Purchasing Professionals Associates Ltd.
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We currently have positions for Registered Mental Health Nurses in all our services due to a period of exciting development and expansion.

This position reports to:          Clinical Team Leader       



Role Summary


Successful candidates will work under the supervision and direction of Clinical Team Leader, and will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation ofprogrammes of care and  assessments. 

Applicants will need to have completed a post qualification preceptorship programme of development

Newly qualified nurses who have completed the above can not be considered

Hours of working will cover days,nights and weekend shift patterns from 8.00am -8.15pm and 8.00pm - 8.15am


Main Responsibilities


Your role  will cover the following ares of responsibilies in partnership with, and in support of the Clinical Team Leader, participating  as an active multi-disciplinary team member, making an appropriate contribution to team processes through the use clinical assessment tools.

  • Complete factual and consistent records using a problem solving approach, which demonstrate an accurate account of treatment, care planning, delivery and evaluation for allocated patients
  • In managing ward activities, ensure daily plan is followed to meets the requirements of patients and staff undertake tasks for which they have been fully briefed 
  • Recognise, prevent and resolve potential areas of conflict.
  • Contribute to the reviews of incidents to learn lessons and share information. Ensure that post incident debriefing occurs.
  • Undertake return to work interviews as directed
  • Act up for Clinical Team leader during absences as directed
  • Abide by guidelines and hospital policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the development and review of ward manual and philosophy


Clinical and professional


  • Act as a primary nurse of care for allocated patient(s) by planning, assessing and evaluating patientprogrammes of care.
  • Prepare for and participate in ward rounds and other multi-professional meetings.
  • Ensure a high standard of nursing in the application of clinical nursing procedures and treatments
  • Adhere to medicines management requirements including storage and administration of medicines; ensuring prescriptions and forms are in date and meet professional standards
  • Ensure patients are aware of their rights and these are maintained and protected as required by legislation.
  • Follow all Alpha hospitals policy, procedures and protocols.
  • Complete all relevant documentation for patients, staff and untoward events as directed
  • Provide support for patients in all aspects of their care and treatment
  • Receive supervision and attend reflective practice groups
  • Understanding of all safeguarding requirements and reporting


Responsibility for Staff


  • Support the CTL in ensuring that staff follow policies/procedures and complete ‘read & sign’ forms
  • Ensure staff understand requirements of legislation (e.g. Mental health Act); provide explanation as required.
  • Ensure all patients have care plans which are reviewed as stated.
  • Undertake RAG reviews for Mental Health Support Workers as directed.
  • Provide supervision and training to Mental Health Support Workers
  • Support the induction process of new staff
  • Support the process of staff debrief at the end of each shift




  • Always act in a dignified and responsible manner with patients, visitors, and colleagues, using appropriate language and communication skills, which acknowledge cultural differences.
  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with other health care professionals, disseminating information related to the delivery of care.
  • Refer to other health care professionals and seek guidance where there are limitations in personal knowledge, skills and competence on specific issues relating to the delivery of care.
  • Ensure that key information is communicated to staff and patients, utilising feedback to generate best practice solutions




  • Act as role model for all staff in relation to security requirements
  • Maintain a professional knowledge and skills base using current research and evidence based approaches to care, acting as a resource to others.
  • Identify personal areas for improvement and discuss with supervisor / manager
  • Teach new staff (including MDT) and Mental Health Support Worker through demonstrations and explanations.
  • Promote and maintain good public relations by educating the public in matters relating to forensic mental health.
  • Ensure own and others statutory and mandatory training is maintained
  • As part of personal development identify personal areas for improvement and discuss with supervisor / manager





Registered Nurse, RN3 mental health

  • Evidence of  current CPD / formal post registration education



  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to undertake duties and training relevant to role
  • Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Enjoys team working
Special Aptitudes


  • Ability to deliver and delegate tasks.
  • Able to demonstrate effective inter-personal/communication skills
  • Evidence of good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives  
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to recognise and respond to behaviour that challenges.
  • Ability to facilitate therapeutic and recreational groups and activities
  • Awareness of leadership/management skills and qualities


General requirements

  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act
  • An understanding of relevant clinical practice/standards within identified clinical area
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment
  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Ability to accept new ways of working and assist others manage change

Job Type:PermanentSalary:£24,000 - £28,000 per annumLocation:Woking Surrey
Recruitment Office:LiverpoolReference #:RMN/AH/W

Application Details

To apply please contact Adam on 0151 427 4200 or send your CV to adam@socialcaredirect-rec.co.uk
Contact Name: Adam Blanchard  |  Contact Telephone: 0151 427 4200  |  Contact Email: adam@socialcaredirect-rec.co.uk
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