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Community Mental Health Nurse (RMN - Band 6)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Intensive Home Treatment Team at Airedale Centre for Mental Health are looking for a qualified Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 6) to join their busy team.

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to adult service users of all ages. This role includes, working with older adult mental health conditions in service users' home environment. You will also contribute to the supervision and development of junior staff and regularly be Shift Co-Ordinator for the team. This includes, taking and making referrals to and from other health professionals and acute care services.

You will have at least 2 years' experience as a registered mental health nurse. Ideally, working in an acute mental health setting. If interviewed, you should be able to demonstrate very good knowledge of relevant mental health practices specific to intensive home treatment team and all age adult mental health conditions. You should also be able to discuss guidance from NHS England / Department of Health forward planning for all age adult mental health service users.

Closing Date: 7th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 8th August 2022

Approx interview date: W/C 15th August 2022

Main duties of the job

  • Job Purpose:
    • To provide care and interventions, risk and safety management and safeguarding of all age adult patients involved with the Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT).
    • To engage in regular supervision with the Team Manager/Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Discuss, reflect and find solutions to challenges experienced in the role.
    • To deliver a high standard and quality service which enables patients to be supported throughout their care pathway whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy and safety.
    • To work in support of other allied health care professionals and services in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of care and treatment.
    • To communicate effectively with other services of the Care Trust, other health care professionals and with the patient family, carers/ visitors to ensure holistic care is delivered.
    • To supervise and delegate work to Band 5 Nurses, Senior Healthcare Support Workers and Healthcare Support Workers.
    • To occasionally be Shift Co-ordinator in the team. Including, triage of referrals, inpatient services link worker and covering Bed Manager during normal office hours.

    About us

    We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

    Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

    We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

    Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: - We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

    We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

    We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

    We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

    Job description Job responsibilities

  • Main duties:
    • Provide evidence based clinical interventions, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
    • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Acute Community Services, including, older adult service users.
    • Provide assessment, planning and implementation of individual packages of care and treatment.
    • Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner.
    • Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment.
    • Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures.
    • Act as the patients and relatives advocate.
    • Enable patients and carers to manage disability, loss and change.
    • Champion patients rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.
    • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.
    2. Working as part of a Team
    • Promote a culture that incorporates Trust values, is recovery focused and there to assist patients, carers, families, referrers and colleagues.
    • Provide timely, accurate and appropriate organisation information to the colleagues and the Team Manager.
    • Maintain professional relationships with all colleagues to ensure professional standards are met.
    • Participate in the appraisal process.
    3. Managing Self
    The below are standard requirements, you should include any additional points.
    • Participate in regular supervision.
    • Attend all mandatory training.
    • Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process.
    • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.
    • Pay regard to materials and equipment.
    • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
    • Seek advice and support from your line manager whenever necessary.
  • Staff Supervision and Support
    • Monitor practice and development of Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers
    • As required by the team manager, conduct appraisal and performance management of Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers
    • Assist in induction of staff.
    • Provide clinical leadership for Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers
  • Financial Responsibility

  • The post holder does not have financial responsibility for budgetary management. However it is the individual post holders responsibility to manage organisational resources efficiently and to suggest efficiency savings to line management as they arise. The post holder has the responsibility to maintain the safekeeping of the organisations property and safeguard the property of patients and visitors.
  • Safeguarding

  • All staff members have a duty to report any concerns they have about the safety or well being of adult service users, members of their families, including children. Employees should be aware of their roles & responsibilities to both prevent and respond appropriately to abuse. They should undertake the safeguarding training required for their particular role.

    • You will be joining a Trust that values the health and wellbeing of its staff. You will have fast track access to our wellbeing zone including (but not limited to) physiotherapy, 24/7 counselling and maternity/paternity classes
    • National staff discounts including Nandos, local Gyms, Cinema and National Park memberships
    • Fast track access to childcare support services
    • In-depth and supportive preceptorship programme
    • Excellent training and development opportunities

    The Governments' proposal to mandate Covid 19 vaccines for all health care workers is currently under review. Until there is a formal directive in place regarding mandatory vaccines as a condition of your employment, Bradford District Care Trust does not require you to be fully vaccinated as part of your employment conditions. Please be reminded that this decision may be changed dependent on the directive from the Government once the consultation has concluded.The Covid vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid to protect individuals, colleagues, patients, and communities and the Trust encourages staff to take up the offer of being fully vaccinated. Please note all staff members who are working in healthcare premises, working with patients/service users and/or undertaking patient/service user visits will be required to take a twice weekly LAMP test, and to produce evidence of their negative test result on request.If you have any concerns about whether this affects your eligibility to undertake a role with the Trust, you may wish to contact the recruiting manager to discuss this further. Please note that if you are successful, the pre-employment health check will require details of vaccination status where appropriate, and will be retained as part of your employment health record.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health
    • Mental Health Nurse Qualification
    • Current NMC Registration
    • Evidence of continuing professional
    • Clinical supervision qualification.
    • Post Graduate level education in psychological therapy.
    • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience
    • ENB603 or equivalent Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    Experience Essential
    • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
    • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis.
    • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
    • Working within a multicultural framework.
    • 2 years post qualification experience
    • Older adult age related illness and conditions
    • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff
    • Experience of teaching/leadership of others
    Knowledge Essential
    • Evidenced based clinical interventions relevant to the service.
    • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.
    • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis.
    • Evidence of continuing professional development.
    • SystmOne PAS.
    Skills Essential
    • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress.
    • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • Clinical risk assessment and contingency planning.
    • Able to meet the service needs for mobility across the geographical area covered
    • Brief psychological interventions/strategies for managing crisis.

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