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Community Mental Health Nurse ICMP Team

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Erith
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
We are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Services in Bexley ICMP Team. The post is based at Erith Centre .

The post holder will be committed to improving the mental and physical well being of mental health service users that are accessing care in our team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for a caseload of service users who have complex and substantial mental health needs. They will work as a member of the MDT ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered and that this promotes recovery and maximise independence.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking comprehensive assessment of service users and carers mental health and social care needs, in accordance with National CPA Guidance.

The post holder will be working in a supportive diverse team, where there are opportunities for personal development.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Skills
  • Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support:

- Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

- Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.

- Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.

- Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication monitoringservice user compliance.

- Safety: safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report allincidents following trust policy.
  • Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and riskmanagement that involves making decisions based on knowledge of theresearch evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
  • Supporting and supervising junior staff to develop the management of care needs through:

- Initial data collection

- Monitoring of individual service user / patient progress

-Feedback and discussion

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional Development


Desirable

  • 2 years Community Experience


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years post registration
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health problems.


Desirable

  • Experience of liaising with other agencies.


Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and skills in the management of clients on Clozapine & Depot medication
  • Experience of being able to work within policy frameworks in a regulated patient care setting
  • Excellent communication skills


Desirable

  • Experience of facilitating /planning /supporting groups in a healthcare setting i.e. health improvement/smoking cessation/activities


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Erith Mental Health Centre

Park Crescent

Erith

DA8 3EE

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277-6302921-CMH

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