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Community Mental Health Nurse/ Care Co-ordinator

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year p.a inc HCAS (pro rata if p/t)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional to join our close-knit team, here in the Harrow and Hillingdon Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service.

You will work with children and adults between the ages of 14 to 35 who present to mental health services with a presentation of First Episode of Psychosis (FEP). You will be providing tailored and bespoke packages of care that promote mental well-being, a recovery focused approach and a range of interventions in order to facilitate this.

At CNWL we are fully committed and proud to develop our own workforce through training and development opportunities and this post is no different.

If you are an enthusiastic RMN, who is keen to try and upskill themselves and advance into becoming a more established community practitioner then we want to hear from you.

This post is an opportunity to work in EIS as either a newly qualified mental health nurse or an existing band 5. The post will offer an additional support programme to develop the post holder to become a safe and effective community mental health nurse. The aim is to support the band 5 nurse to develop the skills to be ready to apply for a band 6 nurse.

This role is a development opportunity and would suit newly qualified RMN's undergoing their preceptorship or existing band 5 RMN's working through competencies and objectives set out for the role. The goal is to achieve these objectives within 18 months thus developing into a band 6 RMN within the team.

Main duties of the job

The role requires you to care coordinate a varied caseload to patients between the ages of 14-35. You will require excellent engagement skills, demonstrating an anti-oppressive and enabling approach to co-production with your patients. You should be skilled in assessing mental health, creating risk assessments, safety plans and crisis and contingency plans.

Our EIP Practitioners are specially trained and committed to using these skills to offer nursing which is centred around working with an individual's strengths in order to maximise autonomy and to deliver NICE concordant care for First Episode Psychosis

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of our benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance, in addition to assurances around training and development. We can offer;
  • Flexible working with the opportunity forworking from home
  • Our highly successful 6-months Family Intervention training which upon completion will allow you to co-facilitate Family Therapy sessions within the team
  • Opportunities to train in delivering CBTp (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis)
  • Monthly Reflective Practice sessions allowing you the opportunity to share your learning and reflect on your experiences with your colleagues
  • Monthly supervision sessions focussed on your development into this role
  • Opportunities to shadow our wide-ranging, specialised services with the Trust such as perinatal services, prison services, HTT, CMHT and many more
  • Career mapping and development programmes

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

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The Harrow and Hillingdon EIP service prides itself on working as a team, ensuring that the bio-psycho-social model is utilised to the fullest with input and support from our strong multi-disciplinary team; Consultants, Psychologists, Employment Specialists, Activity Coordinators and Peer-Support Workers.

If you want to make a difference to those experiencing their first episode in psychosis and be a part of their recovery journey then we want to hear from you.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Newly qualified Nurse or existing band 5 Nurse
  • Community experience
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of Mental health
  • Working with children between the ages of 14-18
  • Working with psychosis/ mental health
  • Working in the Community.
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Ability to participate in the work of the MDT and contribute to the work of the team
  • To demonstrate a knowledge of a range of therapeutic assessment and interventions available to reduce distress for individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis or with an ongoing support need (risk assessment, MSE, capacity assessment) and manage a complex caseload effectively
  • To demonstrate their understanding of mental health legislation
  • Ability to assess and support individuals experiencing acute and ongoing mental health distress and crisis
  • Ability to determine priorities against conflicting demands
  • Ability to reflect on practice and interpersonal relationships
  • Verbal, non-verbal communication skills and telephone skills
  • Skills in a range of therapeutic interventions and development in place to expand towards confidence in these areas
  • Skills in psycho-social treatment options
  • Medication management and depot application
  • Ability to travel to see service users in the community/ as inpatients and within their home environments.
Experience Essential
  • Newly qualified or existing band 5
  • Experience of working with or within the community setting

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