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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chelmsford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse position within the Mid-Home First Team based in Chelmsford. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about community mental health. The post holder will join an evolving team, and will be jointly responsible for the delivery of a high standard community care, forming part of a coordinated plan of home treatment to Service Users predominantly within their own homes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs and their development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for Adults and Older Adults with mental health problems that are referred to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The post holder is responsible on a day to day basis to the Clinical Lead but ultimately accountable to the Matron for the overall service. In addition, they will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and work in close co-operation with wards and Primary Health Care based professionals. They will also be responsible for the maintenance of standards of care within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment service. They will also be responsible for ensuring that an integrated service is provided to their clients and ensure that a good inter-disciplinary working environment is maintained

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs and their development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for Adults and Older Adults with mental health problems that are referred to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The post holder is responsible on a day to day basis to the Clinical Lead but ultimately accountable to the Matron for the overall service. In addition, they will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and work in close co-operation with wards and Primary Health Care based professionals. They will also be responsible for the maintenance of standards of care within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment service. They will also be responsible for ensuring that an integrated service is provided to their clients and ensure that a good inter-disciplinary working environment is maintainedKEY RESPONSIBILITIES1. To establish and maintain effective individual health and social care by:- Holistic assessment of client problem/needs.- Planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions.- Clear, accurate and concise documentation of client care

2. To participate in the initial assessment of clients to determine appropriateness for the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Service and to liaise with referring agencies to identify alternative agencies as appropriate to meet the clients needs.

3. To participate in Team and Clinical Meetings, initiating and discussing new methods/models of care and in the introduction of research or trials within the area.

4. To be fully aware of the importance of effective risk management, the undertaking of clinical risk assessment and the on-going monitoring of the clients mental state to evaluate risk either to themselves or towards others.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification (OT, Social Work, RMN)
  • Educated to Degree level in Health.
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in contemporary mental health practice.
  • Allied Health & Mental Health Practice.
  • Allied Health & Mental Health Practitioner (Mental Health Act 1983)


Desirable

  • Additional Professional Qualification/Experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to coordinate work to meet agreed targets and deadlines.
  • Evidence of ability to prioritise workload and competing demands.
  • Able to take on broader responsibilities to improve own and others knowledge and skills.
  • Evidence of the knowledge and skills in the use of information technology to support care and professional development.
  • Good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice. Good understanding of person centered care and Recovery Model.
  • Good understanding of crisis resolution home treatment service provision.
  • Good understanding of positive risk taking.
  • Good understanding of national policy and the implications for mental health e.g. crisis care concordat, parity of esteem.
  • Evidence of understanding the principle of governance and implications for professionals practice.
  • Evidence of knowledge of professional nursing standards.
  • IT Competency.
  • Car Driver / able to travel to all required locations and achieve service activity.


Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Evidence of personal development.
  • Ability to provide effective feedback to staff in constructive manner.
  • Ability to deal sensitively and decisively with conflict management.
  • Ability to build relationships and negotiate satisfactory outcomes.
  • Develop a positive environment which supports continuous improvement.


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development.
  • Ability to seek ways of improving individual's performance by training, coaching and development.
  • Ability to manage 'difficult' behaviour by listening, showing tolerance and remaining objective.
  • Develop team spirit and inclusivity.


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to use own judgement confidently and decisively.
  • Ability to know when to seek the support and guidance of more senior colleagues when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of work.
  • Able to instil confidence in others in the quality of their own work.
  • Able to champion high standards of professional practice throughout the service area.
  • Evidence of user focus in the organisation, delivery and evaluation of care.
  • Evidence in the use of risk assessment tools.


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Linden Centre

Woodlands Way

Chelmsford

CM1 7LF

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364-A-7195-D

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