Our clients in Oxford are urgently seeking a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to join their Working Age Adult Inpatient Service located within the area.
37.5 hours per week: Day shifts/Early/Late/Long Days and Weekend Cover, No Night Shifts.
The successful candidate will be expected to support people with long and enduring mental health problems at points when they are so distressed that they cannot be nursed or cared for in the community. They will support these patients to cope and work towards their recovery. Their role will be to support those he/she works with to live as independently as possible, often following illness with a focus on enabling, rather than personal care, and involves providing advice and guidance as part of a range of support activities rather than a specialist service.
The role is quite dynamic and is inclusive of duties including:-
Assisting patients with bathing, washing, shaving and oral hygiene.
Medication management including monitoring of efficacy and medication side effects.
General patient observations and other nursing related activities.
Facilitating nursing observation for patients at risk.
Moving and Handling patients safely.
Engaging and using where necessary the Physical de-escalation and restraining techniques.
Assisting with eating and drinking