218/19/02 Mental Health Nurse
To plan, co-ordinate and deliver direct support to people who use Turning Point Scotland's services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the requirements of the service specification.
To provide professional health care support to the people who use Turning Point Scotland's services.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To directly provide person-centred supports to service users including those who have the most complex or multiple needs, and to assist them to develop their skills, abilities and confidence in all aspects of their daily lives, working in accordance with their Support Plans/Recovery Plans, including social and recreational activities, housekeeping and household activities, attendance at medical and dental appointments, court etc.
- To have delegated responsibility for the postholder's won compliance with the relevant legislation and Nursing and Midwifery Council, and acknowledged good practice and be involved in the clinical governance within the service.
- To directly provide support and assistance to service users with regard to personal and family relationships, developing links with the wider community, leisure and recreational activities and personal care (as required) in accordance with their Support Plans/Recovery Plans.
- To undertake initial and on-going assessments of service users at various stages of their engagement with the service.
- To assist service users to recognise and exercise their rights and provide an appropriate level of professional support to service users to assist them to make informed choices, and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To contribute to the devising of effective Support Plans/Recovery Plans, by keeping appropriate records of events and observations and by preparation and presentation of the paperwork required to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people supported by Turning Point Scotland from service users reviews and their Care Managers and other professionals.
- To undertake the planning and co-ordination of elements of support to ensure that the service delivered is in accordance with the individual’s Support Plan/Recovery Plan.
- To undertake key working duties and responsibilities in accordance with Turning Point Scotland's Key Working Policy and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To devise and lead Group Working sessions and service users, as required and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To administer and dispense prescribed medication to service users in accordance with the instructions on the prescription and with additional medical advice.
- To assist the Service Manager by networking effectively with workers from other agencies who are involved with service users, purchaser's monitoring requirements, and Turning Point Scotland's needs.
- To assist the Service Manager and Service Co-ordinator to prepare for Care Inspectorate inspections and other audit activities, and with the implementation of any recommendations or requirements.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's operational policies and procedures, including medication and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's Finance policies and procedures and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To liaise with landlords and contractors on behalf of service users and the Service Manager regarding repairs and rountine maintenance of properties owned by Turning Point Scotland or premises occupied or attended by service users in the course of their supports.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's Property and Equipment policies and procedures and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To input to and maintain service users' records and complete audits.
- To share information gathered during the course of work appropriately with other professionals within and outwish Turning Point Scotland in compliance with the Data Protection Act and regulatory authorities' and other legal requirements.
- To maintain accurate and up-to-date time sheets which can be relied on by the Service Manager for biling purposes and statistical reporting etc.
- To minimise expenses incurred by Turning Point Scotland in the course of providing supports.
- To be aware of and operate in compliance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council Codes of Practice for Nurses.
- To participate purposefully in and take advantage of the opportunities for discussion afforded by Turning Point Scotland's staff supervision and annual appraisal scheme.
- To be responsible for your own good practice and for the promotion of good practice among colleagues.
- To oversee the work of less senior workers within the service.
- To analyse information and data collected within the service and to compile reports particularly with regards to the service's and service users' health care needs.
- To work to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and create an atmosphere for service users which is free from conflict.
- To report concerns about practice or conduct issues to the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
- To attend all mandatory training in order to demonstrate fitness and continued fitness to practice safely.
- To attend training which has been identified by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy) as being necessary to provide you with the necessary skills to undertake the duties and responsibilities for your post.
- To take any action necessary to become eligible for registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council and to maintain registration once achieved.
- To be responsible for your own continuous professional development and identify any perceived 'gaps' in knowledge which require to be addresses through training, or other means to Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
- To provide on-the-job induction of new starts within the service, and demonstrate good practice at all times in this regards, with particular regard to the service's and service users' health care needs.
- To ensure that you can demonstrate your suitability to work with vulnerable adults or children by completing an application to join the PVG scheme.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own with Turning Point Scotland's Human Resources and Training policies and procedures.
