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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Skegness
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024
Opportunity to join the Skegness Older Adult CMHT, we are seeking to recruit a Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse/RGN/AHP with relevant experience in mental health or with a non mental health qualification if you are able to clearly demonstrate transferable skills. So, if you are looking to broaden your clinical experience and develop your career, we would love to receive your application.

Our service hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for patients of all ages presenting with memory difficulties under the MAMS and dementia pathways and for older adults experiencing severe and enduring mental illness.

The successful applicant will provide high quality person-centred care to patients, families, and carers. Work as part of the MDT within LPFT and the wider network including Neighbourhood Teams, Adult Social Care, GP surgeries and other partner organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients and carers.

The team is based at Holly Lodge in Skegness, covering 5 local GP practices, we deliver care within the work base, patient homes and community care settings.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Mental Health Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

To act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet people's identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers' and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life . Visit beinlincolnshire.comto find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To work flexibly across a 5 day-a-week service.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Mental Health Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

To act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate assist in change to their behaviours.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers and familys needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Community Mental Health Team and with external agencies.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F. for Older People, N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E.

To demonstrate developing leadership skills within the Community Mental Health Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Community Mental Health Team Coordinator.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the Community Team.

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post graduate professional with current registration.
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.


Desirable

  • Leadership training
  • Training in Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) or Family systemic practices


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs.
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including supervision


Desirable

  • Experience of working with children and young people.


Skills

Essential

  • Experience of using evidence based practice
  • Well-developed IT skills


Special Requirements

Essential

  • Able to travel around the county independently and in a timely manner


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Holly Lodge

The Meadows

Skegness

PE25 2JA

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274-10709-OA-A

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