Mental Health Nurse
The Huntercombe Group
Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead is set in a 13th century manor house in extensive gardens, we look after children and young people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia and other complex mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and emerging personality disorder. We offer a tranquil environment where they can recuperate and recover.
Our hospital comprises of four separate wards: which are split over three separate buildings. Each building has its own Multi-Disciplinary Team catering for young people with different care needs. The original manor house is the setting for our eating disorder service, whilst two further purpose-built buildings house our General Adolescent Unit (GAU) and our two Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Also located in the manor house is our on-site school offering education from key stage 3 through to GCSE and A Levels.
◦Assessment of care and health education needs
◦Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients / residents
◦Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient
•Under supervision, to gain experience and skills in:
◦Facilitation and teaching
◦Management (as appropriate)
•To work in accordance with THG Nursing Strategy and contribute to achieving THG strategic objectives.
•To take charge of the ward/department/unit in the absence of senior nursing staff following performance review.
•To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period.
Scope and Authority
•To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.
•In conjunction with other health professionals, assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients / residents.
• To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with other health professionals 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 actively involved in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
•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 / residents 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 factors and act as a Patient Advocate.
•To ensure a comprehensive assessment is completed for the patients / residents to ensure a comprehensive person centred assessment is completed for their pathway.
•Ensure that each patient has an individual care plan and risk assessment, which takes into account the patient (if appropriate) and their carers views, with regular reviews.
•To administer medicine within the guidelines and framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
•Practice within the defined parameters under the Mental Health Act 1983/2007.
•Provide clinical leadership and supervision for the support workers and students.
•Ensure all clinical documentation is of a high standard and patient notes are maintained and filed in the appropriate way.
•Provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions and knowledge of evidence based models of practice relevant to the patients’ / residents’ needs.
•Working autonomously with confidence and competence to provide a highly specialised and safe service to the patient.
•To take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following guidelines and procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies as required.
•Maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures
•Maintain professional standards of practice at all times.
Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
• Generous Welcome and Retention Bonus payment of £9,000 *T s & C s apply
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k) ernity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• 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
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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.
About The Company
Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We are proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.