Health & Safety
- To support the Service Manager in the management of risk, and, to comply with instructions given in relation to risk within the service especially with regards to those service users who can ocassionally be violent or aggressive towards their support team.
- To alert the Service Manager and line managers to any actual or potential hazards to health and safety noted during the course of work activities.
- To take action to implement regular risk assessments and monitoring activities to ensure a hygienic, healthy and safe working environment.
- To take action to implement regular risk assessments and monitoring activities to ensure a hygienic, healthy and safe environment for service users, and where appropriate their families and other visitors and members of the public.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's Health & Safety policies and procedures.
- To promote Turning Point Scotland's aims and values at all times at the point of service delivery, in communications with colleagues and interfaces with other agencies.
- To support the Service Manager by effectively communicating with stakeholders, on behalf of the service.
- To safeguard Turning Point Scotland's interests and work to maintain and enhance Turning Point Scotland's interests and work to maintain and enhance Turning Point Scotland's reputation as a professional social care provider.
- To underake sleepovers, overnight and weekend working and occassionally participate in service users' holidays, as required.
- To undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be deemed appropriate to the post by the Service Manager (or nominated deputy).
The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for women in the criminal justice system. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the women to address the root causes of their offending. With a view to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the ‘revolving door’ syndrome of maintaining their involvement in the criminal justice system and prison service
The service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for women who still reside in the community. As many of the women who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues we have an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address these.
- Has completed an SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.
- Must be qualified and currently Registered with NMC and involed in continuous professional development.
- Must have had direct professional experience of supporting people requiring support with homelessness/mental heals/substance misues or criminal justice issues.
- Must have had direct professional experience of supporting people whose behaviours can challenge services.
- Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the need to maintain professional boundaries between social care care workers and people who use services.
- Has direct experience of working with people who are at times chaotic and marginalised and supporting them to become more socially integrated and able to access services.
Attitudes and Values
- Must be able to wholly respectful towards all service users and colleagues at all times.
- Must have successfully supported a number of service users who have a wide range of support needs and personal aims on a wholly person-centred basis.
- Has experience of working with people who have barriers to social inclusion and supporting them to become more socially integrated.
- Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the SSSC Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.
- Awareness of Recovery Agenda and Road to Recovery.
- Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate well with service users and colleagues at all levels in the organisation.
- Flexible to meet the needs of the Service.
- Has taken a lead role within a team on a professional social care project or activity.
- Has had a coaching or mentoring role.
- Has had experience in a lone working environment.
Attitude and Values
- Have an understanding of the wider social care framework and experience of interaction with others involved in supporting the people we support.
We are a large, stable national provider and a charity. As we are not for profit there is on-going investment into our staff training and development, a good GPP pension scheme, and annual leave and sick pay that significantly exceeds the statutory minimum.
We also have a brilliant employee assistance programme (independent advice, information and support online, by phone and in person), a group reward scheme to help your money go further and access to a contributory ‘hospital’ fund. We have a relationship with a credit union and promote saving directly from salary.
We aim to provide a working environment where opinions and ideas are valued and arrangements are in place to ensure that there is a high level of staff representation and that people are encouraged to make their views heard and to participate at service and organisational levels.
As a leading national social care provider our breakthrough and forward-thinking models of practice and service are well recognised. Examples of this recently have been: Housing First, Psychologically informed environments (PIE), Citizenship and both Scottish and International research and evaluation of a range of projects. We work across a wide range of types of services and the organisation provides pathways for development: a career development workshop; appraisal; learning and training options; internal forums and project groups; and opportunities for internal secondment, temporary acting up or sideways roles and career progression.
The salary scale for the post will be (reduced pro rata for part time posts, the full time equivalent is a 37 working hour week)
The annual leave entitlement will be (reduced pro rata for part time posts and will include a proportional entitlement to public holidays)
28 days per year, plus 8 public holidays and 2 local holidays.
This opportunity is closed to applications.