Here at Wyke, the calm environment of our intensive care ward welcomes men with acute mental health needs and our dedicated, multidisciplinary team work with the individual to create a seamless route from referral to discharge. For older males, we have a specialist ward for treating service users with complex mental and physical needs. There is no upper or lower age limit, but this care setting provides support for challenging behaviour alongside other conditions such as Huntington’s, physical frailty, terminal illness, diabetes and cardiac problems.
Austen Ward is a locked-door service that can support up to 14 men in a psychiatric intensive care (PICU) setting. The service has AIMS Accreditation (Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services) from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The aim of Austen Ward is to provide a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home
Working as an active member of our dynamic MDT, you’ll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times. You’ll bring with you a sound level of literacy and numeracy skills and preferably an NVQ level 2/3 in a relevant care setting. With some experience working in a secure a psychiatry service you’ll have a good level of physical fitness and a strong, flexible mental aptitude in order to meet the demands of the role. Demonstrating the abilities, experience and skills needed to deal effectively with challenging situations, you have an active interest in developing your knowledge and skills.
In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:
- Teaching and CPD programmes
- Generous study and exam leave
- Financial support for further training and personal development
- Active participation in clinical governance
- Appraisal and peer supervision
- Possible rotation between services
- Contributory pension scheme
- Free life insurance
- Subsidised meals on duty
- Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
- Health Cash Plan.
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