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Registered Mental Health Nurse 

Job Title: Registered Mental Health Nurse 
Job Location: Park Lodge, Wolverhampton 
Pay: Disclosed on Application 

Job Purpose: 

To maintain a high standard of nursing care within the unit. Ensure that the environment provides an atmosphere, which supports the positive development of the patient’s behaviour and mental state. To supervise and support care staff, ensuring effective professional leadership. 

Main Tasks: 

Ensure that nursing care, assessment and treatment is delivered within the clinical ethos and therapeutic model of the unit. 
Be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual Patient programs of care. With a focus on risk assessment and risk management strategies, ensuring that the requirements of the Care Program Approach are met in a timely manner. 
Provide supervision and support to the care team and to junior nurses and preceptees. 
Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff, ensuring all environmental and clinical safety protocols are adhered to. 
Ensure that the all Senior Nurses are informed of any clinical, administrative or management decisions that have been made on during their absence. 
Work effectively with other professional colleagues ensuring a consistent pattern of care for each individual. 
Assess individual needs in areas agreed by the multi- disciplinary team. 
Maintain a high standard of record keeping in relation to individual patient needs and progress. 
Assist with and organise admission, leave and discharge of patients. 
Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes. 
Take a lead role in the assessment of functional skills, and the implementation of programmes to develop these. 
Positively contribute to the therapeutic daily activities and treatment programmes. 
Support other members of the team in instances where physical interventions are required e.g. supported feeding requiring restraint.. 


Be competent in the performance of clinical and professional procedures and practices, bringing to the immediate attention of the Hospital Manager any variations in these practices. 
Liaise effectively with all members of the multi- disciplinary team. 
Have in-depth knowledge of the NMC Professional Code of Conduct and Standards of Administration of Medicine and ensure that all practice conforms to these standards. 
Have an understanding of the Care Quality Commission Standards and practice within the requirements of this legislation. 


Maintain all the financial and administrative procedures in respect of patient’s monies and allocated petty cash for the unit. 
Ensure adherence to policies and procedures relating to financial control within the unit. 
Actively market the Hospital and promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community. 


Ensure that all unit policies and procedures are adhered to at all times. 
Ensure that the laid down procedures for the safe – keeping, storage, administration and checking of drugs is carried out. 
Take responsibility for ensuring an up to date knowledge of developments in nursing practice and for maintaining the requirements of NMC Code and professional practice and registration. 
Be responsible for attending in-service training sessions and external courses. 
Be responsible for ensuring that all statutory training requirements are up to date. 

Standard Responsibilities: 

The post- holder will have access to a wide range of confidential information about patients, staff and the company, which must not be divulged to any unauthorised person in any circumstances. 
To demonstrate non-discriminatory practice in all aspects of work. 
All employees should be aware that because of the nature of work Arcadia Care Healthcare undertakes there are elements of risk relating to challenging behaviour, lifting, and handling and passive smoke. Appropriate training will be offered, and staff will be expected to participate. This Job Description is a guideline and is in no way restrictive or definitive. This document is subject to review in line with changes to requirements of service provision. 
This role description may be subject to amendment to take account of changing circumstances but such amendments will only be made following consultation between the post-holder and the Hospital Director 
The post-holder will be expected to be flexible and adaptable to meet service needs 

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