Requirements:RNMH / RNLD / Diploma / Degree & NMC registration. Be able to demonstrate continuous professional development.
Hours of Work:42 hours per week on a rota basis
- Provide clinical leadership to both staff and residents.
- Act as a role model for the delivery of care and ensure that all staff are performing to required standards.
- Ensure effective and adequate individual assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of residents care.
- Manage risk assessment on a daily basis and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment is available to all and report any deficiencies/concerns to the Deputy Manager/ Registered Manager.
- Assist the Manager and Deputy Manager in effectively and efficiently managing the Clinical programme, staffing, residents care, budgets and deputising where necessary in the absence of the Deputy Manager.
- Is aware of the role of commissioners and the importance of ensuring compliance with regulations for any inspectorate bodies.
- Ensures that the policies and procedures of MHC are adhered to and understood by junior members of staff.
- Ensure that at all times you are prepared for any inspectorate visits and that all documentation, notes, reports and action plans are available.
- Updates self and is aware of the need for compliance with all commissioning criteria and ensures that junior staff adhere to these requirements
KEY TASKS AND SKILLS
Quality of Work
- Has key skills in Observation, listening and communicating effectively
- Assists the Deputy Manager in prioritising the delivery of care, the management of the therapeutic environment and the delivery of information. (Balancing security and therapeutic needs).
- Effectively plans for own clinical supervision and carries out planned programmes of clinical supervision with junior staff. Ensuring that this is recorded, documented and necessary statistics are provided on a monthly basis to the support services manager.
- Ensures all staff have regular feedback about their performance and promotes the development of staff, and self.
- Contributes in helping to maintain the morale of the team, i.e. providing help and support to all staff where necessary, reporting any issues of concern to the Deputy Manager/ Registered Manager.
- Safely administers medication and assists other staff in carrying out clinical procedures and treatment. Regularly monitors junior staff in administration of medication.
- Ensures procedures are adopted to maintain high standards of care within the hospital.
- Ensures residents are cared for and treated within regulations and that residents are helped to exercise their rights. (Knowledge of the MHA 1983 amended 2007, DOLS, CPA,SOVA, Care Standards Act and any other legislation regarding the delivery of care and treatment)
- Identifies good practice and shares good practice with others.
- Leads on the initiation of activities with residents and staff in the therapeutic environment.
- Effectively leads meetings with other staff i.e. handovers and staff meetings.
- Effectively leads teaching sessions for junior staff and ensures that knowledge and skill bases are enhanced, this will also include students or other trainees allocated to the hospital.
- Aware of and can use own abilities and strengths when interacting with others.
- Uses interpersonal skills to support residents, help residents express their emotions, help residents find solutions to their problems, give residents information that they can understand, can confront residents and colleagues as required and help residents and colleagues overcome self-defeating behaviour.
- Can reflect on and help colleagues reflect on areas of development in interpersonal skills.
- Communicates in writing in a clear and concise manner and ensures that all reports and documentation required for residents meetings, CPA's and reviews are prepared and ready for dissemination on time.
- Can provide specific information, in report form, acknowledging different perspectives, to managers.
- Communicates effectively with other members of the MDT and other professional external agencies regarding the services, resident's issues and other relevant areas.
- Attends regularly communication meetings and facilitates residents meetings.
- Demonstrates their own therapeutic and managerial role pro-actively within their sphere of responsibility.
- Attepts to understand the world from the residents' point of view and helps the residents to assemble resources to help them meet their potential.
- Is aware of own limitations and seeks appropriate support through supervision and communication with the Deputy Manager and Registered Manager.
- Ensures each span of duty is adequately resourced with suitably qualified staff.
- Is proactive and takes responsibility for assessing priorities and effectively managing the Service for spans of duty. Delegate's duties as required ensuring that Service programmes are adhered to and that residents can maximise their therapeutic potential.
- Ensures that staff take charge of specific areas of responsibility in the hospital, i.e. Health and Safety; Staff/Residents groups, teachings, etc.
- Understands and can work within professional and therapeutic boundaries, and negotiate ambiguous boundaries with residents, their friends, relatives and staff.
- Can help residents plan, implement and reflect back on supported or unsupported leave leave from the Service and any incidents or behaviour of concern.
- Is aware of how the mix of residents and staff within the Service can affect the atmosphere, and contributes positively in helping ensure the good morale of the team.
- Understands the concept of therapeutic risk and contributes to the planning of the MDT.
- Can provide relevant and concise information to the MDT to aid the decision-making process.
- Supports members of other disciplines in their work with residents.
- Ensures that nursing opinion and perspectives are articulated to the MDT.
- Ensures that information from the team is fed back to staff working in the clinical area, especially any areas of risk and any developmental issues.
- Encourages and takes part in the development and trial of new ideas and methods for improving the quality of care, including participation in research projects and assisting in data collection.
- Effect good time management and priority setting in the service. Ensuring that all staff adhere to requirements and performance manage those that are not.
- Is aware of and can meet deadlines in relation to reports and service delivery.
- Ensures that good time management is highly prioritised for all staff.
Knowledge and Skills
- Monitors and can take part in, the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, supported by contemporary evidence (research findings).
- Ensures that all care plans and risk assessments are written to the required standard, taking into account residents' physical, psychological, social, ethnic/cultural, and spiritual and safety needs.
- Helps ensure that the service's specification is reflected in practice.
- Is able to identify effective nursing interventions in relation to allocated residents and help others formulate plans of care, PBS an