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Band 6 Charge Nurse - Alder Unit, Callington Road Hospital

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Callington Road Hospital
from £30,401 per annum
12/08/2019 23:59

Alder Unit is a purpose built 10 bedded inpatient Rehabilitation Unit based at Callington Road Hospital managed directly by AWP.

The Team provides an inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation service for adults of working age (and occasionally older adults), who experience enduring mental health and recovery needs, for the diverse population of Bristol. It also accepts referrals from South Gloucestershire and North Somerset when campus-based inpatient open rehabilitation is needed.

Alder provides a Rehabilitation Pathway for Service Users with complex and higher recovery needs, many of whom start that pathway while they are still detained under the Mental Health Act. Service Users may step down from Alder to community supported accommodation or out into more independent accommodation, sometimes under the care of the Community Rehabilitation Service. Alder is also the enabling facility for those stepping down from Secure Services (usually low secure, both local and Out of Area placements), and who often continue to be detained.

The emphasis is on a recovery approach which focuses on adopting hope for the future with the individual, and encouraging them to tell their life story up until now, and envisaging their future by supporting patients through:

  • Stabilisation and optimisation of treatment of underlying mental health condition
  • maintenance and development of a range of independent living skills whilst recovering
  • an information-providing, enabling, socially-informed approach
  • Relapse prevention work
  • A family and carer inclusive approach

In conjunction with the service user, Care Coordinator and multi-disciplinary team, the care team formulates an individual plan of care to support the service user to maintain and develop the skills required for their future, including through community support and supported accommodation.

Our highly motivated team is seeking an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse with a demonstrable experience in the assessment and treatment of people with Mental Health issues. This is an active, enjoyable and rewarding Charge Nurse role within a team applying person centred and co-produced interventions for Service Users engaged in the process of Rehabilitation. We are seeking an individual with clinical leadership skills and team leadership skills.

We would welcome applications from individuals with experience in both working with people with Mental Illness and team supervision. You will be supporting new employees through full induction, training and supervision and also promoting comprehensive preceptorship for newly qualified staff. Experience in family work, mentorship, legislation and research would be advantageous.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Brin Davies (Ward Manager) or Matt Jones on 0117 919 5900