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Mental Health Depot & Clozapine Nurse

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role is for a Band 5 Qualified Nurse in mental health for full time 37.5 hours over 5 days a week (working hours and days can be flexible in the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday)

The role will be based at the Redditch Neighbourhood Community Mental Health team, which is a growing and dynamic team with a range of multi-disciplinary professionals with a wide range of knowledge and skills to welcome the new applicant for this role into the well establish and friendly team to ensure you feel welcome and empowered to take on a great opportunity within the team.

Do you want to be able to demonstrate and develop your autonomous skills as well as some leadership skills around leading on the depot, clozapine and physical health checks for the team, helping support other staff that can undertake and support in this role, being able to have the oversight of the clinics that are being ran as well as completing them yourself as part of the job role/description.

Are you enthusiastic and able to incorporate the trust values into a new innovative role for the team to lead on depot clinics, clozapine and physical health clinics then this role is just for you.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

Be the lead on Clozapine, Depot and physical health clinics.

Administer depot injections to all of the patients open to the team for depot medications this will include administering in our on-site clinic room or some may need outreach where you administer out in the community in patients homes for those that may not be able to come to a trust base for their medication to be administered.

Clozapine clinic will entail the post holder to undertake 4 weekly blood monitoring for those patients that are on Clozapine medication, continual monitoring and ordering of the regular clozapine medication for patients, there may be some patients that have been on an inpatient ward and started on Clozapine or re titrated so may need weekly blood monitoring in line with our clozapine blood monitoring policy for up to 14 weeks to then reduce to fortnightly and eventually 4 weekly if all blood results are in range and safe to reduce to 4 weekly.

Conduct regular weekly physical health clinics for patients under the service that require physical health checks which includes bloods, ECGs, height weight and BMI checks to ensure we are checking patients especially on anti-psychotic medications, Depots and clozapine are having yearly checks for physical health.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Reporting the physical health checks back to the GP and if any have any concerns with physical health IE Blood pressure concerns, raise accordingly within the team but also the GP to continue to monitor if any blood pressure concerns needing further investigation/treatment through the GP in primary care.

You may also be required to support other colleagues in the team on two person visits, you will not be holding a caseload but would be expected to help and support other colleague in the team on two person visits if required.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • One years experience working with people with mental health (this can be pre-qualification experience)


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of current mental health issues
  • Knowledge of risk assessment
  • Knowledge of Common medications


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered NMC Nurse
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Desirable

  • Venepuncture


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour.
  • Role modelling good behaviour.
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback.
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to work alone and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to recognize own limits.
  • Adaptable/Flexible/Approachable


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Hillcrest

Quinney's Lane

Redditch

B98 7WG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9798-0273

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