Senior Staff Nurse (RNLD & RMN) - Medium Secure Service
Senior Staff Nurse (RNLD & RMN) – Medium Secure Service
Salary: up to £35,500 plus enhancements
Our Medium Secure Service offers specific treatment programmes for both male and female patients who require specialist forensic input. The care and treatment offered is based on a multidisciplinary therapeutic programme focused on individual patients. We are looking for experienced nurses to join our Women’s Medium, Men’s Medium and Women’s Blended wards.
Women’s Blended Wards – Willow and our new ward Maple
Willow and Maple (opening in November) are both 10-bed wards providing an innovative new service model for our female patients. We provide a therapeutic pathway that supports patients from medium secure through to community discharge. We deliver a Trauma Informed Care approach with a full training programme for staff and provide a least restrictive environment for our patients. This is a unique and exciting service for patients and staff.
Women’s Medium Secure
We care and treat women aged 18-65 who have a diagnosis of emotional, psychiatric and behavioural difficulties who require care within a medium secure environment. Staff are trained in Trauma Informed Care and work closely with the teams on the blended wards where our patients care pathway continues.
Men’s Medium Secure
Our Men’s wards include; Prichard, Cranford, Robinson, Fairbairn and Rose. All in William Wake House, each ward has their area of specialism and provides exceptional care for male patients with needs including; deaf/communication difficulties, brain injury and personality disorders.
Some of the main duties of a Senior Staff Nurse are to:
- Plan, organise and deploy staff according to competencies and workload in order to meet patient needs.
- Develop, implement, review and promote the importance of effective outcome focused care plans to meet individual preferences and needs, attending and contributing to ward rounds.
- Effectively communicate with all MDT members, taking positive risks to manage the care environment and reduce the use of restrictive practices.
- Build and monitor ongoing relationships with patients, their families and carers to encourage trust, whilst listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.
- Ensure all patient records, records of risk and interventions that have been taken, are up to date and accurate.
- Use refection and supervision to learn from events and generate opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
- Receive and provide clinical supervision.
- Support the division to deliver specific outcome measures.
- Complete required ward audits in line with the Clinical Governance strategy.
You will have in depth experience of working with challenging patients in a mental health service. Being a strong team player, you will be able to build and maintain effective relationships across clinical teams. You will have good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport with patients. You will also be highly resilient, able to work under pressure and have good problem solving skills. You will have an active NMC registration and have completed your preceptorship.
Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.
We offer an excellent package that includes:
- Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
- ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
- Pension and life assurance
- Sickness policy on par with the NHS
- 38 days annual leave, increasing further with service (including bank holidays)
- Access to huge savings through retail discount and cashback schemes from St Andrew’s Reward Gateway, Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Healthcare cash plan
- Free parking
- Paid DBS application