Registered Mental Nurse to work with Client in Denton
- Stockport, Greater Manchester
- £20 - £31 per hour + incl Hol Pay + travel exp and travel time
Prestige Mental Nursing Manchester Branch are the leading Care provider to private Case Management companies and NHS CCGs. Owing to the excellent service quality we provide our Clients we require a team of Registered Nurses to care for an individual who lives in Denton, Manchester who has an acquired brain injury. Our Client suffered their brain injury owing to a road traffic accident and is now left with physical, cognitive and behavioural difficulties. His mobility is restricted and he will at times use a manual wheelchair. He has Type 1 diabetes for which he is prescribed insulin injections. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills with specific training from the Manchester diabetes centre (up to 5 days DAFNE course) while delivering care within their own home. Undertaking a range of duties to support the Client, you will work closely with other members of the team in providing the highest standards of health care. Were looking for motivated and enthusiastic people who have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, backed by previous experience of managing an individual with challenging behaviour and diabetes (preferred), however, full training will be given to those with the right approach and attitude. Key to the role will be helping the client to develop and maintain an independent lifestyle. The post requires you to work alongside a support worker as part of a team to provide 2:1 support 24/7. The post requires that you work and conduct yourself in a manner that is acceptable to the employer. Reliability, integrity and complete trustworthiness are essential attributes. Our Client will have his own vehicle, which the nurse would be asked to drive on behalf of the client, alternately with the support worker, so a full valid driving licence is essential. Our Client is planning to move to purposely adapted accommodation in the Denton, Manchester in Spring 2018 with his team of nurses and support workers, so the post will be available around then. Shift patterns will vary, some being 12 hours and you will be required to do sleeping nights. The rates of pay are extremely good, from £18.36 to £27.50, depending on time of week, with £16.00 for sleeping nights. In addition, we also pay holiday pay, which increase these rates by 12% to a very competitive £20.25 to £30.80 depending on time of week, with £17.92 for sleeping nights. The team here at the branch are always friendly and supportive resulting in a happy and loyal workforce. As you can see, the work is extremely interesting, varied and challenging so if youre looking for a Registered Nurse role with scope to help you grow, then please apply. For more details or to apply, please call our freephone recruitment line ##### ######, or email #####@######.### Key Tasks and Responsibilities: To be responsible for the Clients diabetes management on a day to day basis (with review and advice from Manchester Diabetes Centre) To assist the Client to take part in his diabetes management To establish and maintain a trusting, therapeutic, working relationship with client, family and rehabilitation professionals in addition to the rest of the nursing and support worker team. To support the client in line with the Support Plan guidelines, devised by the treating professionals and to contribute to the Diabetes guidelines. To work within NMC and NICE guidelines To provide ongoing training and supervision for support workers with regards to the Client€s diabetes management To promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the community To promote effective communication with all parties. To contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse. To liaise with other agencies when required To complete daily records as advised including; time sheets, daily records, care plan summary, ABC charts, critical incidents, petty cash etc To attend supervision, team meetings and other meetings with the employer and other persons as nominated by the employer. To attend training sessions as arranged. Therapeutic intervention to support our client to engage in therapy practise sessions including gym programme, swimming and hydrotherapy. To assist the client to partake in all domestic activities including shopping, cooking and cleaning. To drive the client in his large family size car in the community. To support the client to activities of expressed interests. To provide companionship Person Specification Qualifications Essential Registered Mental nurse NMC registration Evidence of CPD Desirable DAFNE course Skills & Knowledge Essential Committed towards developing your knowledge and skills of diabetes care and managing clients with acquired brain injury. Desirable Knowledge of the physical & cognitive effects of brain injury. Knowledge of the management of Type 1 diabetes Experience Essential Diabetes experience Brain injury experience Challenging behaviour experience Desirable To have worked with clients with brain injury. To have experience of working with clients in their homes or in a community setting. Personal Attributes & Abilities Essential Highly motivated approach. Possess a flexible approach to working hours. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team. To be confident and comfortable in water. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of others, both colleagues, the client and family members. Good communication and social skills. Good organisational skills. Full valid driving licence. Physical Requirements Essential To be physically fit to participate in all client activities. To be able manage patient manual handling. To be able to support the client in a hydrotherapy pool. Special Requirements Essential Capacity to work daytime, evenings, sleeps, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. Happy to tolerate animals in the home. Client smokes but will not smoke in his home or vehicle. Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9.