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Older Peoples Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oldham
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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To undertake the role of care co-ordinator / care manager in the assessment, treatment anddelivery of care to older people with mental health problems who meet the criteria for accessto the service.The post holder will ensure that the highest quality care is carried out in accordance withpolicies and procedures of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, those policies of OldhamCouncil Adult and Community Services which are relevant and the Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:To undertake the role of care-coordinator/care manager in the assessment, treatment and delivery of care to older people with mental health problems both functional and organic, who meet the criteria for access to the service. the post holder will support the duty system that is operated within the team in response to crisis calls they receive.Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To assess the health and social care needs of service users referred to the service, holistically, under the agreed procedures.

To conduct specialist mental health assessments and Trust approved risk assessments of service users and devise appropriate care plans and risk management plans.You will plan and implement care plans, including risk assessment/management plans for individuals.

To provide evidenced based therapeutic interventions appropriate to the service users assessed plans.

To ensure where appropriate that service users are screened for continuing Health Care Funding and support them in applying for this.

With reference to the Car Act criteria identify packages of care to meet the needs of those people referred to the team and commission care using the local authority systems and according to local authority procedures.

To perform the duties of care manager.

Actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings and contribute to clinical decision making. Engage, supervise and monitor junior staff.

About us

To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the band, whenrequested by Senior Staff.To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and departmental policies, procedures,protocols and guidelines.To be aware of and work towards the Trusts strategic goals.Council.

Job description Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To assess the health and social care needs of service users referred to the service, holistically, under the agreed procedures.To conduct specialist Mental Health Assessment and Trust Approved Risk Assessment of Service users and devise appropriate are plans an risk management plans.To provide evidence based therapeutic interventions appropriate to the service users assessed needs.To ensure where appropriate that service users are screened for Continuing Health Care Funding and support them in applying for this funding using the Decision Support Tool and by presenting to the CHC Funding panel under the CHC Framework.With reference to the Care Act criteria identify packages of care to meet the needs of those people referred to the team and commission care using local authority systems and according the local authority procedures.To perform the duties of a Care Manager in arranging the commissioning of services to ensure the needs of the client referred to the team are met effectively, reviewed regularlyand provided according to local authority guidance.To provide direct assistance, including education and advice, emotional and psychological support in those referred to the team with the aim of promoting re-enablement and recovery.To promote choice and service user involvement in care planning and risk management.To ensure practice is in line with social inclusion and recovery models.To support and work with colleagues, other MDT members and outside agencies collaboratively and in the best interests of the service user.To liaise with and provide written and verbal feedback to clients, carers and relevant professionals (e.g. GPs) throughout involvement of the case, giving due regard to consent, confidentiality and information Governance guidelines.To ensure all carers are offered Carer Assessments and conduct Carers Assessment if required and record on Local Authority database.To act as an Appropriate Adult under the Police of Criminal Evidence Act 1084.To report and investigate concerns identified under Safeguarding Adults procedures.To complete social circumstances reports for Mental Health Act Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings.To observe the legal requirements of the current Mental Health Act Review Capacity Act and other relevant legislative frameworksTo maintain accurate, contemporaneous clinical records on all service user contact, in accordance with current Trust documentation standards, and with due regard to confidentiality and information Governance guidelines.To complete all necessary inputting, training and documentation related to PARIS and the clustering of service users.To complete all necessary service user documentation for input onto Local Authority systems and databases.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or Equivalent level professional qualification
  • Educated to Degree level. Evidence of advanced academia
  • Evidence of further education in Dementia Training
  • NMC registration
Desirable
  • Educated to Degree level.
  • Evidence of advanced academia
  • Mentorship
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a community mental health team
  • Must have experience of working with older people in a mental health setting.
  • Evidence of Multi-professional working.
  • Experience of post registration nursingpractice
  • comleting mental health assessments and risk assessments
  • managing own time and prioritising workload
  • managing own caseload effectivley
Desirable
  • Evidence of working with service users in community setting
  • Experience of working with service users with enduring mental health problems their carers and families
  • Evidence of constructing effective packages of care and management strategies
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of screening tools and interventions appropriate to older people
  • Knowledge of current best practice in dementia care including management of behaviour that challenges
  • Ability to advise nursing and medical staff in best practice
  • Impact of physical ill health on the mental health of older people
  • Safeguarindg procedures and practice
  • Common medications in use with this client group , issues with concordance, interactions, side effects and theraputic effects.
  • An understanding of Mental Health Act and Menatal Capcity Act Legistlation
Desirable
  • An understanding of the Care Act
  • Reovery Model
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessments, risk aswsessment and be accountable for decision making
  • IT Skills
  • Evdence of ability to manage a complex caseload without direct supervision
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Ability to work with other proffessionals and multidisiplinary
  • Ability to provide theraputic interventions for this client group
  • Ability to communicate effectivley and provide coherent reports and documentation according to Trust documentation standards
  • Ability to engage with service users and carers in the production of person centred care plans
  • Ability to manage own emotions and those of others in challenging situations
  • Ability to be assertive and engage in difficult conversations with clients and other proffessionals
Desirable
  • Broad range of clinical skills
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Full driving licence and access to a car or access to means of mobility
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Keen interest in woring with this client group


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