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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Come and join us at South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional mental health care and are looking for skilled, enthusiastic and passionate clinicians to join our fantastic team.

This post is based in our Adult Community Mental Health Team

You will be expected to deliver high quality, recovery-focused mental health interventions to a vulnerable client group. We aim to develop resilience despite serious mental illness or mental health crisis, by utilising a range of psycho-social and nursing interventions as well as other community based services to empower people on their road to recovery. This Team prides itself on the integrated way it operates with our other colleagues linked with this client group.

Shortlisting is planned for 4th July 2022

Interviews are planned for 7th July 2022

Main duties of the job

You will be able to work autonomously and be decisive, whilst also being a supportive team player. You will need to re-organise your day at short notice according to the needs of the team, so flexibility is essential. We are working in challenging times as we try to improve care provision with limited resources, so enthusiasm, resilience and passion are absolutely crucial to making this role a success.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties will include, further details in job description,

To coordinate the care of service users carrying out assessment planning,implementation and evaluation of their care under the guidelines of the care programme approach and under the supervision of the line manager.

To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual and that unqualified staff are delivering care as identified in the care plan.

To liaise with family members, carers and significant others when completing the assessment and developing a care plan.

To undertake and supervise risk assessments and formulation of risk management plan for service users under your care, taking note of the contributions from other members of the team, family members carers and significant others.

To ensure Safeguarding Children and Adults requirements are followed and participate in meetings as appropriate.

To direct unqualified staff in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to service users.

To participate in setting standards for care based on sound evidence based and research findings.

To participate in the systematic monitoring and evaluation of service users.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification NMC registered and experience at Degree Level
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development e.g. Mentorship in Practice
Desirable
  • Working towards master level education
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience in mental health
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Evidence of experience of managing cases & case loads
  • Evidence of supervising staff.
  • Ability to work autonomously across the organisation/boundaries and with other agencies
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies and service users and carers
  • Experience of audit/research and working knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Experience in change management and policy formulation
  • Experience of using Incident Reporting Systems e.g. DATIX
  • Experience of undertaking and involvement in Serious Untoward Incident Reviews
  • Evidence of experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non -verbally.
  • Being responsive and flexible, seeing change as an opportunity to improve services
  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to work within a divisional management team, be able to generate own workload and ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to build purposeful relationships with a range of both internal and external to the organisation
  • Proven knowledge of relevant mental health legislation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of CPA ECC guidelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to junior staff
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of professional Codes of Conduct and Staffs' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.


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