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Specialist Clozapine Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate invites applications for the post of Band 6 Specialist Clozapine Mental Health Nurse.

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary Mental Health Wellbeing Team in Redbridge.

NELFT fully promotes professional development and personal training, monthly supervision, CPD, annual appraisal, audit, research, and work-based Quality Improvement and innovation. There is the opportunity to support junior staff, and mentor students.

This is an exciting time to join NELFT.

NELFT has recently launched the mental health transformation programme and aims to radically transform our whole model of mental health care and support.

The integrated teams will merge assessment, brief intervention, and recovery services. Our intention is not just to redesign care pathways but to develop a new ethos and culture that helps transform how we work together with our partners as 'one team' sharing care. There is new investment for mental health, peer support, and Support Time and Recovery workers to support the integrated teams in providing seamless care around the individual, their families, and their social networks.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to manage and have responsibility for a busy Clozapine Clinic, comprising of service users referred to the clinic with severe and complex mental health difficulties across the Redbridge Borough.

The post holder will also be required to utilise evidence-based practice, client centred approaches to assess service users mental state as they attend clinic and sigh post as appropriate. The Post Holder will respect diversity, practice ethically and aim to challenge inequalities within service delivery.

In consultation with the matron the post holder will maintain effective communication with statutory and voluntary services, service users and carers within NELFT and Redbridge.

The post holder will be required to undertake specific duties on behalf of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Teams, which will include supervision of some junior staff, mentorship, teaching and assessing of nursing students on placement within the team.

The post holder will contribute as required by the team manager in the process of service audit, evaluation, development in line with the National Service Framework and the Modernisation Agenda within Mental Health Services.

The post holder will have the opportunity to support the Depot clinic and Physical health clinic.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a comprehensive, accessible and responsive mental health services to adults within the local area.
  • To deliver physical health interventions to patients under the service inclusive of phlebotomy.
  • To competently run and management the clozapine clinic as a team and at times autonomously.
  • To at times support in administer long acting injections alongside facilitate clozapine monitoring.
  • To continually develop clinical, team and service evaluation and delivery of the service.
  • To contribute to effective multi-disciplinary working within the MHWT and build effective liaison with community, primary and other secondary and tertiary services and agencies within the area.
  • To meet the changing demands of the service as required.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    Mellmead House

    04 Orchard Close, Rodney Road, Wanstead


    E11 2DH

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