Senior Staff Nurse

United Kingdom
28000.00 - 34000.00 GBP Annual + GBP28000 - GBP34000/annum
14 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:
To provide quality nursing care of the highest standard to our client base.
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care within the multi-disciplinary team.
To lead the nursing team on a daily basis with support and guidance from the Hospital Manager thus ensuring maintenance of our high standards of care.
Provision of a safe and secure, but homely environment to all patients and visitors to the unit.
To provide leadership to the ward and support the ward manager with delegated management duties, this may include short periods of On-Call.
• Assist in the providing, monitoring and supervising quality nursing care.
• Act as mentor to junior staff and students when the need arises.
• Promote good relationships with other members of the team, patient, relatives, visitors and other agencies.
• Communicate effectively with all professions and agencies involved in the care of each patient.
• Ensure the smooth operation of the care team system and actively take responsibility as the key worker for individual patients.
• Undertake all duties as instructed by senior colleagues and ensure junior staff receive adequate guidance in completing their duties.
• Maintain discipline within the clinical area, informing the senior nurse or designated deputy of any deviations from the accepted standards and abide by company policies.
• Ensure a high standard of nursing care is provided and patient's rights and confidentiality are safeguarded.
• Deliver and support therapeutic, occupational, educational and recreational activities for all patients on an individual or group basis.
• Ensure staff implement agreed policies relating to nursing procedures.
• Liaise with all professionals and other agencies to achieve optimum levels of care for individual patients.
• Provide clinical advice, supervision and support to other health care workers.
• Assist in the auditing of individual programmes of care on a regular basis.
• Ensure effective handovers and regular staff meetings are held.
• Administer drugs in accordance with agreed hospital medicine policy.
• Prepare written reports for mental Health Review Tribunals, Hospital Manager Appeals, Care and treatment plan and clinical Reviews.
• Ensure correct implementation of admission, transfer and discharge procedure with specific reference to the management of patient's property and the requirements of the MHA 1983.
• To monitor ward supplies and order within the Clinic budget.
• Inform staff on a regular basis of any changes, forthcoming events or future developments.
• Abide by legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice, maintaining current use of MHA 1983 and Children Act 1989.
• Ensure all staff follow legal requirements and statutory rules, including QNIC and Healthcare standards and young people in secure settings 2013
• Accept responsibility for ensuring personal and professional development and competence.
• Maintain standards of conduct in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Hospital Policies.
• Actively provide supervision for junior staff.
• Actively seek supervision from Senior Nurse or Clinical Team leader.
• Assists the Registered Manager in creating an environment that supports evidence-based practice and reflective learning
• Assists the Registered Manager in the dissemination and application of relevant research findings
• Participates in any research initiatives that are undertaken pertinent to the speciality supports the Registered Manager in ensuring that clinical governance is embedded in the team

The Person:
Elements essential to this position:
• Registered Nurse
• At least 3 years post qualification experience
• Quality Management
• Clinical Effectiveness
• Direct patient care and service delivery
• Worked within a secure environment
• MHA 1983
• Care and treatment plans
• Children's act 1989
• Building effective working relationships
• Systematic approach to problem solving
• Competent in the Care Programme Approach
• Assessing clinical and non clinical risk
• Communicating, negotiating and influencing with impact verbally and in writing
• Effective time management
• Ability to organise own and others workloads
• Able to meet Regis Healthcare Ltd.'s professional standards e.g. dress code
• Committed to ongoing professional development
• Ambitious
• Hardworking
• Creative open minded
• Positive
• Sensitive

Our Referral Incentive:

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. Please continue to check our website for any other roles which may be of interest.

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We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK