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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Mar 2024
The aims of this post are to improve the care and monitoring of all patients in the Trust who are receiving clozapine and to improve the physical healthcare of mental health patients. The post holder will provide a clozapine service to both community patients and inpatients.

The clozapine service is a tri- borough service based in Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith. This post will be based in Ealing and Hounslow clozapine service. The clozapine mental health nurse will be given full support when covering other areas from the team phlebotomists and the leads for the service.

There is a medium to long term plan for the clozapine service to be integrated in the location of community mental health services in the local MINT teams (Mental health integrated network team) which will be in the catchment of the existing locations of the clozapine service.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will involve organising Clozapine clinics and facilitating appointments to administer clozapine medication to patients. There will be a need to prioritise and make arrangements for patients who have missed appointments for their clozapine medication.

You will use clozapine clinic equipment, including machinery used to analyse blood results, maintain maintenance of this equipment and report concerns.

You will also be involved in completing Physical health assessments for patients. You will be able to use physical health equipment (Blood pressure machine, BM machine, etc). You will be able to document physical health results and act on physical health concerns with awareness of the parameters of physical health (blood pressure, Blood sugar, Lipids, BMI etc) and escalation actions, including liaison with the patient's psychiatrist and GP.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

Responsible for the safe custody of medication, including checking and administration and assessment of side-effects.

Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement. Mental health assessment skills - able to complete a mental state examination and assess mental health and support needs of patients and refer to appropriate services.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent


Desirable

  • Further professional qualifications
  • Phlebotomy training


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • 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 or new systems for working within shared care and enhanced in Mental health services.
  • Previous experience of working in the community
  • Contribute to the implementation of services.


Desirable

  • Lived experience of mental health issues


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of recovery and their application to risk management, positive risk taking and strengths orientated approaches to care delivery.
  • Knowledge of MHA and governance structures


Desirable

  • Experience of working in Inpatient area.


Skills

Essential

  • IT skills, using clinical documentation systems, spreadsheets, Email systems and electronic calendar.
  • Writing skills- writing patient notes on electronic documentation, writing emails to colleagues
  • Communication skills- able to communicate information to patient's colleagues and other services. Able to listen and provide adaptable verbal responses.
  • Medication management Skills, drug calculations, administering correct medication to right patient. Side effect assessment skills and ability to take appropriate action.
  • Physical health assessment skills. Able to use physical health equipment (Blood pressure machine, BM machine, etc). Able to document physical health results and act on physical health concerns with awareness of the parameters of physical health (blood pressure, Blood sugar, Lipids, BMI etc) and escalation actions.
  • Mental health assessment skills - able to complete a mental state examination and assess mental health and support needs of patients and refer to appropriate services.
  • Able to work with diverse patient groups including patients from BAME backgrounds.
  • Organisational skills - able to organise clinics, involving appointments to administer clozapine medication to patients, Able to prioritise and make arrangements for when patients have missed appointments.
  • Skills of personal resilience. Knowledge of how to manage personal stress. Awareness to share concerns in supervision. Ability to maintain a healthy work/life balance and maintain personal wellbeing, requesting and accessing support when needed.


Desirable

  • Phlebotomy skills able to take bloods from patients and send for analysis.
  • Able to use clozapine clinic equipment effectively, including machinery used to analyse blood results, maintenance of this equipment and report concerns


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • The ability to multi task and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Role models high standard of professional qualities e.g. punctuality and due diligence, honesty, responsibility, compassion
  • Respectful to others. Able to discuss issues calmly and constructively


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Ealing and Hounslow Clozapine

St Bernards

London

UB2 4SA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-CARMHS-259-F

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