Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.
The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.
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The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
Moorside Ward is on The John Elliot Unit at Birch Hill Hospital is a 42 bedded adult acute mental health unit with two wards one 18 beds and one with 24 beds. Both wards are mixed acute sex mental health providing services for adults of working age in the Borough of Rochdale.
You will be responsible for the assessment of needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients admitted on to the ward. You will supervise the work of junior staff, ensuring the highest possible standard of nursing care in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Mental Health Act and all other legalisation.
Key Responsibilities of the Post:
• To provide care and support to individuals with acute mental health needs in an inpatient setting under in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
• To maintain personal contact with patients, their relatives and carers. Being sensitive to their needs for respect, privacy and dignity and to act as a senior point of contact on the ward.
• To ensure that all staff follow the guidelines identified in both the Trusts’ and National policies.
• To assist in ensuring that the provision of nursing care is to the optimum standard achievable within allocated resources.
• To ensure that patients, their families and carers are directly involved in decisions which affect their care.
• To promote high standards of patient care by the application of a systematic care planning approach which utilises an appropriate nursing model.
• To initiate patient focussed interventions and developments, which reflect social, cultural and spiritual needs.
• To ensure that each patient has a comprehensive and holistic assessment of their care needs with a mutually agreed plan of care between the patient and the nurse.
Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic and flexible in approach and must have a first level registration (RNMH).
You will have experience of working in acute in-patient mental health settings and a comprehensive understanding of Mental Illness, knowledge of treatments and interventions appropriate for individuals with acute mental health needs.
You should have the ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and CPA process and knowledge of current policy and guidance in relation to the development of Acute Mental Health Services.
Consideration may be given to newly qualified nurses requiring initial preceptorship. Fixed term posts will also be considered.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Natasha Meredith
Job Title: Ward Manager
Contact Number: Apply
or Apply All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to register with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a s