We are currently seeking a Senior Staff Nurse to join our Adult Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Low Secure Service, located in the village of Barham, 6 miles from Canterbury and 10 miles from Dover.
We would like to welcome all nurses joining our permanent team with a ‘Welcome Bonus’ of £1000.00
The Huntercombe Hospital, Cedar House- near Canterbury
The hospital is a 40 bed low secure hospital that provides specialist assessments, treatment and care for adults with intellectual disabilities, personality disorders or autistic spectrum disorders, including those with challenging behaviours and forensic histories.
We work collaboratively with our patients and their families or carers and provide person-centred care and support. We employ staff in a variety of different roles and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.
The hospital is located in the village of Barham, 9 miles South East of Canterbury and less than one mile from the A2.
When you join The Huntercombe Group as a Senior Staff Nurse, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.
As a Senior Staff Nurse your main duties will be:
• To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker for a defined group of patients. • To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality. • To provide a high quality individualised standard of care to a defined group of patients, relatives and carers. • Ensure the effective supervision and development of staff . • To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient with achieving their planned outcomes. • To act as the primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care. • To take charge of a designated clinical area. • To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period.
• To be the clinical expert within the speciality • To act as an advocate to the child or adult ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services. • To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments. • In conjunction with the MDT, assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients. • To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans as appropriate. • To act as the primary nurse for inpatient stay. • To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures • To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice. • To act as a mentor/preceptor to students/support workers as appropriate. • To supervise junior staff in carrying out their care plans. • To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients. • To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients and carers. • To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices. • To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient Advocate.
In return we offer you:
• A ‘Welcome Bonus’ of £1000.00 • 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 • 2 weeks paid paternity leave • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit • A fantastic preceptorship programme • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary • Reimbursement for NMC registration fees • A range of staff discounts • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) • Support for revalidation • Support for BSc and MSc • Professional support through Nurses forum • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) • Relocation allowance of up to £8000.00
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.