Job descriptionThe post holder will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to offer specialist nursing care by assisting and carrying out a range of duties as directed by registered staff. You will support the delivery of care which is holistic and person-centred ensuring continuity of care for service users on their journey through the Specialist Learning Disability Service. You will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values patients, service users and their carers ensuring they are at the centre of care and treatment planning. Experience of working with individuals with a learning disability is desirable. The ability, means and willingness to travel between multiple sites in the course of performing duties is essential. This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. The post holder will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to offer specialist nursing care by assisting and carrying out a range of duties as directed by registered staff. You will support the delivery of care which is holistic and person-centred ensuring continuity of care for service users on their journey through the Specialist Learning Disability Service. You will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values patients, service users and their carers ensuring they are at the centre of care and treatment planning. The ability, means and willingness to travel between multiple sites in the course of performing duties is essential. This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people. We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities. At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so. Under the direction of the qualified practitioner, participate in the delivery of planned care within both inpatient and community environments. The post holder will undertake a range of duties which include: - Facilitate and support the development of appropriate personal care Facilitate and support self help, communication and social skills acquisition Assist and promote independence with activities of daily living Participate in the implementation of specific programmes of care or therapy to develop and enhance socially appropriate adaptive behavioursunder the supervision of qualified staff When required support the service user to access other health services and ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented Facilitate group work as directed by the qualified practitioner, to include; Physiotherapy, OT and Nurses for Health Awareness sessions Monitor mental and physical health and report outcomes to the qualified practitioner Participate in regular supervision, engage in reflective practice and be committed to continued development Provide information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated. Ensure appropriate records are maintained under the direction of the qualified practitioner. Contribute to the involvement of service users, and carers/relatives in the delivery of care Provide reassurance and support to service users and carers/family Work collaboratively within the Care team to ensure that service users needs are met Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations when directed by qualified practitioner Contribute to the development of services Contribute to the effective and efficient use of resources Understand and adhere to Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines Report any concern regarding service user care to the Qualified Practitioner Contribute to service improvement initiatives to enhance quality of service user care Participate in service user and public involvement activities Support individuals equality, diversity and rights Participate in Serious Untoward Incident investigations/reviews as required Generic Responsibilities for all staff: All post holders will agree to: Commit to the vision of supporting Mersey Care in becoming a leading organisation in the provision of community services, mental health care, addiction services and learning disability care, and in doing so fully utilise their skills and experience to support the objectives of the Trust. Role model the values of the Trust – Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm and Support– in all activities and interactions with employees, service users and other stakeholders Challenge the stigma associated with mental health and learning difficulties. Comply with the Duty of Candour, defined by Francis as: 'The volunteering of all relevant information to persons who have or may have been harmed by the provision of services, whether or not the information has been requested and whether or not a complaint or a report about that provision has been made.’ Work across professional and organisational boundaries to improve services for all. Maintain their specific knowledge base and develop new skills. Value the contribution of the patient / service user voice. Operate within any organisational codes of practice or those from a relevant professional body. Respect equality and diversity across all areas of working practice and communications with staff, service users and other stakeholders. Take responsibility for the accurate and timely collection and recording of data and ensuring all personally identifiable information is protected and used only for the purposes for which it was intended. Comply with all health and safety legislation and local policies and procedures. Adhere to all organisational policies. Have knowledge and understanding of technology in the workplace which is sufficient to maintain their efficiency and also how technology can empower service users in a digital environment Comply with the NHS Constitution in relation to the staff responsibilities that it sets out for NHS employees. Attend a one day Just and Learning & Civility and Respect training work shop Be an ambassador for Just & Learning and Civility & Respect following the training Positively advocate the just and learning culture within your team Be a confident supporter and implementer of the Trust CARES Values including Civility & Respect within your team. Support their team/services to create a positive environment for Just and Learning Culture Participate in Just and Learning Culture events. Bring Just and Learning Culture updates/information to the attention of team members and other MCT colleagues they work with. Support and encourage the sharing of concerns about the safety and quality of care with senior leaders with the aim of improving safety and quality. Actively participate in creating an open culture within your team so that concerns and difficulties can be discussed safely and respectfully. Speaking up in the event that they are exposed to incivility between colleagues in the workplace #iwillspeakup. Listening and understanding others who have concerns and taking a collaborative approach to work towards a solution to improve civility and respect. This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be reviewed in light of the changing needs of the Trust in consultation with the postholder.
All Related Listed jobs
Bupa Care Homes Blyth, North East England, England 56 days ago
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Salisbury, England 14 days ago