Mental Health Nurse


  • £26404 - £34173 per annum
  • Guernsey
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V49101641

Job Details

Acute Adult Mental Health Nurser



Salary £26,404 - £34,173



JOB SUMMARY:



 The post holder will carry out a wide range of duties principally to assess, develop, implement

and evaluate care to work within the wider multi-disciplinary team and also autonomously as

required.



 The post holder will follow a model of care that promotes close team work and is delivered to

service users in accordance with agreed ward programmes of health care delivery and

recovery.



 The post holder will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively on all levels within

both the acute mental health service, primary care and with relatives/carers.



 The post holder will be empathic when working with service users who have mental health

problems and will be guided by established policies and procedures within the clinical setting.



 The post holder will engage in training, clinical supervision, line management supervision and

team meetings on a regular basis and will provide supervision to junior members of the

nursing team.



 The post holder will contribute to the continued professional development of other nursing

team members, student nurses, VQ candidates, HCA's and other less experienced/new to role

team members.



 The post holder will take responsibility for professional development undertaking training as

required by the organisation.



 The post holder will participate in service development demonstrating initiative, enthusiasm

and the ability to undertake project work.



RELATIONSHIPS:



The post holder will report to the Team Leader/Ward Manager, be responsible to the Professional

Manager, Specialist Services, and be accountable to the Assistant Director, Specialist Services.



MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES



1. To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.



2. To autonomously initiate emergency interventions as patient/client condition dictates.



3. To provide prescribed nursing care without supervision, within the level of the post-holder's

experience, referring to a more senior nurse when necessary.



4. To participate as team member, including supporting relatives and friends of

patients/clients together with providing support for other patients/clients.



5. To maintain accurate records, both electronic and paper, of the care given in accordance

with agreed standards.



6. To act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.



7. Independently liaise and communicate effectively with members of the nursing staff,

multidisciplinary team and other associated agencies.



8. Demonstrate evidence-based practice.


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