of the senior nurse.
- The postholder is responsible for promoting equality of opportunity in the provision of nursing staff and nursing care. Also be responsible for developing IT systems and use of resources to support the sustainability of nursing care.
- Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse (RGN or RMN).
- You will have a good knowledge and understanding of elderly care, rehabilitation and Health and Social Care agenda.
- Able to provide direct care for the client group you will be managing and have an understanding that the delivery of care is within a social care setting.
- Good communication skills (verbal and written).
- Experience of involving residents / families or carers in care planning, monitoring and evaluating services.
- Basic IT skills / or a willingness to undertake training.
- Able to work as part of a team – self-motivated and flexible in your approach to work.
- General range of medical, surgical nursing and elderly care.
- A good working knowledge of clinical governance standards and good clinical skills.
- The ability to engage successfully with residents, families and carers and able to support and mentor students and more junior nursing staff within the team.
- Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.
Note the following conditions can and will be encountered in this position:
- Manual handling of people/objects 15kg+ on a daily basis
- Display Screen Equipment user
- Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Working with Vulnerable Adults
- Days, Afternoons & Night Work (19.45 – 8.00)
- Participating in direct personal care
- Food Handling
- Sharps (e.g. Needles)
- Temporary on-going contract role.
- Hot Environment
- Entry into confined spaces
- Rate of Pay Up to £40.30 Per Hour (check rates including total costs)
Enhanced DBS disclosure required, candidates welcome to provide details of DBS update service or DBS results can be processed within 24 hours at candidate cost.
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