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Job Description

Registered Mental Health Nurse

EMA Patient Transport is committed to a positive philosophy. EMA Patient Transport delivers a fast, safe and supportive care for patients with mental health issues who require secure transport. The service provides a unique, innovative patient focused service that delivers a professional approach and demands high standard of care to patients.
Job Description

Role Title: Registered Nurse

Pay: £20 per hour

Responsible to: Registered Manager

The post-holder will work under the supervision of a senior clinician or manager, participating in the development and maintenance of high quality, personalised care. In collaboration with the clinical team and patients you will be actively involved in delivering, monitoring and evaluating care and managing risk.

Key Areas

1. Staff to have an understanding of advocacy.

2. Promote the wellbeing of each patient by being responsive, with a caring attitude and being approachable at all times.

3. Treat patients as individuals with dignity and respect. Staff will be aware of the patients’ culture, religion and beliefs at all times.

4. Record all relevant information and complete any other form of documentation as required.

5. Communicate effectively with the Registered Manager and peers, attend professional meetings and participate in identified training.

6. Ensure EMA Patient Transport Policies and Procedures are adhered to at all times and best practice is demonstrated in line with professional guidance.

7. Participate in general and enhanced patient observations as required.

8. Take an active role in health and safety by reporting all environmental risks identified.

9. Participate in escorting patients

10. Participate in driving the EMA vehicle’s

11. Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information at all times, including EMA company information.

12. As a representative of the company demonstrate a professional and courteous manner at all times

13. Keep up to date professional PREP

Security

1. Be aware of the EMA Patient Transport security procedures and protocols and work within the parameters of same at all times

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the need to maintain security requirements and the management of risk alongside therapeutic interaction

3. Participate in risk assessments and have a clear awareness of the risks each patient may present with at all times

4. Participate in searching of the environment and patient, and ensuring contraband items are stored securely

5. Effectively use company communication equipment as required

6. Participate in de-escalating and effectively dealing with violence and aggression

Training

1. Complete specialist PMVA training course and break away.

2. Attend all mandatory training on an annual basis including security and risk specific training

Professional

1. Be accountable for maintaining current registration with professional body

2. Ensure NMC Code of Conduct is adhered to at all times

3. Ensure all areas of practise reflect evidence based current best practise guidance taking into account both NICE and CQC guidelines

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Carrying out all relevant forms of nursing.

2. Taking charge of the Ambulance in the absence of senior staff.

3. To work with patients with potentially challenging behaviour.

4. Report and record any observed changes in patients mental, physical and behavioural state.

5. Being an active member of the team in assisting with activities for the patients and helping to create a relaxing atmosphere.

6. Supervising junior staff.

7. Teaching qualified and unqualified staff, including students, acting as a mentor as appropriate.

8. Carrying out high standard of nursing care and treatment of patients working alongside staff of all professions.

9. Escorting and supporting patients on journeys.

10. Playing an active part in the ambulance multi-disciplinary team to review patients’ treatment programs.

11. Reporting any compliments and complaints by patient/relative to senior management.

12. Helping to organize and participate in therapeutic activities for patients on the ambulance.

13. Complying with the Mental Health Act (1983) regulations/procedures, including carrying out registered nurse holding powers as necessary.

14. Maintaining an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient conditions.

15. To ensure that all areas on the ambulance remain clean and tidy at all times.

16. Any other duties as required by the nurse in charge/manager.

17. To contribute to and to promote the development of the therapeutic culture that is person centred.

18. To act in a manner which respects the patients customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs and actively helping the patients to fulfil these.

19. To promote patient choice and empowerment where appropriate.

20. Where required to carry out audits.

21. To be familiar with the use and cleaning of the equipment.

22. Maintaining high standards of record/case note writing.

23. Attending meetings with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to review patients’ conditions and their progress on the transfer.

24. To maintain security and confidentiality of information and clinical records relating to the patients’ treatment.

25. Observing approved EMA clinical nursing policies/procedures.

26. Liaising and maintaining good relationships with other staff of all disciplines to ensure the smooth running of services for patients’.

27. Communicating with relatives and others.

28. To assist in the maintenance of good communications within EMA.

29. Assisting with induction and in-service training of nursing staff.

30. Participate, train and update in PVMA in line with the EMA procedure.

31. To adhere to information governance standards.

32. To be familiar with the fire evacuation procedures and enact them as necessary.

33. To know and comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

34. Substituting for other nursing staff as required.

35. To report all accidents and incidents.

36. To be familiar with the use of emergency equipment.

37. Complying with agreed nursing standards.

38. To actively participate in the annual appraisal process.

39. To carry out all training as directed by senior management.

40. To receive regular clinical supervision.

Terms and Conditions of Service

1. EMA has a range of clinical, operational, financial, health & safety, risk management, human resources, equality & diversity and other policies and procedures. The post holder is expected to be aware and to observe these at all times. Copies of all of our policies are kept in the office or can be found on the EMA shared drive or from the senior management team.

2. Employment in this post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. The post holder may be required to undertake a DBS check at any time during their employment.

3. Staff are not permitted to smoke either inside EMA offices or on the vehicles.

4. Staff are expected to undertake all mandatory training and refresher training appropriate to their role which may include, Physical Intervention, Breakaway and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation.

5. EMA is committed to providing the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Staff are expected to be aware of, and comply with their roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding vulnerable groups.

6. Staff are expected to observe the highest standards of care and conduct and to engage constructively with managers, colleagues, patients/carers and others in the course of their duties.