RMN Staff Nurse at The Chilterns

The Chilterns is an innovative “Step Down” service (in a community setting) for adults affected by learning disabilities and associated mental health problems.

We are currently recruiting for a second qualified RMN Staff Nurse with a minimum of one years’ clinical experience, ideally in a care setting for vulnerable adults, with experience of writing and implementing Care Plans and working with individuals who can present with challenging behaviours.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of a person-centred approach in supporting vulnerable adults and have a desire to promote positive outcomes for the people that we support.

The successful candidate must be fully conversant with the NMC Code and have sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Health and Social Care Act and the essential standards applicable to residential services including the CQC Key Lines of Enquiry.

All appropriate training will be provided, including intervention techniques, and support with professional development and clinical skills.

Optima Care is committed to the safeguarding of the individuals that we support and all roles are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check..

Optima Care are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Summary

To assist the multi-disciplinary team in the planning and implementation of quality outcomes focused care within a learning disability service ensuring the effective delivery of mental health / intellectual disability care. This will include maintenance of evidence-based practice and implementation of innovation within this sector of health care.

To demonstrate sound and competent clinical leadership by organising effective day to day care for the individuals that we support and working closely with the team ensuring that there is a full establishment of staff to cover the service.

To assist in stimulating interest and positive attitudes in staff to develop an understanding of individuals’ needs and ensure full and professional delivery of care; this will include the induction and supervision of the staff team.

To foster professional relationships with the individuals that we support, their families, professionals and wider multi-disciplinary team whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

To assist in the implementation of individuals’ care plans and contribute to the assessment and review process.

To maintain nursing and mental health administration/documentation as required.

To participate in work associated with maintaining high standards of clinical governance, including clinical audits and ensuring the accuracy and legality of care documentation.

To oversee the safe administration of medication and carry out effective supervision and ordering of prescribed medication and clinical room sundries stock. This will include ensuring the accurate maintenance of drug records, paying particular attention to the storage, handling and recording of controlled drugs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year

For more information, please contact Dawn Dale: dawn.dale@optimacare.co.uk or call 01304 279 224

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