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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Thank you for your interest in working for Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to recruit a passionate and enthusiastic Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Community Recovery Service in Walsall.

Our patient group consists of adults of working age with complex mental health needs. If you embrace the ethos of recovery and are keen to make a difference by helping people to live well in their communities we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a dynamic, supportive and diverse multi-disciplinary team. Your role will include working as a Care Co-Ordinator where you will have responsibility for managing a caseload of service users with mental health needs who have been referred to the team. As part of the role you also be involved in work on the CRS triage/duty system. You will also lead in the development and implementation of therapeutic interventions underpinned by the Care Programme Approach.

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, ideally with previous experience of working in community mental health services. The role will involve assessing and formulating individual intervention plans and outcome measures for adults with mental health problems and you will need to have up to date knowledge of NHS policies and practices in mental health.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and we are the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country. We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Ensure the care of patients is assessed and planned by self and other nurses according to the patients individual needs.
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary/agency, providing a nursing contribution to the teams functioning.
  • Participate in the duty system demonstrating skills of assessment and interpretation of complex arising issues.
  • To provide backup/support for Duty Worker as required.
  • Apply appropriate skills of prioritisation, decision making and in planning and implementing interventions taking account of clinical risk factors and personal safety.
  • Apply assessment, interpretation and judgement skills in assessing and managing clinical risks.
  • Manage a defined caseload fulfilling the role of care co-ordinator and controlling entry and discharge to and from the caseload.
  • In collaboration with service users develop and maintain packages of care formulated to meet their individual mental health needs.
  • Encourage service user and carer involvement in all aspects of assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • Undertake carers assessment where necessary.
  • Delegate, oversee and monitor care provided by support staff to ensure required standards are maintained and delivered.
  • Ensure care packages are regularly reviewed and evaluated under the Care Programme Approach framework.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary ward reviews.
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide holistic care related to service user choice.
  • Act as link-worker to GP surgeries to offer screening of referrals to the Community Mental Health Team.
  • Provide specialist information, education and advice within the primary care setting including information regarding resources within the local area.
  • Administration and monitoring of medication including dispensing medi-boxes to facilitate compliance and adherence to treatment.
  • Participate in the depot clinic
  • Provide treatment through deep intra-muscular injection for service users attending the depot clinic or requiring depot administration in their home following principles and guidance from the Royal Marsden Clinical Procedures Manual.
  • Use skills to measure, assess and monitor Service Users basic physical observations such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respirations, BM levels, urinalysis and body mass index.
  • Assess and monitor service users response to medication providing information and advice and taking action as necessary.
  • Recognise and respect the rights of the service user and the care provided.
  • Ensure the service meets the needs of the service user cultural/religious beliefs, recognising the personal preferences of the patients and identify any unmet needs.
  • Encourage service users to maintain personal contacts.
  • Compiles reports for various legal processes in relation to the MHA 1983.
  • To support Mental Health Act Assessments with the appropriate members of the Multi Disciplinary Team/General Practitioner.
  • Compiles and submits Social Service Panel Reports for service users requiring nursing/residential home placement.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN qualification

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