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Community Mental Health Nurse (RGN)

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Do you want to be part of a team improving the way adult mental health care is provided in the community? Do you like variety in your role and an opportunity to be an autonomous practitioner?

The Mental Health Integrated Network Team (MINT) is a community based service supporting people's mental and physical health as well as social care needs. You will enhance your skills through autonomous clinical decision making, assessment and treatment of mental and physical health needs, reviewing and managing risk and crisis management whilst working with multi professional disciplines and services. Clinicians are encouraged and supported to be involved in ongoing service development projects.

We work closely with the local GP practices, primary care networks, social services, voluntary sector and other organisations to provide interventions in a more collaborative way which are simpler and support joined-up, personalised treatment and care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for either an RMN/ RGN nurse with some prior community experience and a keen interest in providing outstanding support within mental health community settings.

Interested? Please read on!

Main duties of the job

The nursing role involves a number of elements which will support people with mental and physical health conditions referred into our service. Interventions are conducted on an individual, group or team basis with the aim to support our service users to live as independently as possible with their mental and physical health conditions and will provide mental and physical health support helping people to engage with their local communities and benefit from all the supports available locally.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which will cover a Primary Care Network or locality and will work across networks to form a truly innovative and ground-breaking support structure.

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

  • Professional qualification in mental health - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with current NMC registration
  • Attained at least Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C))


Desirable

  • Educated to degree or Diploma level with other courses relevant to primary care mental health services e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy etc.
  • RGN/physical health qualification
  • Evidence of recent and on-going relevant further professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience in a Band 6 position or equivalent
  • Other relevant post registration experience
  • Audit and research experience
  • Experience of teaching/training in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience of working in a primary care setting/ social care/ voluntary sector


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
  • Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
  • Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
  • Use of psychosocial assessment methods
  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
  • Team/self management and organisation skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service
  • Computer literate


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to frequently work under pressure and maintain intense concentration, particularly in unpredictable situations where there will be exposure to highly distressed and/or disturbed patients, often exhibiting challenging behaviours and the risk of physical violence.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required
  • Exercise initiative, flexibility and tact and self awareness
  • Willing to use peer and group supervision creatively
  • Be able to work flexibly if required
  • Be aware of the limitations in your competencies and seek appropriate senior advice and leadership.


Desirable

  • Personal experience of a mental health condition


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Hounslow East MINT

Hounslow East MINT

London

UB2 4SA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-MINT-188-D

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