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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Jul 2024
A great opportunity to join an established Older Adult Mental Health Team who deliver services to the Worcester and Droitwich localities. As a service we understand the importance of work life balance and strive to find individual ways to ensure that our team members can achieve this, whilst ensuring we continue to deliver the best service to our patients.

The core working hours for the team are Monday to Friday 9-5. There is the opportunity for flexible working within this role around the core hours. This role easily allows you to blend working from home and working in the office.

We are a supportive team who regularly welcome students. The service has a strong focus on person centred care and understanding the expression of unmet needs in the person with Dementia. There are opportunities to develop specialist skills and you will receive regular supervision.

We understand that travel costs can be a concern and as a team we work to maximise our efficiency and to minimise the impact of our work on the environment. Everyones circumstances are different and if you want to discuss how this role could work for you, get in touch with the Recruiting Manager, which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

This post is a band 6 CMHN. You will have a caseload of patients who have been referred to the service for a diagnosis of Dementia or support with a Mental Health condition. Also, you will see patients who already have a diagnosis of Dementia and have a more complex presentation requiring specialist advice and treatment. You will manage the patients care from assessment to discharge.

It will be beneficial to have good time management skills as you will manage your own diary. You will attend MDT meetings weekly to discuss allocations and complex cases

You will develop the skills to undertake holistic assessment of patients and develop individual care plans and risk assessments with the patient.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism

Understand and apply person centred care at every stage of contact with the patient.

Work as part of the Multidisciplinary team across a range of clinical pathways

Manage a caseload of patients with complex Dementia needs, using evidence based / patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Maintain robust communication with patients, carers and other local agencies. Maintain accurate timely clinical records.

Support patients and carers to achieve agreed outcomes and goals utilising the recovery model.

Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Significant post registration experience including experience within mental health
  • Minimum 1 year within / related specialty
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work


Desirable

  • Experience in a relevant clinical setting


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information
  • Ability to build effective working relationships


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge and application of interventions relevant to patient group
  • Knowledge of Person Centre Care
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment
  • Multi-disciplinary team working


Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN (Degree / Diploma and working towards degree)
  • Mentors Award
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

2 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1JR

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C9798-0471

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