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Mental Health Nurse

Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Temp-to-Perm
Shift Pattern: Various shifts available

England, UK

Would you like to play an important part in helping drive healthcare forward and improve patient outcomes? Do you love working as a nurse but want a better work environment and an opportunity for career progression?

Salary: Starting from £24,336

Shift Pattern: Various shift available

Experience: minimum of 3 years’ experience required

• Diploma or Degree in Nursing.
• Registered Nurse with experience in Mental Health

Our benefits include:
• Provide four weeks intense OSCE training free
• Book OSCE (first time only) and pay for transport and hotel accommodation.
• Paid flights up to the value of £800
• Paid Visa Fees

Responsibilities and duties:

1. To coordinate the care of service users carrying out assessment planning, implementation
and evaluation of their care under the guidelines of the care programme approach and
under the supervision of the line manager.
2. To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the
individual and that unqualified staff are delivering care as laid down in the care plan.
To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the
assessment and developing a care plan.
3. To develop a risk management plan for service users, taking note of the contributions from
other members of the team. Ensure that all significant people are aware of the risk
management plan and are actioning it appropriately.
4. To direct unqualified staff in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to service
5. To participate in setting standards for care based on sound evidence based and research
6. To participate in the systematic monitoring and evaluation of service users that you have
responsibility for with guidance from a supervisor.
7. To communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the
communication of any relevant information which has an impact on the service user’s care.
8. To use verbal and non-verbal communication skills gained through training or experience to
impart sensitive information.
9. To check understanding of information where there are often barriers to effective
communications due to distress, psychiatric symptoms or where English is not the first
10. To use skills gained through training and experience to give and receive information to other
individuals with regards to a service users care in the reviews and multi-disciplinary
meetings. These individuals may be external to the Trust.
11. To have knowledge of the Mental Health Act / Mental Capacity Act and other relevant
legislation. To support services users and their carers when the Mental Health Act is being
used to admit the service user to hospital. To ensure that service user rights under the
Mental Health Act are effectively communicated to them and outcomes documented.
12. To provide and co-ordinate the provision of a range of therapeutic activities for service users
and monitor their effectiveness.
13. To take responsibility for the safe administration of medication to service users ensuring
that the Trust policies and procedures and the Nursing & Midwifery Councils regulations are
adhered to.
14. To ensure that all relevant information with regards to a service users care and treatment is
documented accurately and legibly into the health record. To supervise and monitor the
entries made by unqualified staff.
15. To under the guidance of a supervisor provide reports both in written and verbal formats as
requested e.g. for a service user Mental Health Act Tribunal or Managers Hearing.
16. To contribute to teaching sessions in order to pass on knowledge and skills.
17. To use skills gained through training and experience to de-escalate situations where service
users become physically or verbally aggressive.
18. To ensure that unqualified staff members get appropriate support following violent or other
untoward incidents.
19. To ensure that all incidents or near misses are documented as per Trust policy and that any
follow up action is taken.
20. To actively participate in service user reviews ensuring that service user needs are met and
that the team has all the relevant information on which to base their clinical decisions.
21. To develop care plans that enable service users to reach and maintain their optimum level of
health and independence to help them to remain in the community in their chosen setting.
22. To react pro-actively in cases of service user crisis and put in place immediate plans to
resolve the situation with supervision and guidance as appropriate.

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