We are seeking to recruit a passionate, dynamic, knowledgeable and dedicated Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Specialist Older Adult Mental Health team (SOAMH).
The team is multi disciplinary covering High Weald Lewes and Havens (HWLH). We have bases in Uckfield and Newhaven the successful candidate will be based at Millwood, Uckfield. We aim to support people in care homes as well as their own homes to maximise their independence and well being.
You will be joining a friendly, supportive and knowledgeable team who are dedicated to delivering high levels of care to older adults suffering with functional mental illness or have a diagnosis of dementia.
This is a Monday to Friday role 9am - 5pm however flexible working requests can be considered.
This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).
Main duties of the job
As a Mental Health Nurse within SOAMHs you will operate as an autonomous practitioner, undertaking comprehensive assessment and formulation, including risk assessment that leads to an agreed plan of care for clients with a diagnosis of dementia and older people with complexed mental health needs.
You will need the ability to work autonomously whilst still contributing to the team as a whole.
You will be responsible for visiting clients in their own homes as well as care homes and hold a full driving license which is essential to this role.
You will have excellent communication skills and work closely with colleagues in social care, primary care and the voluntary sector You will be responsible for covering duty on a regular basis.
You will be provided with regular supervision and have the opportunity to access further CPD.
We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
Working in Sussex:
- Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
- Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
- With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure
Job description Job responsibilities
The main duties are:
Assessments of patients
Developing care plans
Ensuring that the plan is put in place
Assess and monitor risk - working with the MDT to reduce and mitigate risk
Liaising with colleagues
Working with and signposting to voluntary sectors
Working closely with adult social care
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
- Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
- Evidence of continuous professional development
- Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
- Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
- Experience of supervising staff
- Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
- Experience of working consultatively with professionals
- Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
- Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
- Experience of working within the CPA process
- Understanding of clinical governance
- Previous experience of working in the community
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