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Population Health Nurse

Employer
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Camden & Islington
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inc of HCAS
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We're building C&I's new Core Community Teams and are looking for skilled, innovative nurses to join us . This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of more integrated ways of working in mental health.

This is a high profile, outward facing post focusing on supporting colleagues across health and social care services to: provide a whole systems, integrated and enhanced primary care approach to clients experiencing mental health issues.

The new C&I population health nurses will work in the community in partnership with primary care, other community NHS providers, peer support, community organisations and the voluntary sector.

As a senior, specialist clinician you will work directly with service users with varied mental health and comorbid physical health needs, actively supporting service users and providers to offer enhanced and integrated support to primary-secondary care patients to help manage fluctuating needs.

As an innovator, youwill have a unique opportunity to inform and shape the implementation of our clinical strategy; to develop your leadership skills and to improve mental health care for people living in Camden and Islington.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, risk management, planning, and evaluation of individual and holistic programmes of care as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

To be accountable and responsible for an independent caseload that reflects the priorities of the service. (we don't have defined caseloads)

Work as an autonomous specialist nurse in population health, to include outreach care to communities not routinely accessing services.

Provide holistic assessments and interventions to improve health outcomes of the population. Assessments to consider the pillars of Population Health- individual health behaviours and lifestyle, the communities we are living in/caring for, the wider determinants of health and working in an integrated system.

Support other team members and colleagues in managing service users by providing training, coaching, supervision and advice support to develop core skills across the system.

Provide support to GP practices by liaising with C&I mental health services and other providers as required

Have advanced physical health assessment skills and completion of or working towards an advanced physical health skills training. Skills to include phlebotomy, ECG alongside medication management and side-effects monitoring.

About us

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

Early and Effective InterventionHelping People to Live WellResearch and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

We value each otherWe are empoweredWe keep things simpleWe are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a senior specialist nurse role working across statutory and non-statutory boundaries in Camden & Islington and is central to the success of the development of Community Mental Health Services. This is a high profile, outward facing post focusing on supporting colleagues across health and social care services to: provide a whole systems, integrated and enhanced primary care approach to clients experiencing mental health issues.

The post-holder will have a high level of autonomy to work with a defined caseload of patients including those with Serious Mental Illness and comorbid physical health issues. They will provide a lead role in undertaking and facilitating holistic assessment and care for patients with long term and complex mental and physical health, social care needs and risk profiles.

This role suits a person who likes working in a fast paced environment and likes working in a collaborative manner. Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances (e.g. covid 19) is important in such a community facing role. Patients with different underlying issues, disorders, cultures and backgrounds call for an agile mind, who works well with changing caseloads.

An important part of the role will be building relationships with Practice Nurses, GPs and other colleagues, and providing education and training to improve confidence in the management of mental health in the primary care setting. Hence, ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues is an important part of this role. Such challenges mean that ability to organise their work; and understand and maintain boundaries of their work role is very helpful.

Work within the team and trust is paperless. IT skills are important part of the job. Having previous IT skills or ability and desire to learn IT skills is important in order to fulfil this role. Training and support is provided (if required) in order to help a new team member learn those skills.

A core task will be to facilitate clients access to a range of physical and mental health interventions and expertise. The nurse will be a specialist senior resource and expert in meeting the mental health and physical needs of people by assisting others to take managed risks, identifying appropriate interventions, promoting contact with service providers and referring where necessary to clinical experts.

The specialist nurse will be actively supporting service users and providers to offer enhanced and integrated support to primary-secondary care patients to help manage fluctuating needs, with flexible stepping up / stepping down of care based on intensity of input required.

Access to training and supervision will be via Camden & Islington Foundation trust. The post holder will work closely with the Trusts specialist mental health teams, Recovery and Rehabilitation Teams and other teams that are participating in population health initiatives

Person Specification Education/Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RN, Mental Health)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent gained through experience
  • Specialist advanced mental health treatment qualification, e.g. in CBT, Medicines Management etc
  • Five years post qualification experience, at least three of which must have been a community setting including caseload working
  • Experience of undertaking audit, research and quality improvement
Desirable
  • Registered General Nurse (RN, Adult)
  • Non-medical prescriber
Skills (training may be offered in some of these areas for the successful candidate) Essential
  • Specific skills in caring for people with Psychosis in a community setting with specialist skill in managing physical health issues such as COPD and diabetes
  • Demonstrates peer credibility in respect of clinical practice
  • Understands the importance of providing a therapeutic teaching and learning environment that is well maintained
  • Understands the importance of providing a therapeutic teaching and learning environment that is well maintained
  • Strives to promote the users' and carers' perspective
  • Demonstrates effective time management and organisational skills
  • Able to provide support and management to others in a positive and effective manner
  • Demonstrates a high standard of written and verbal communication
Desirable
  • Trained in smoking Cessation interventions to Level 3
Knowledge Essential
  • An excellent knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of common physical health disorders such as COPD, Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Abilities Essential
  • Able to work under pressure and to specific targets and outcomes
  • An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and presentational skills who is able to liaise with both GPs and specialist clinical divisions
  • Ability to record, analyse and interpret high level outcome data
  • Understands the need to work within the principles of equal opportunities and valuing diversity


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