Registered Mental Health Nurse: Community Rehabilitation
The Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS), which is part of HPFTs wider Rehabilitation Services is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Nurse to join our award winning and well-established team as it takes part in an exciting service expansion.
The EROS team is instrumental in supporting service users with serious mental illness. They support service users to be independent through providing recovery focused interventions within Community Rehabilitation pathways. The service supports individuals to co-produce plans of care. They work with service users to build resilience and improve their wellbeing, tailoring interventions to meet their individual cultural and social needs.
The EROS team is a county-wide and therefore car driving and ability to drive distances across the county is essential unless you have a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) which prevents you from driving.
The service operates across 7 days on a rota basis. Overnight working is not required.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be a professional who is passionate about empowering people to live independently, engage with their local community, and promotes a positive attitude with every individual using the service. They will play a key part in developing the service.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Providing nursing assessment and treatment to service users
- Providing high quality, individualised interventions
- Managing a caseload of service users with complex Mental Health needs
- Contributing to the development and implementation of the Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service
- Providing leadership to junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
- Working with a range of professionals, service users and carers
- Implementing and promoting evidence based clinical processes and standards of practice
- Undertaking a range of comprehensive and evidence based clinical risk assessments and associated care plans that are relevant to the service user's care needs
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:
Our Trust values are:
Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.
These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!
Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?
Then please read on...
Job description Job responsibilities Job Summary:
The post holder will support the multi-disciplinary team and EROS Team Leader by providinginterventions for a specified service user group under the EROS team and will carry acaseload. The post holder, with the wider multi-disciplinary team, will be expected toparticipate in the assessment and treatment of service users to provide high quality,individualised interventions. They will contribute to the development and implementation ofthe Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service.The post holder will be expected to take a lead in Nursing Interventions within the Team anddeputise for the Team Leader as appropriate.The service will be available 7 days a week and staff will be expected to work at weekends.Overnight working is not required.All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter,Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity. Duties and Responsibilities:COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS
To actively fulfil the role of care coordinator for specified individuals, providing a holisticapproach to service user assessment, treatment, review, and management of packagesof care To ensure that the statutory requirements of the MHA 1983 (amended 2007) and MentalCapacity Act are observed and applied. To have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the service area. To have effective working relationships with other professionals within the RehabilitationService area, and with professionals in other relevant areas across the Trust, as well asother NHS providers and key stakeholders. To contribute towards effective management and utilisation of resources with servicearea To lead the team in the absence of Senior team members WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
To form effective working relationships with service users, other professionals, and colleagues within the team, SBU, Trust and external stakeholders. Develop and maintain links with various external agencies associated with the management of service users and their care package To treat colleagues and service users with respect at all times, creating a positive role model and team player. COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS
To act at all times to safeguard the integrity, confidentiality and availability of sensitive information relating to both service users and staff To demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills To maintain positive working relationships and communicate effectively, using a variety of methods, with members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), service users, carers and other agencies involved in the service users care To provide effective liaison/communication relating to service user care, actively participating in collaborative care planning and review meetings, as well as referral and admission to, and discharge from the EROS Team across in-patient services, community services and the Continuing Care & Placement Service, bringing to the Team Leaders attention any issues of concern regarding practice or workload. To ensure effective communications with relatives, visitors, voluntary organisations, and the general public, thus encouraging participation in Care delivery. To respond sensitively to the needs of relatives and carers, often in a highly emotive setting. To chair meetings effectively, when required To demonstrate de-escalation skills in managing aggression exhibited by service users To maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with service users To ensure effective and collaborative working with staff from other provider and commissioning organisations. To advise others as to the role and practices of the EROS team. CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITY
To comply with and promote the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and maintain current registration. In conjunction with carers and other MDT members, the post holder will lead in the nursing assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care for an identified group of service users To recognise and promote all aspects of equality and diversity whilst assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care. To carry out clinical nursing procedures/techniques whenever required in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Trust To remain updated on all relevant aspects of psychotropic medication To ensure the effective use of supervising and administering medication and monitoring therapeutic and adverse effects of prescribed medication as per Trust, EROS, and professional body codes of conduct, NMC Policies and guidelines; ensure stock medication is maintained as per policy. Other professionals will deliver and supervise medication as part of a care plan under the support and supervision of the nurses in the team and will attend training as required. To maintain client records, recovery focused and collaborative care plans and other documentation in line with Trust, EROS, and professional body policies To implement and promote evidence based clinical processes and standards of practice across the service area To undertake a range of comprehensive and evidence based clinical risk assessments and associated care plans that are relevant to the service users care needs. To comply with Risk Management policy and practice To review and communicate service users risk assessments and management care plans in accordance with Trust policy, ensuring meaningful service user, carers, and MDT involvement throughout the process To provide written reports as necessary for service user reviews, tribunals etc, in accordance with agreed record keeping standards To ensure that the administration and safe custody of drugs and medications are in accordance with Trust policy and procedure, and the NMC guidelines. To regularly assess and report on the side effects experienced by service users To actively participate in and seek clinical and professional development supervision and appraisal as defined by the operational policy and negotiated individual needs. To attend training to meet individual professional development and general service needs, as identified through supervision and yearly appraisal. Comply fully with Trust Policies and Procedures and the principles of Practice Governance LEADERSHIP AND STAFF MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
Plan and organise their diaries, prioritise duties, and coordinate the care of the service users for whom they are allocated. To lead and manage others and the nursing team, in the absence of senior staff/Team Leader, promoting commitment and motivation To demonstrate a willingness to positively engage in change management To act as a role model to the MDT, service users, carers, and staff To provide clinical supervision to junior nursing staff as per Trust policy In consultation with the Team Leader, to set and review performance objectives for support staff and other staff where appropriate. This will include supporting staff in their ongoing personal development To be a mentor or co-mentor to student nurses in the clinical area To provide a person centred/recovery-oriented approach integrated within the care planning approach, which optimises integration into community life. To assist the Team Leader in the effective day to day management of the team, including, e.g., Duty Rotas, time worked and annual leave, thus ensuring appropriate skill mix at all times. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
To assist the Team Leader in the effective use of budget and resources at all times To assist the Team Leader in the care and safe custody of service users monies and property in accordance with the Trusts standing financial arrangements. Comply with relevant Trust and Team financial policies and procedures SERVICE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT
To comply with the Trusts requirement in attending all relevant mandatory training To actively participate in quality and safety improvement initiatives To advise senior management on current issues and new developments with the service area field To develop and deliver in-service training for nursing staff working in the service area and business unit, in conjunction with members of the management team To participate in the training of student nurses, their assessments and placement evaluation in accordance with the NMC and university requirements To maintain evidence of continuing professional nurse development To actively participate in the role of practice supervisor for student nurses and other trainee professionals on placement with the team; to actively participate in teaching programmes for trainee professionals and team members Participate in the production of team/service activity reports, audits, and data collection To remain up to date concerning relevant clinical, social, and legal issues. To be aware of relevant research findings and assist the EROS service in the development of the team, incorporating evidence-based practice.
Person Specification Educational achievements, qualifications & training Essential
- RMN or DIP/BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
- Up-to-date Professional Registration
- At least 1 year of post registration experience
- Evidence of further development/training
- ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship
- ENB 812 / BSc (Hons)
- Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or similar training
Areas of Experience & Knowledge Essential
- Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
- Communication skills, - written, verbal and non-verbal IT
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