Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you passionate about delivering high quality care and working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes? An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 registered Mental Health Nurse to join our dynamic, committed and supportive integrated, multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team in Bradford.

You will be working with adults with severe and enduring mental health needs to support their recovery journey working in partnership with service users and their families. This role will require assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care, working directly as a care coordinator and also covering duty and clinics as required. You will also contribute to the supervision and development of junior colleagues. You will have recent experience of working in a mental health environment with 2 years post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload.

Closing date: 21st August 2022

Shortlisting: 22nd August 2022

Approx interview date: 5th September 2022

Main duties of the job

Community Mental Health Nurse will provide community based care to clients with complex mental health needs who have been referred into the integrated Community Mental Health Team. He/She will work as an autonomous practitioner managing and prioritising individual caseload and will act as a Care Co-ordinator within the Care Programme Approach. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload of people with complex mental health and/or social care needs.

The post holder will provide high standards of skilled mental health nursing care to individuals and their families within a defined geographical area. The role will include active participation in the service planning and development of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams.

The post holder will provide clinical supervision and support to junior members of the team and actively promoting the values and policies of the service and the Trust. The Community Mental Health Nurse will be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and will work in close co-operation with secondary and primary care based professionals, other community agencies such as Housing, Probation, Police, Children Schools & Families and other Voluntary and Third Sector Agencies.

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:
    • To manage a caseload of clients in the community
    • To input data in the clinical information system: e.g. including risk assessments, care plans, CPA, crisis and contingency plans
    • To administer intra-muscular medication and monitoring treatment plans
    • To work as a part of duty service on the single point of access triaging referrals
    • To supervise and mentor student nurses
    • To demonstrate effective networking skills and ensure a holistic approach to meet service user needs.
    • To work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users and their families
    • To work in partnership with service users and carers to achieve goals and to support recovery and reintegration within communities
    • To provide appropriate feedback and liaison with MDT on all aspects of service user care.
    • To ensure that agreed standards of nursing care within the team are achieved.
    • To actively participate in the flexible formats of team supervision and support.
    • To initiate, develop and assist in the trial of new ideas for the improvement of services to service users in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
    • To ensure that nursing policies are implemented and maintained
    • To comply with legal and professional requirements
    • To have ability to suggest and critically explore new concepts
    • To have ability to work in a supported autonomous manner within the team
    • To have ability to plan and prioritise workload
    • To have ability to identify, facilitate and support developments and initiatives within the service delivery of nursing and multi-disciplinary team
    • To work within a fully integrated and jointly managed Community Mental Health Team alongside Local Authority social care staff and managers
    • To assess and provide social care services to service users within the Care Programme Approach and in line with the integrated operational policies.
    2. Working as part of a Team
    • Ability to relate in a positive manner to other team members
    • Ability to foster good relationships with staff at all levels in various types of organisations.
    • Ability to share good practice and learning points with colleagues
    • Ability to be part of the wider recovery partnership across the district
    • Ability to embrace change positively and actively participate in service development both locally and Trust wide
    • To cover colleagues clients in their absence
    • To deputise for the team manager if required in his/her absence
    • To work in partnership with local authority colleagues and managers
  • Managing Self
    • Participate in regular supervision.
    • Attend all mandatory training and specialist training/conferences relevant to role
    • Participate in informal case discussions and peer support
    • Participate in annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust appraisal and KSF 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 colleagues and Team Manager whenever necessary
  • 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 and 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 in line with the West Yorkshire Safeguarding procedures.

    5.Managing Self
    • Participate in regular supervision.
    • Attend all mandatory training and specialist training/conferences relevant to role
    • Participate in informal case discussions and peer support
    • Participate in annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust appraisal and KSF 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 colleagues and Team Manager whenever necessary

    6. 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 and 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 in line with the West Yorkshire Safeguarding procedures.

    7. Staff Supervision and Support
    • To act as an assessors/mentor for pre and post registration students on placement and to provide educational and supportive environment for staff and student during placements.


    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health
    • Mental Health Nurse Qualification
    • Current NMC Registration
    • Evidence of continuing professional
    Desirable
    • 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
    Desirable
    • 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.
    Desirable
    • 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
    Desirable
    • Brief psychological interventions/strategies for managing crisis.


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