In line with the philosophy of the clinical area you will be responsible for assisting and providing specialist nursing care and treatment for individuals who have a mental disorder or learning disability who have demonstrated serious offending behaviour or present significant risk to themselves or others. You will be part of the multi-disciplinary team, provide care through a progressive patient focused approach, within a safe and secure environment which is underpinned by formal risk assessment and risk management that will maximise the individuals rehabilitation potential. You will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination of the named nurse system; ensuring needs are appropriately assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with best practice. In the absence of the Senior Charge Nurse you will have the continuing responsibility for the management of the clinical area including supervision and deployment of staff. You will have a key role in the support of supervision and practice development of all nursing staff within your area, ensuring that practice reflects the identified needs of the patient group. This will include support education in the clinical area for junior members of staff, undergraduate and post graduate students. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Mental Health Nurse with the NMC and that you have relevant post registration experience. It would be desirable but not essential it you have a post registration qualification in Forensic Mental Health. The shift pattern for this post is a mixture of long day shift patterns and rotation onto night duty.
Informal Contact: Adrian Leitch, Lead Nurse, Tel No
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