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Job Description

Nottingham, England

We are looking for a Band 4 Nursing Associate to join our established team at the Wells Road Centre.

Do you enjoy working with a wide range of people, all with different backgrounds and needs? Do you enjoy getting to know patients and putting them at the centre of what you do? Are you looking for a rewarding role, where you can be creative, and every day can bring something different?

The Wells Road centre has 5 wards, three wards support male patients with a mental health diagnosis . In addition we have a female ward for patients with a mental health diagnosis and a male IDD ward.

This is a progressive developing role , where the Nurse Associate will work and support the nursing team and wider MDT, working in a person-centred way, ensuring plans of care are implemented and followed accordingly by the healthcare support team.

You will have the skills and knowledge needed to work closely with the team, patients, and external services, to identify opportunities and resources for recovery – whilst engaging in learning and reflective practice opportunities to maintain and develop these skills.

You will work as part of Nursing alongside the Multi-disciplinary Team, to provide and support excellent and person centred care – whilst having the opportunity to contribute and develop high quality assessment, formulation, implementation and evaluation of patients’ needs.

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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As a Nurse Associate at the Wells Road centre, you will work closely with the Nursing Team in ensuring that the care and recovery pathways of our patient are of excellent standard.

These roles , responsibilities sand tasks will include:
To be an Accountable Professional

  • Effectively communicating with the Nursing team, in both planned and ad-hoc meetings, to handover any relevant information and organise patient care.
  • Ensure that Physical health needs are maintained and when needed, the ability to assess and escalate as appropriate.
  • Leading on the maintenance and review of Physical Health Care Plans.
  • Contributing to and supporting the plans and requests of the Multi-disciplinary team e.g from Ward Round Actions
  • Ensuring patient and ward monies and stored and recorded accurately.
  • Representing HCA’s within MDT meetings.
  • Supporting in the development, review, update and patient involvement of Care Planning and ensure that these are recorded as appropriate.

To Promote Health and Prevent Ill Health

  • Assessing and escalating physical health observations – communicating and recording any information or feedback as appropriate.
  • Supporting in the promotion and motivation of patient’s personal hygiene and wider ADLs.
  • Supporting with medication, such as being the 2ndsignee for CDC.
  • Supporting in the maintenance and collection of physical health data, such as venepuncture and sample collections.
  • Using the above information, to contribute to and update the appropriate care plans.

Provide and Monitor Care

  • Support in completing physical health observations and communicating and recording these as appropriate.
  • Escalating any concerns to the appropriate professional, such as Medic, Nurse or AHP.
  • To attend and contribute to review meetings, such as CTR and CPA.

Work as a Team

  • Working alongside HCAs to promote and role model best practice and implementation of care plans.
  • Working closely with the Nurse in Charge to support with the running of the shift.

Improve Safety and Quality of Care

  • Complying with health and safety policy and role modelling team work.
  • Supporting in the inductions and training of new staff, students and trainees.
  • To support with staff supervision.

Contribute to Integrated Care

  • Working as part of the Care Teams for specific patients, including working with community providers and teams, to support continuation of care.
  • Ensuring that patients are central to all we do and promote and facilitate their ownership and involvement in their care.