Senior Nurse RMN or RNLD - Low Secure Mental Health Hospital - Canterbury, Kent - £30,541 to £34,452 per annum dependent on experience
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse ( RMN ) or Senior Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse ( RNLD ) who is looking for an exciting challenge in a Low Secure Mental Health Hospital environment in Canterbury, Kent.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Nurse ( RMN or RNLD ) to work within a leading group in the care sector, who offer market leading training with potential to develop both personally and professionally.
Benefits of this Senior Nurse RMN or RNLD role include:
- A 'Welcome Bonus' of at least £1,000
- Free accommodation
- Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
- A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
- Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
- The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
- Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
- 2 weeks paid paternity leave
- Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
- A fantastic preceptorship programme
- A range of staff discounts
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Support for revalidation
- Support for BSc and MSc
- Professional support through Nurses forum
- Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Overtime available for extra shifts.
My Client can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of the team and every day you'll be able to make a difference to the lives of their patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
This fantastic service caters to both men and women with mental health disorders, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and complex needs.
The low-secure site is split into bungalows and houses on spacious grounds, with a dedicated service for women and a specialist unit for men who have offending behaviours. Some of the patients may be detained under the Mental Health Act and some may have a criminal history. Also within the grounds is a transitional service for those moving on from a low-secure setting, but with the reassurance of continued care from our team. They aim to help patients move to less-restrictive environments as soon as they are able and support them in getting back into the community.
As a Senior Nurse ( RMN or RNLD ) your main duties will be:
- To actively participate with the multidisciplinary team in formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments
- Administering drugs and checking preparations in accordance with company policy and procedures and NMC guidelines
- Providing assistance and clinical leadership in the induction/development and supervision of new and junior staff
- Regularly reviewing risk factors and working in conjunction with other health professionals to modify care plans as appropriate
- Ensuring that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures
- Liaising effectively with all actively involved in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients/residents
- To protect vulnerable adults/children from internal/external factors and act as a Patient Advocate
The ideal Senior Nurse will be/have:
- A Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Mental Health, Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities) appropriate to the job
- Able to maintain professional standards of practice at all times
- Flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
- Able to motivate, lead and supervise a team
- Person centred, showing empathy with a desire to make a difference
- Professional in your approach to customer care
- Motivated with the desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
- Able to provide demonstrable experience of working in mental health and of enhancing care
- Legally entitled to work in the UK