Would you like the opportunity to work in a specialist Veteran mental heath team?
We are looking for an experienced nurse to work with complex cases, including alcohol and substance use, to join our lively and passionate mental health team; supporting veterans and reservists presenting with mental health problems and their families. Some of our team have a personal connection to veteran's, either with a military background or holding a close relationship with someone who does.
We cover Kent, Surrey and Sussex and deliver assessments, support and psychological therapy within our transition, intervention and liaison services , complex treatment service and HIS. We support veterans with a range of mental health needs ranging from anxiety and depression to complex PTSD.
Working for your organisation
We are an expanding and exciting specialist service within SPFT, working regional in the south east and nationally as part of the NHS armed forces networks for Op courage.
Main duties of the job
To provide comprehensive assessment of mental health specific to needs of service area.? To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake case management/lead professional/ CPA as needed.? To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of families and carers as appropriate to the care group and the individual client.To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions to be able to lead in clinical area.
To receive management supervision from Service Manager or equivalent.To demonstrate excellent communication skills.
To establish professional links with other care groups and professionals.To administer medication within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person centred outcomes for the individual.
Support the Trust's visions and values and in particular the promotion of a positive approach to diversity, equality, rights, and treating others with dignity and respect; to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply by adhering to the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Job description Job responsibilities
Abide by the standards of behaviour expected by their professional body and the standards of behaviour expected of all staff in the Trust disciplinary policy and procedure.Adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and are responsible for making themselves aware of these policies and procedures.Treat information relating to patient, employees and businesses of the Trust in the strictest confidence. Under no circumstances should such information be discussed with any unauthorised person(s) or organisations. At all times employees are required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.Maintain their own awareness of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety (whether statutory or Trust), and assist in ensuring the compliance of other staff.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
- Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
- Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
- Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
- Experience of supervising staff and students
- Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
- Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
- Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
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