Acute Adult Mental Health Nurser
Salary £26,404 - £34,173
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
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.