Working within the Bolton Community Mental Health Services is an exciting and rewarding opportunity.
The teams have a supportive approach for staff with a range of resources available including regular supervision, both clinical and managerial, annual professional development reviews and regular learning opportunities from a range of professionals and training opportunities.
The teams are friendly, welcoming and the role allows professionals to work autonomously but also within a large MDT, which allows for flexibility in the role. Staff well-being is a priority in the Bolton Community Mental Health Services with access to a staff self-soothe room, bright, open-plan offices and pleasant break facilities for staff.
Main duties of the job
Bolton Community Mental Health Services are a committed integrated service that strives to provide quality recovery based support to people with severe and enduring mental health related difficulties in Bolton 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
The service calls upon a wide range of evidence based holistic assessments and interventions.
As a Community Psychiatric Nurse working in the service you will be required to undertake the role of Care Coordinator in line with CPA process, you will have a defined complex caseload which could consist of people who are on the Assertive Outreach pathway, and will be expected to work proactively and flexibly within a multi-disciplinary team model.
There is a requirement to provide clinical leadership and to assist in the organising, supporting, supervision and development of junior staff members.
You will also be expected to act as assessor/mentor for student nurses.
The post holder will play a key role in the further development of the service and in the implementation of its Clinical and Social Care Governance agenda.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400
members of staff, who deliver services from more than160
We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.
Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To assume the role of care coordinator for a complex caseload.
- To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- To have a theoretical and working knowledge of the Safeguarding Adults and Childrens framework, and to take the lead role when necessary.
- To undertake initial assessments of people referred into the service, linking in directly with the Team Leader and wider MDT.
- To develop, implement and evaluate holistic programmes of care, including the assessment of carers needs and assessments.
- To carry out clinical and therapeutic interventions, having regard to both legal requirements and Trust/National guidelines.
- To supervise, support and develop junior staff members and act as student assessor/mentor when required.
- To make a positive contribution to the development of mental health and social care services in Bolton.
- To maintain close links with other statutory and non-statutory professionals and agencies, and to be able to access resources from provider services, and to maintain good channels of communication.
- To undertake the role of care coordinator in accordance with the philosophy of the Care Programme Approach and associated Mental Health Act (1983) legislation and Care Act legislation.
- To participate in the office Duty System as required, and be able to respond to emergencies.
- To work with people who are on the Assertive Outreach care pathway; meaning that you will be expected to work outside normal hours of working.
- Act in accordance with practice placement standards for student nurses, liaising with link tutors from the University in the evaluation and validation of students.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Post registration experience
- Experience of mentoring and / or supervision
- Previous experience of working in the community
- Comprehensive knowledge of CPA, MHA and Capacity Act
- Further qualifications relevant to role
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