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Band 5 Registered Mental Heath Nurse - Eating Disorder Service

Job reference: HQ00091538
Up to £24.46 per hour
Mental Health Nursing


This vacancy has now expired.

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Sanctuary Health is currently looking for a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse to fill a full-time role within an Eating Disorder Service based in Wandsworth.

The pay rate for this locum RMN job is £24.46 (LTD Company Equivalent) per hour and is an initial 3-month contract.

The post holder will deliver high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

The role includes leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centered care in a collaborative way. The post holder will co-ordinate a first-class service that includes assessment and monitoring of physical health, maintaining service users' rights, supervising junior staff and students, working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records.

Responsibilities of the Registered Mental Health Nurse:
- Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading on implementing the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
- Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.
- Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient-centred care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
- Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives/carers.
- Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.
- Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance.
- Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.
- Developing the management of care needs through:
- Initial data collection.
- Monitoring of individual service user/patient progress
- Feedback and discussion
- Producing reports and in-care reviews e.
- Devising a plan of care and interventions supervised by a Registered Nurse.
- Leading on and directing junior to staff in providing hands-on care to service users including:
Undertaking 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non- judgmental way.
- Recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging the importance of maintaining the service user's respect and dignity at all times and ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity.
- Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation working in partnership with service users, wider MDT and friends/relatives/significant others.
- Ensuring the monitoring and recording service user clinical observations are undertaken, such as Physical observations and vital signs and treating or escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that do not fulfil the personal parameters to the relevant professional for treatment. Promote healthy lifestyles and give health promotion advice and support.
- Implementing the principles of 'recovery': encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest. Where appropriate contributing to psychological interventions.
- Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.
- Facilitating the admission and discharge of service users, ensuring needs of the patient and service including relevant legislative or required documentation are completed.
- Advocating for service users' needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

Requirements of the Registered Mental Health Nurse:
- Valid NMC registration under mental health
- Experience in working in a community mental health setting is essential
- A degree or equivalent within mental health nursing (RMN trained)

This Registered Mental Health Nurse job is advertised by Deane Garrard; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

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