Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse - Chelmsford

  • Job Reference: ELB6RMNC
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2019
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £23.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Nursing > Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima is currently seeking an experienced Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse to fill a full time, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, role based in the Access & Assessment Team, based in Chelmsford, Essex. The ideal candidate will have a significant understanding of Mental Health practices.

The starting pay rate for this locum role is £23.00 per hour (Umbrella Rate) and is 3 months initially with the possibility of extension to start ASAP.

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment and advising on management of patients presenting with mental health difficulties on wards and within the Accident and Emergency department in Mid Essex. They will be required to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in close co-operation with hospital based and primary health care based professionals. They will be responsible for the maintenance of standards of care within the Team and actively participate in the training and education of staff from allied agencies.

Main duties of the role:
*To develop & maintain specialist clinical skills and expertise in the assessment of people with mental health needs and dementia
*To receive and asses referrals from the general wards and Accident and Emergency Department.
*To offer advice on management of patients with mental health issues and dementia
*To ensure nursing assessment, care and support of each client is appropriate to individual needs.
*To feedback outcome of assessment to the referrer and agree and implement the management plan.
*To ensure that clients requiring further assessment and help are referred on appropriately.
*To implement effective joint care planning for people who repeatedly attend A&E.
*To arrange admission to the mental health services in conjunction with the liaison psychiatrist and the CRHT.
*To support and encourage closer working relationships with other professionals with in the hospital.
*To support and participate in the introduction and delivery of short term psychological interventions for a specific cohort of individuals.
*To liaise effectively with staff on the general wards and maintain accurate nursing records that provide assessment reports to GPs and other allied agencies.
*To provide advice and monitor the use and provision of the Mental Health / Capacity act 1983 and other relevant legislation.
*To provide clinical advice / expertise health education, consultation, and staff support to other health professionals within the General Hospitals
*To know how to access appropriate services and develop effective networks and channels of communications.
*To actively participate in the achievement of clinical outcome measures and accreditations for the service.
*To adhere to N.M.C. code of Professional Conduct.
*To attend case conferences & meetings as relevant to the job description.

Requirements of the role:
All applicants must have an updated NMC Registration.
All applicants must have experince within the NHS.

Contact us:
If you are interested in this position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our nursing team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

About us:
Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.
We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.
We like to think we're a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you'll find we're unusually friendly.

Recommend a colleague:
Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.
The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post-qualifying experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.