The practitioner will have responsibility to undertake safe and effective triage assessments of individuals who come into contact with the Police service, and who may be suspected of suffering mental health difficulties.
Onward referral and signposting to appropriate services is identified byindividual need and requires a broad knowledge of the help available from primary care, secondary mental health care, third sector organisations and online and telephone support.Main duties of the job
Band 6 - Community Psychiatric Nurse
Adult Mental Health Services, Street Triage
The practitioner will have responsibility to undertake safe and effective triage assessments of individuals who come into contact with the Police service, and who may be suspected of suffering mental health difficulties.Onward referral and signposting to appropriate services is identified by individual need and requires a broad knowledge of the help available from primary care, secondary mental health care, third sector organisations and online and telephone support.About us
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes. Do you want to make a difference?Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?
Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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Responds to Police requests for immediate face to face assessment ofindividuals at their first point of contact with Police, prior to a decision to detain under the Mental Health Act.
Makes recommendations which take the risk assessment into consideration.Advises on removal to a place of safety or referral to other services where this is considered a more appropriate alternative to custody Identify the risks involved in work activities and processes, how to manage the risk and how to help others to manage the risk.Undertake work activities consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and the assessment and management of risk.Promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health, safety and security.Take the necessary action in relation to identified risks.Identify how health, safety and security can be improved and advise how to put this into effect.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered RMN or OT
- Evidence of higher and continuing education
- Mandatory training up to date
- Post registration qualifications
- Any further related training
- Knowledge of: Policies and Procedures - S136 - Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Legislation - CPA - Working Collaboratively within a team and with patients and carers - Developments in mental health - Safeguarding - Equality and Diversity - Assessing risk and crisis situations - Suicidal Crisis risk assessment
- Evidence of: Leadership and management - Co-ordination skills - Clinical Supervsion - Ability to demonstrate transferable skills - Mentoring, supervising others
- Working in either S136 suites, acute inpatient or crisis teams or other community based teams.
- Good understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the roles and responsibilities of those working within it.
- Aptitude / ability to utilise resources effectively
- Evidence of commitment to further development of self
- Effective communication skills including literacy
- Effective Multi agency working
- Task Co-ordination skills
- Good time management
- Positive attitude
- Computer literate
- Ability to work with difficult / aggressive people in stressful situations
- Caring towards the needs of the client group
- Participate in research and development relevant to the job
- Team working
- Flexible / adaptable
- Evidence of commitment to further development of mental health & nursing
- Knowledge of research based approaches to clinical practice.
- Professional knowledge; Understanding of empowerment process Autonomous decision making and ability to work independently and with other agencies. A commitment to user / carer involvement
- Working a shift pattern to reflect need of the service, including unsocial hours, bank holidays
- A demonstration of personal career pathway in relation to this application
- A sound knowledge of health and social policy issues currently affecting mental health nursing
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