We currently have a number of vacancies for full time, band 6 nurses to work in the Older Peoples Mental Health Intensive Home Treatment Team in Oldham.
Older Peoples Services are changing to meet the needs of people in the community who are over 65 years of age and those people who or diagnosed with early on set dementia,, their partners, carers and families.
We are looking for enthusiastic, driven nurses who can work autonomously in the community, complete full mental health assessments, manage risk in the community, while also being an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.
We are a small dedicated team of nurses, and support workers who work closely with our consultant psychiatrist, our colleagues in the community mental health team, care home liaison team, memory assessment team and our day hospital, Orchard House.
Main duties of the job
The role will involve nursing people with moderate to severe mental health problems at home as an alternative to admission to an acute hospital bed. In addition, this post will involve Gatekeeping admissions to inpatient services, as well as facilitating early discharge / leave pathways to support discharge from inpatient services.
The successful applicant will have sound knowledge and experience in risk assessment, formulation and management. Experience of working with individuals who present to mental health services in crisis and have symptoms of mental health illness. A knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act '83 and the Mental Capacity Act are essential to this role. The successful candidate will receive regular supervision, an annual appraisal and excellent professional development opportunities within a supportive and friendly environment.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small dedicated team of band 6 nurses and support workers who provide nursing care and treatment to patients living in the community.
We are fortunate to have our own offices in Forest house based with some of the other older peoples mental health service.
You will be given lots of support and opportunity to develop within the service.
Job description Job responsibilities
the main duties of the role are;
Triage referrals, visiting patients in their own homes or care homes.
Completing full metal health assessments, risk assessments and care plans.
Assessing physical health and screening
Utilising Trust approved assessment tools.
Discussing plans with team and consultant psychiatrist.
Administering and monitoring medication in the community.
Preventing unnecessary admission to wards by providing intensive support at home.
Attending ward rounds discharge planning meetings.
Providing education and support to patients and families in the community.
Working closely with the wider service, social care and other agencies.
Recording all activity on the PARIS system.
Liaising with GP's in the community.
Liaising with pharmacy, collecting and delivering medication.
Directing the work of the support workers in the team.
Engaging in weekly meetings with team and managers.
Person Specification RMN Essential
- Non-medical prescribing qualification
Significant post registration Essential
- Older People acute mental health work experience
Understanding of current menta Essential
Comprehensive mental health an Essential
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