Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Bath

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bath
Salary
£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established, integrated health and social care team. The team predominantly provide services for older adults and their carers that have complex mental health needs.

The successful applicant with be expected to continue to maintain and build upon the already positive working relationships with other AWP teams, HCRG care, voluntary and private organisations.

The team would welcome applications from any nurse with varying mental health experience and skills. The applicant need not have previous experience with older adults as it is recognised that core skills are transferrable. The person will be expected to show the knowledge of person centred care, monitoring of medications and ongoing assessments of a persons mental health. The applicant should have an interest in the interface between mental and physical health.

Good communications and organisational skills are essential alongside a willingness to be a supportive team member. As part of the team, you will work alongside the AWP mental health therapy team, intensive team and mental health inpatient units. The successful applicant will be provided with training opportunities, regular supervision and appraisals. One of the main aims of the team is to maintain people's independence within their own homes for a long as possible. Thus, the successful applicant must me committed to work with service users and carers to establish flexible treatment and social care packages.

Main duties of the job

1) Following initial assessment by Primary Care Liaison to provide further high quality comprehensive mental health needs assessment, including risk assessment, for service users.

2) To be responsible for a specific caseload of service users using the integrated CPA process and acting as care co-ordinator.

3) To establish with the service user and carer (where appropriate) an agreed care plan, which includes evidence based interventions to address assessed needs, how outcomes will be measured and agreed timescale for input.

4) To arrange such services as are appropriate to the care plan using the care management process.

5) To regularly evaluate the care plan with the service user and alter as required.

6) To use the principles and processes with the agreed ICPA policy and to act as care co-ordinator when appropriate.

7) To undertake specialist assessments, e.g. Cognitive testing.

The applicant will be expected to demonstrate commitment to equal opportunities and practices. We are proud to be fostering a diverse work force that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities and people living with disabilities

The Complex Intervention and Treatment Team is innovative, enthusiastic, and committed to providing high quality services.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice

1) Following initial assessment by Primary Care Liaison to provide further high quality comprehensive mental health needs assessment, including risk assessment, for service users.

2) To be responsible for a specific caseload of service users using the integrated CPA process and acting as care co-ordinator.

3) To establish with the service user and carer (where appropriate) an agreed careplan, which includes evidence based interventions to address assessed needs, how outcomes will be measured and agreed timescale for input.

4) To arrange such services as are appropriate to the care plan using the care management process.

5) To regularly evaluate the careplan with the service user and alter as required.

6) To use the principles and processes with the agreed ICPA policy and to act as care co-ordinator when appropriate.

7) To undertake specialist assessments, e.g. Cognitive testing.

Record Keeping & Administration

1) To keep contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records in accordance with Trust policy, professional guidelines and local team procedures.

2) To collect and input information and appropriate statistics for providing overall information about clinical activity.

3) To use time effectively and make appropriate use of resources.

4) To attend business meetings and participate in clinical discussion, presenting complex cases when appropriate.

Clinical Liaison

1) To provide effective communication both within AWP and with Primary Care, Social Services and a range of other voluntary and statutory organisations.

2) To sensitively and appropriately communicate with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.

3) To operate within the Multi Agency Policy on Safeguarding Adults and participate in the investigation process as appropriate

Continuing Professional Development and Practice

1) To maintain and develop professional knowledge skills and expertise, to ensure that practice reflects best practice and remain current and evidence based.

2) To act in accordance within the guidelines from the NMC.

3) To work to the policies and procedures of the Trust.

4) To ensure knowledge of and work to any local team policies and procedures.

5) To maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues and act in accordance with NMC guidelines.

6) To take responsibility for post-registration education and practice requirements for continued professional development needs.

7) To ensure the provision and fully participate in the clinical and management supervision and appraisal process.

8) To actively participate in the Trusts policy of appraisal and staff development.

9) To maintain up to date knowledge and skills of appropriate IT systems.

Teaching, Education and Audit

1) To contribute to the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre and post registered students and new team members and act as a mentor for Nursing students

2) To provide formal feedback from training sessions attended.

3) To identify, initiate and support the development of improvements in the service, including clinical audit.

Management

1) To provide supervision for other staff members both qualified and unqualified as required by the Team Manager/Senior Practitioner.

2) To lead on agreed service development initiatives or represent the team.

Qualification

Essential Criteria

A recognised professional qualification in Nursing.

Person Specification NMC Registration Essential
  • A recognised Mental Health professional qualification in nursing
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working collaboratively to involve users and carers.
  • Recent and extensive experience in multidisciplinary/multi-agency work in a mental health setting


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