The role of a Mental Health Nurse
Mental health nurses provide support and nursing care to people with a range of mental health issues, you are responsible for planning their care and rehabilitation. You will work with a wider team of healthcare professionals including Doctors, Psychiatrists and Therapists to ensure a personal care plan is in place for your patients. You may work in a range of settings including hospitals, prisons, specialist units, day care centres or people's homes.
The duties of a Mental Health Nurse
- building relationships with, reassuring, listening and talking to patients
- care requirement assessments and planning
- combating stigma and helping patients and their families deal with it
- administering medication
- reviewing care plans and monitoring progress
- giving advice and arranging support for patients, relatives and carers
- liaising with doctors, social workers and other professionals
- writing and updating patient records
- encouraging patients to take part in therapeutic activities such as art and role play
Skills and experience required to be a Mental Health Nurse
- Good health and fitness
- The ability to empathise with people
- Good understanding of the theories of mental health and illness
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
Peterborough has a population of almost 200,000 people, 125,000 of which are of working age (16-64). There are 117,000 local jobs. Key sectors providing jobs include Health and Social work, Administration and Support Services and Wholesale and Retail trade.
The city centre has leisure amenities including cinema, the Queensgate shopping centre and also has it's own Gothic cathedral and museum. The area is also home to other attractions including Flag Fen Archaeology Park which features Bronze Age village and causeway remains Nene Park and Ferry Meadows recreation area.
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£8.72 - 10.34 Per Hour
Swanstaff are looking for experienced Support workers who have flexibility to go between various sites for the same client. Job title:Support Worker Location:Peterborough Rate of pay:£8.72 - £10.34 per hour The role of a Support Worker: Providing emotional support to individuals and their families. Providing practical support for individuals and their families, such as helping with household tasks, personal care and paperwork. Supporting and monitoring their healthcare needs, including administering medication and temperature checks. Supporting them to pursue hobbies and interests. Supporting the learning of new skills or gaining employment. Teaching life skills, such as budgeting and paying bills. Helping with everyday tasks such as meal preparation, writing a shopping list, going shopping or maintaining their housing tenancy. Helping them to access community facilities and be included in community groups. Understanding their communication needs and adapting your communication to each individual, e.g. sounds, tones, body language. Working with other professionals, such as doctors and therapists, to ensure consistency of support. Analysing an individual’s needs and drawing up a focused support plan. Becoming both a role model and companion to the individual and uncovering shared interests, such as hobbies and outings. The requirements of a Support Worker: You will need to have experience within an LD service or within Mental Health. You will need to have passion and be personable to understand the needs of residents. You will want to make a better life for someone vulnerable. You will need 6 months previous experience in this role A valid DBS A kind, caring and compassionate nature If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Jade Wise! DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID VIRUS, WE ARE COMPLETING APPLICATIONS VIA EMAIL AND PHONE. APPLICATION PACKS CAN BE COMPETED AT YOUR HOME AND THEN EMAILED BACK EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer. Looking for a tool to help you with your job search?