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Senior Staff Nurse - Fenwick Ward - Part Time

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £30,310 - £36,565 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)

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Senior Staff Nurse – Fenwick Ward  

Location: Northampton

Salary: £30,310 - £36,565 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)

Part Time 4 -5 shifts per fortnight 

 

At St Andrew’s you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging – by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself.  We’re one of the UK’s leading mental healthcare charities with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare.

Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to take your career to a new level.  Join us and you’ll be part of a team with a shared focus on people not profits, with all surpluses re-invested to benefit our patients.

Our Neuropsychiatry division offers unrivalled care, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs that is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and rehabilitation practice, and for its ability to manage and reduce aggressive behaviour.

Fenwick Ward

A specialist ward for women over the age of 45 with complex and enduring mental health needs. On Fenwick we have a strong focus on improving the quality of life of those in our care through risk reduction and positive behaviour support. You will work as part of a motivated multi-disciplinary team where everyone’s voice has value. You should have a strong sense of compassion and the drive to advocate for those who may not always be able to do this for themselves.

About you

You will have in depth experience of working with our 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.

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.

Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

“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.

Closing date:  Monday 4th July 2022.