Locum Band 5 RMN - Acute Ward

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Locum Band 5 RMN - Acute Ward

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    Full Time

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    790 / 1224

  • Published:

    12 months ago

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​​Our clients in South London are recruiting for a number of
Band 5 RMN's to join various Acute Wards within the area.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Job Summary
​The successful candidate will work alongside RMNs. He/She will be a Physical health Champion for the Ward responsible for the assessment of physical health and mental health care needs and for the planning, implementing and evaluation of the care provided to meet those needs. He/She will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team and will liaise closely with other agencies both within and outside the ward. Dual qualification is desirable but not necessary.
The post holder will be required to work a shift pattern rota that includes both night and weekend working. He/She will be expected to work closely with Doctors, RMNs and other agencies to in order to meet the physical and mental health needs of the patients
The post holder will provide support, consultation, and formal and informal training to colleagues and other staff. Excellent communication and relationship management skills are essential to this post.
1.1     Act as primary nurse for a defined group (Physical Health Clients / Mental health clients) of patients and liaises with the associate nurses to ensure a consistent approach to delivering holistic care.
1.2     Assess plan, implement and evaluate the care provided especially with regard to identifying and managing risk.
1.3     Accept responsibility for the implementation of the Care Programme Approach with their primary patients.
1.4    Encourage patients to accept an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programmes.
1.5     Enter and maintain records using electronic and paper-based systems, Use of RIO.
1.6     Works in partnership with Healthcare Officers & other healthcare Depts to ensure that patient’s needs are addressed, and to maximise use of range of activities available for patients.
1.7     Treat all patients with fairness and respect, maintaining confidentiality appropriately.
1.8     Develop strategies for dealing with disturbed behaviour especially the ability to recognise and respond to signs of imminent disturbance.
1.9     Assist the inpatients manager and charge nurses in maintaining standards of care and participate in evaluation studies and projects as required.
1.10  To keep up to date with developments and research in general health nursing and applies relevant to practice.
1.11  Participates in the running of therapeutic patients groups and provide a recovery focus approach to deliver care.
1.12  To be fully involved in presentations in ward rounds, handovers and other meetings where patient care is discussed and reviewed.
1.13  To expedite and participate in the assessment, admission, transfer and discharge of patients according to local guidelines and standards.
1.14  Ensure that as a nurse they understand the confidential nature of their work and their responsibilities as identified in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
1.15  To ensure the safe custody of drugs and that they are ordered and administered accordingly to Trust policies.
1.16  To maintain an effective working knowledge of the administrative requirements and needs of patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).
1.17  To lead on the physical health care of the patients
1.18  To support MH practitioners / nurses to develop more awareness in Physical Health care.
1.19  To have a good knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act.
​​If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905(New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896(Existing Registrants)or alternatively please emailrecruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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