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Registered Mental Health Nurse - Community

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
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The Older Adult CMHT for South Derbyshire and South Dales has an exciting Fixed Term or Secondment opportunity for a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the team.

We welcome applications from staff already working with the Older Adult age group or Nursing staff from other areas who would like to explore/expand their knowledge and skills.

This is a full-time post of 37.5 hours per week.

The CMHT is based at Dale Bank View in Swadlincote, co-located with the Working Age Adult CMHT.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has an interest in working with older adults and who would like to develop their clinical skills in a community mental health team.

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of both functional and organic patients, with the support of the MDT.

There will be the opportunity to become involved with the teams Care Homes offer, as well as supporting engagement with Primary Care through attendance at CST meetings.

Excellent communication skills, assessment skills and the ability to produce person centred and collaborative care plans will be essential to the role.

Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act is required.

The successful candidate will receive regular clinical and managerial supervision, as well as access to development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Mental health Nurse you will be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse you will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community.

The post holder will communicate with people with a range of mental health needs, to provide and receive complex, sensitive information to people where there are barriers to understanding.

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse you will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence.

As a registered practitioner you are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
  • Utilise best evidence in order to analyse and to undertake a core mental health assessment, formulate, plan, implement and evaluate care for a range of patients referred within the CMHT as part of an effective multi-disciplinary approach who have specialist clinical conditions.
  • Communicate complex, and sensitive information in circumstances where mental ill-health creates barriers to understanding, and to overcome barriers to establishing good relationships to enable care planning and collaborative working.
  • Be responsible for assuring individuals on caseload have a personalised plan of care that is formulated in a collaborative way and with agreed outcomes associated with current evidence.
  • Assess and devise care plans and deliver care in accordance with the most recent evidence-based guidance and research.
  • Assume the role as a lead professional/Care Co-ordinator for patients in their caseload.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of core interventions and Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP).
  • Ensure that patients on their caseload have up to date safety plans in place, completed in collaboration and shared where appropriate across the health community.
  • Participate in the process of clinical supervision, both as supervisor, where delegated and supervisee.
  • Provide therapies, within skill set that are appropriate to meet the specific needs of the individual based on their diagnosis, Life stage and abilities.
  • Promote health education in accordance with the trust making every contact count and based upon individuals holistic assessments.
  • The post holder will work in conjunction with current Trust Care Programme Approach processes, assuring that clinical systems are in place for individuals on their caseload.
  • The post holder will ensure that the physical health needs of individuals on their caseload are screened, monitored and appropriately responded to.
  • Plan and organise own activities, plan activity of nursing assistants and students where appropriate or where delegated to.
  • To contribute to the learning environment.
  • The post holder will ensure recordkeeping is adhered to in accordance with Trust policy, procedures and NMC guidelines
  • To engage appropriately with carers and ensuring carers assessments are completed in accordance with the Carers act 2014.
  • To support and advocate for individuals on caseload, for example providing reports and supporting evidence for individuals on the caseload, such as Social Circumstances reports.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide interventions to patients experiencing a wide variety of diagnoses.
  • Interventions provided will be within the practitioners sphere of competency and within their major skill set, the practitioner is expected to liaise with colleagues who may be more experienced within a particular field as and when required.
  • To ensure up to date knowledge and skills in the administration of intramuscular injections.
  • The post holder will utilise evidence-based practice and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to support a patients mental social and physical wellbeing in a community setting.
  • The post holder will support people who use the service with promoting effective change to positively impact individual outcomes.
  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that their mandatory and statutory training is up to date.
  • Plan and organise own daily activities in line with service and patient need.
  • Undertake audits and surveys necessary to own work and occasionally participate in clinical audit and research activity.

Person Specification Attainment/ Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oDegree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to work well as part of a team
  • oGood verbal and written communication skills
  • oGood planning, organising and decision- making skills
  • oComputer literate
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • oDemonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • oWorking knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • oEvidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • oCommitment to recovery and person-centered practice
  • oExperience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • oExperience of supervising staff and students
Values Essential
  • Respectful and build trust
  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Value & support other people

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