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Community Nurse

Employer
Livewell Southwest
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
We are seeking registered nurses (RGN, RMNs) who possess recent clinical experience in a community or relevant mental health inpatient setting.

As a fully integrated member of the Specialist Outreach Recovery Team, the post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner and alongside the MDT to support the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework with a focus on supporting the delivery of interventions aimed to address the physical health inequalities faced by people with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Illness. The post holder will seek to influence, improve, and promote positive lifestyle choices and behaviours, which will lead to better health outcomes and a reduction in preventable ill health. Key lifestyles include being smoke free, eat well, move more and drink less. The post holder will support the clinical team in medication management, delivering medical treatments within the community as part of an individuals mental health recovery journey.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job Share(s) Considered

Main duties of the job

Carry out specialist one-to-one and group interventions for behaviour change.

Undertake physical health monitoring, including outreach for those who are difficult to engage.

To work in partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote the physical health and wellbeing of service users within specialist mental health services.

Actively seek out Hard to Reach populations and help them to engage in health lifestyle initiatives.

Support the development and delivery of training programmes for other professionals /interested parties internally and externally.

Support the development, promotion and co-ordination of health activities and other community engagement events.

Signposting/referral into the One You Plymouth service and/or partner services such as IPS, and Harbour.

Contribute at appropriate network meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings.

Develop fact sheets and resources.

Act as a Health Champion, Making Every Contact Count.

Be up to date with a range of health improvement topics through competency-based learning.

Support the nursing team in daily medication management

Support the team in delivering medication interventions such as depot medication administration

Assess and utilize relevant clinical tools to support with monitoring side effects of medication and addresses as clinical indicated with the wider team

Complete relevant mental health clinical competence to support practice.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

4. MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Carry out specialist one-to-one and group interventions for behaviour change.

Undertake physical health monitoring, including outreach for those who are difficult to engage.

To work in partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote the physical health and wellbeing of service users within specialist mental health services.

Liaise with partners to help reach target populations and communities.

Actively seek out Hard to Reach populations and help them to engage in health lifestyle initiatives.

Support the development and delivery of training programmes for other professionals /interested parties internally and externally.

Support the development, promotion and co-ordination of health activities and other community engagement events.

Signposting/referral into the One You Plymouth service and/or partner services such as IPS, and Harbour.

Contribute at appropriate network meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings.

Monitor and evaluate outcomes via processes, procedures and systems.

Give feedback on performance and local intelligence to senior management team.

Ensure that all stakeholders receive up-to-date information on a wide range of health improvement topics.

Contribute to the communications and marketing strategy by collecting case studies and photos.

Develop fact sheets and resources.

Contribute to research and development as directed.

Act as a Health Champion, Making Every Contact Count.

Be up to date with a range of health improvement topics through competency-based learning.

Support the nursing team in daily medication management

Support the team in delivering medication interventions such as depot medication administration

Assess and utilize relevant clinical tools to support with monitoring side effects of medication and addresses as clinical indicated with the wider team

Complete relevant mental health clinical competence to support practice.

4.1 Responsibility for People Management

The post holder will be responsible for the induction of new team members.

The post holder may be responsible for the line management of junior staff, providing day-to-day management and supervision, absence management and appraisal.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that clinics run smoothly.

The post holder may be responsible for the delivery of training.

The post holder once trained may lead or support health walks.

The post holder will be responsible with supporting Students in practice

4.2 Responsibility for financial and/or physical resources
  • Collect information regarding purchasing and invoicing to support managers budgetary requirements.

4.3 Responsibility for administration

Ensure records are up-to-date and stored as per record keeping policy.

Responsible for developing training and psycho-social education packs, presentation, leaflets and handouts.

4.4 Responsibility for people who use our services

Responsible for giving advice and support to service users and/or family members/carers over the phone, face-to-face and digitally.

Responsible for case load management.

Required to attend external events, speaking to members of the public or event administration.

May be required to present information at steering groups, forums, events, seminars and conferences.

4.5 Responsibility for implementation of policy and/or service developments

The post holder will contribute to service development and implement changes to established working processes as appropriate.

4.6 Other Responsibilities

Share all data collection with the Business Hub for data analysis, performance and audit purposes,

5. COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

The post holder will interact with the general public, work colleagues, stakeholders, Livewell Southwest colleagues and workplaces.

Design and produce health promotion displays, presentations and publicity.

Establish and maintain effective channels of communication across Livewell Southwest and the wider community.

Market and promote the One You branding and underpinning health improvement messages with a particular focus on priority areas.

Seek opportunities to raise awareness of health promoting messages through the Comms team and wider partners such as national campaigns etc.

6. PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

This role requires the post holder to engage in physical activity.

There is likely to be frequent sitting and standing.

Frequent effort to lift and manual handing of equipment for health events, clinics and training etc.

Keyboard work is likely throughout the working day.

Concentration required when delivering client support and health improvement interventions.

Concentration required for reading documents and assimilating knowledge.

The post holder will be required to keep up-to-date with public health documents and NICE guidance.

Some training delivery may be emotive E.g. Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid. The post holder may need to seek support from colleagues or line-manager on such occasions.

Some one-to-one and group interventions may be upsetting for the client. The post holder may need to seek support from colleagues or line-manager on such occasions.

The post holder will use VDU for high proportion of time. However all staff will be entitled to a workstation assessment and VDU check.

Will work in a variety of settings including home, office, community centres, outdoors at health events, traveller sites and inpatient settings.

Service core hours are 0900-1700.

Engaging service users in treatment interventions in at times unsanitary environments

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN/RMN/ Dip HE - NMC Registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional/personal development in health improvements/ behaviour change/public health
  • Evidence of competency in IT skills/ECDL or equivalent


Desirable

  • Some health promotion certificates such as Brief Interventions for Alcohol, Mental Health First Aid.
  • Training qualification.
  • Motivational Interviewing training/qualification.


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Full current driving licence and access to a car or other appropriate form of transport.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team and manage own caseload.


Specific Skills

Essential

  • Able to deliver training sessions in group sessions using effective leadership and facilitation skills
  • Medication management
  • Ability to sustain good working relationships with local people, colleagues, external organisations and partnerships.
  • Ability to self-motivate and motivate people to effect behaviour change.
  • Ability to prioritise plan and manage workload.
  • Project planning and management, including monitoring analysis and evaluation of projects.
  • Multi-media communication and presentation skills.
  • Development of health education resources.
  • IT literate


Desirable

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Depot medication administration


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health issues/diagnosis and the effect on the individual, this includes impact to their physical health
  • Knowledge and understanding of the psychology of behaviour change
  • Knowledge of the benefits of health improvement interventions
  • Understanding of determinants of health and health inequalities
  • Understanding and commitment to Community Development approaches
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology


Desirable

  • Awareness of sources of up to date relevant data/information i.e. national and local guidance relating to health promotion interventions
  • Knowledge of the RETHINK tool.


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 6 months experience of community health promotion work.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with individuals with mental health issues.
  • Experience and ability to work on a one-to-one basis and with local groups on specific health initiatives.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of people and groups using a strengths based approach.
  • Experience of working with and sustaining partnerships with statutory, public, private and community voluntary sector.


Desirable

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Experience of leading/developing and implementing Health Promotion initiatives
  • Experience of delivering weight management interventions


Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest

Address

200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould

Plymouth

Devon

PL4 7PY

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B9832-2024-NM-9088

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