An opportunity has opened up for aspiring RMN's to join our Older Adults Community Mental Health Service
at the heart of Westminster, where you will be afforded the time and space to develop into a more enhanced and effective community practitioner.
We have an opportunity in our HTT. The post holder will work as part of the Community Mental Health Team to offer intensive support and treatment to patients in the community in the acute phase of a mental health crisis as an alternative to inpatient care. The Home Treatment Team acts as gate keepers to all older adults' admissions and supports early discharges from hospital.
HTT service runs from9am-5pm Monday to Sunday no night shifts
Community Services are becoming fast-paced and rapidly changing to support the 'Out of Hospital Care' strategies. You will therefore need to demonstrate resilience and the ability to adapt to the changing landscape and opportunities. We want to hear from you!
Working in the City of Westminster offers a myriad of advantages. Firstly, it's a hub of cultural diversity, providing exposure to different perspectives and fostering a vibrant atmosphere. The area is full of iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, making every workday a visual delightMain duties of the job
This role includes gatekeeping, home treatment providing alternatives to inpatient hospital care, and monitoring patients' safety and well-being to promote independence in the community, to reduce relapse rates and re-admissions. Facilitate early discharge and discharge follow-up.
You will also be expected to work in collaboration with the Operational Team Manager, Clinical Leads/Senior Practitioners and to have close working relationships with the community teams, inpatient services, and the HTT backup across the service. To help you achieve the above we will offer you
- Mentoring and supervision from our highly experienced staff and team leaders supporting you with your development and growth into the role
- Commitment from the team to develop you by offering coaching and role-specific training opportunities such as Leadership programmes, CBT, DBT and more
- Opportunities to shadow our neighbouring services including CMHTs, HTTs, acute inpatients, PICU and HBPoS allowing you to see the full circle of treatment for our patients
- LocalReflective Practice forums run by one of the senior leads
- Clear objectives and pathway todevelop your career further
- You would be joining a warm and welcoming team that would be looking to inspire and motivate you to become an integral team member and support your growth
- Flexible shift workingopportunities for a healthier work-life balance
- CNWL is dedicated to developing its own staff and you will beencouraged to develop yourselfinto becoming the Nurse you aspire to be.
- Free access to our Staff and Well-being serviceto ensure that you are always looking after yourself
The team faces the challenges of meeting the needs of a diverse inner London population within one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in London. We can offer you: - A trust committed to staff personal development including a robust supervision and appraisal process. - An opportunity to work for one of the top 10 NHS employers. - A large and varied in-house training programme and access to external university courses. - We value and give you the opportunity to input into service development. - We encourage staff input and ideas in relation to moving services forward, improving care pathways and meeting the client group's needs.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical duties
To triage referrals and allocate work to junior staff as appropriate.
To provide a comprehensive mental health assessment for complex patients in the acute phase of a mental health crisis.
To assess current risks and identify how the risk and patients mental health needs would best be met.
To formulate, implement and review individualised Recovery Care Plans with patients and their carers that aims to address their psychological, physical & social needs.
To build and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers and involve them in drawing up care plans.
To work with patients care co-ordinator/ lead professional as appropriate to ensure continuity of care.
To provide information and advice to carers to support them through the crisis period.
To administer , supervise and monitor prescribed medication advising patients and carers on storage, administration and possible side effects. Please Refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the position being offered.Person SpecificationEducation & QualificationsEssential
- Evidence of continued professional development In post-registration qualifications
- A post registration qualification in Older People
- ENB 998
- Post-registration experience in a range of clinical areas
- Experience of working as member of a Multi -disciplinary team
- Experience of managing/supervision of staff.
- Experience of working in a community setting
- Experience of working with dementia
- Experience of working with older adults
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Knowledge of CPA, Risk Assessment and Risk Management Processes
- Knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of service users and their carers.
- Knowledge of ethical/legal requirements within mental health nursing.
- Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to the care of Older Adults with Mental Health problems in the community
- Effective communication skills both verbally and through written report.
- Ability to assess complex risk and produce care plans to manage this / Ability to manage complex decision making situations.
- Ability to take responsibility for managing a caseload / Ability to organize and prioritise own workload.
- Effective leadership skills / Ability to supervise junior staff and students / Teaching and assessing skills.
- Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
- Ability to work effectively in stressful and emotionally charged situation. / Able to manage personal stress.
- Previous experience of audit and research.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- IT skills i.e. Microsoft word, Email, Internet
Central and North West London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Westminster Older Adult Community Mental Health Team
3rd floor, 190 Vauxhall Bridge Road
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