It's a great time to be a part of the Community Mental Health Team in Medway as we are developing the Clinical Care Pathways leading to an improved and innovative service for our Service Users, Carers and Staff.
The role of an Active Review Clinician is to monitor and review patients 4 weekly and ensure safe support for patients who are awaiting pathway interventions. Active Review consists of a band 6 clinician, band 5 and a band 3.
If you are interested in becoming a lead health care professional andyou are focused on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic mental health practitioner and who has a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability. Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community assessment skills.
This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. If you have no experience of working in the community but would like to expand your professional development, we can offer you a development programme to support you with this transition. You will be offered considerable opportunities for training and professional development.
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
The Senior Mental Health Nurse is a key clinical leader within the multidisciplinary care team and will have continuing responsibility to assess, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence and drive change and promote health and best practice, patient safety and experience.
The Mental Health Nurse will be professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing, and operationally accountable to the Matron / Clinical Service Manager.
KEY RESULT AREAS: Carry out and coordinate comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with service user and others through interaction, observation and measurement. Work collaboratively with other disciplines, service user and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment. To deliver and evaluate safe, person centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery. To act as a clinical leader supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance. To facilitate and review approved Quality Improvement initiatives within the care setting.
Please see job description for full details.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RMN or RNLD
- Practice Assessor.
- Completed preceptorship
- Completed Edward Jenner Programme
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Significant knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act
- Knowledge and understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct
- A comprehensive understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
- To be competent in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care
- To pass medication and physical health competencies
- Significant awareness of clinical governance and its relationship to clinical effectiveness and patient safety and patient experience.
- Effective organisational /planning and decision making skills.
- Good knowledge and practice of IT skills
- Enhanced leadership skills e.g. taking charge, delegation of duties, supervising others.
- To participate in Quality Improvement, Audits, Research, etc.
- Ability to support and develop an environment which ensures effective clinical care and innovation.
- Significant experience at Band 5.
- Evidence of post qualifying continued learning.
- Experience of working within the NHS.
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