Enhanced DBS with Adults and Child Barred List Check
A Care is an innovative progressive provider of specialist care in four domains – CAMHS, Acute Elderly Dementia, Specialist Education and Supported Living. We specialise in providing flagship services built environmentally to suit specific needs and demands of the user groups. We are a high performing, high tech company using modern techniques of learning and training through modern interactive teaching and diagnostic methods.
P Lodge is a Tier 4 Hospital that sits within the CAMHS domain of A Care. We provide specialist eating disorder services for young people aged 13- 18 years whose needs can no longer be met in the community. Our therapeutic approach is underpinned by the STEP Model which is outlined below.
Our clinical and Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) are focused on getting the best outcomes for the people we serve. Our training ensures that we can meet the needs of every patient looking at their individual requirements. Our approaches
are in line with the latest evidence and our teams are committed to contributing to research and evaluation across all our services.
We are committed to ensuring that the voice(s) of the people who use our services are actively sought, heard and acted upon to improve all that we do. We will do this through our individually tailored care plans, our on-site community meetings and our service governance. This includes working with carers, families and friends of the people we help.
Our vision is to be leaders in the delivery of high-quality care and champions for the recovery of those we support. Our collaborative and open approach to working is based on our values of providing quality care in an honest and transparent manner that is respectful, caring and compassionate as we strive towards excellence.
There is an expectation that all staff will contribute to providing a safe and compassionate care culture which focuses on the positive well-being of patients, visitors and colleagues at all times.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community and actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community. We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy. For all new staff appointed we are subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy)
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE:
To maintain a high standard of nursing care within the unit. Ensure that the environment provides an atmosphere which supports the positive development of the patient’s behaviour and mental state. To supervise and support care staff, ensuring effective professional leadership.
- Ensure that nursing care, assessment and treatment is delivered within the clinical ethos and therapeutic model of the unit.
- Be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual Patient programs of care. With a focus on risk assessment and risk management strategies, ensuring that the requirements of the Care Program Approach are met in a timely manner.
- Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff, ensuring all environmental and clinical safety protocols are adhered to.
- Ensure that all Senior Nurses are informed of any clinical, administrative or management decisions that have been made during their absence.
- Work effectively with other professional colleagues ensuring a consistent pattern of care for everyone.
- Maintain a high standard of record keeping in relation to individual patient needs and progress.
- Assist with and organise admission, leave and discharge of patients.
- Take a lead role in the assessment of functional skills, and the implementation of programmes to develop these.
- Positively contribute to the therapeutic daily activities and treatment programmes.
- Support other members of the team in instances where physical interventions are required e.g. supported feeding requiring restraint.
patient’s monies and allocated petty cash for the unit.
- Actively market the Hospital and promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community.
- Ensure that all unit policies and procedures are always adhered to.
- Ensure that the laid down procedures for the safe – keeping, storage, administration and checking of drugs is carried out.
- Take responsibility for ensuring an up-to-date knowledge of developments in nursing practice and for maintaining the requirements of NMC Code and professional practice and registration.
- Be responsible for attending in-service training sessions and external courses.
- Be responsible for ensuring that all statutory training requirements are up to date.
- Be competent in the performance of clinical and professional procedures and practices, bringing to the immediate attention of the Hospital Manager any variations in these practices.
- Liaise effectively with all members of the multi- disciplinary team.
- Have in-depth knowledge of the NMC Professional Code of Conduct and Standards of Administration of Medicine and ensure that all practice conforms to these standards.
- Understand the Care Quality Commission Standards and practice within the requirements of this legislation.
- The post- holder will have access to a wide range of confidential information about patients, staff and the company, which must not be divulged to any unauthorised person in any circumstances.
- To demonstrate non-discriminatory practice in all aspects of work.
This role description may be subject to amendment to take account of changing circumstances, but such amendments will only be made following consultation between the post-holder and the Hospital Director