Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job Type: Support worker
Location: Rainham, Essex
Salary: £17,00 per hour + benefits + holiday payment
Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Avenues is a specialist provider of social care, supporting people with complex needs to enjoy life.

We are looking for a Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the team at Glebe House in Rainham to support adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism, epilepsy, diabetes, bipolar disorder, OCD, and behaviours that challenge in a residential environment. Some service users also require support with a suprapubic catheter.

Due to the nature of this role it is desirable for the successful applicant to hold a full valid UK driving licence.

The nursing needs of the people living at Glebe House are defined as;

  • Monitoring service users’ mental wellbeing and instigating the appropriate action to ensure that mental wellbeing is maintained.
  • Ensuring that the service users receive their depot injections.

Tasks associated with the nursing needs are;

  • Ordering medication.
  • Chasing up on any medication associated queries.
  • Checking received medication for accuracy.
  • Administering medication.
  • Carrying out weekly medication audits.
  • Carrying out along with the Service Manager and Assistant Service Manager Staff medication assessments.
  • Administering depot injections as per the MARS records.
  • Maintaining daily records on the mental wellbeing of people supported including the recording of any action taken.
  • Writing up CPA reports.
  • Attending CPA meetings and feeding back relevant issues to the team.
  • Attending relevant appointments with people supported in agreement with the shift leader.
  • Updating support plans and risk assessments with particular relevance to plans relating to mental wellbeing.

Nurses will still be required to undertake all other tasks as previously required including the daily support needs of people supported, being part of a key worker team, various banking tasks and working with the shift leader to ensure that the daily support happens as required.

Our services are shaped around each person, and we work with their families and other professionals to understand what they need. We then support them with everyday activities like taking a shower, making a cup of tea, or trying something new.

And it’s also about working with them on bigger decisions, like where they want to live, or who they want to build relationships with. 

Benefits of working for Avenues Group
  • Flexible working hours
  • Career progression and internal opportunities
  • Sector leading learning and development facilities
  • Ongoing support from local and central teams
  • The ability to build long-term relationships with the people we support
What skills and expertise will you need?

Previous experience or training is essential (although we provide lots of that). You will need to demonstrate that you share our values of Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Pride, and…

  • be caring and sympathetic
  • be passionate about supporting others
  • have experience with mental health needs
  • have experience working in services for people who have complex needs
  • be IT literate
  • have a basic knowledge of legislation relating to the provision of care and the ability to apply specific policies and procedures when appropriate

Apply today by sending an up-to-date CV to or call us on 0203 535 0509 to find out more about careers with Avenues and how you can make a difference to someone’s life.

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