The post holder will participate in the running and the ongoing development of the Depot, Clozapine and Physical Health Check Clinics for the CMHT Oldham. Added to this will be the support of service users within secondary care services, providing physical health care monitoring and support, focusing on medication and its effects.The post holder will work with both Care Programme Approach and Non-CPA patients as per Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policy, completing relevant Care Documentation as required, particularly in preparation for transfer into Care Coordination.The post holder will ensure the highest standard of nursing care provided in accordance with the policies and procedures of Pennine Care NHS Trust.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work across hospital and community settings, promoting continuity of care and effective communication. You will participate in the on-going development of the service and in the education programmes of nursing students and other disciplines.The post holder must have a clinical knowledge of relevant medications and side effects, and have a keen interest in physical health and health promotion for SMI patients.The post holder must be able to work with the wider CMHT to provide health and care support for patients living in Oldham.
The Health Support Team participate in the running and the ongoing development of the Depot, Clozapine and Physical Health Check Clinics for the CMHT Oldham. Added to this will be the support of service users within secondary care services, providing physical health care monitoring and support, focusing on medication and its effects.
Job description Job responsibilities
To support and implement care that meets the mental, physical, spiritual, psychological and social needs of the patient, being sensitive to age, culture, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability.AFC 8/1/19 JME-659-18 Community Mental Health Nurse Band 6. To administer intramuscular injections, monitor the effect of medications, contraindications and side effects and be able to provide accurate information to patients and carers in a format they are able to understand, in accordance with SOP0031. To undertake Non-Medical Prescribing duties within agreed service protocols and guidelines, working closely with the medical staff, where appropriately trained. To work with patients within the CMHT as indicated, participating in the planning, delivery and evaluation of their individual programme of care, to address presenting health and wellbeing needs, in conjunction with any other relevant professionals. To complete relevant Care Documentation as required, particularly in preparation for transfer into Care Coordination. To support patients in engaging positively and actively with appropriate services and resources such as benefits, training, employment, housing and substance misuse services. To provide health promotion for service users in the Oldham CMHTs, understanding the relationship between mental health and physical health. To be able to enhance a patients overall wellbeing, and promote parity of esteem. To support care programmes, in consultation with the multi-disciplinary team. To support multi-disciplinary meetings and contribute to information sharing and clinical decisions regarding service users in the care of the CMHTs. To work within Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policy, professional and legal frameworks at all times. This requires risk assessment skills, awareness of local child and adult safeguarding protocols, relevant mental health legislation and the Care Programme Approach. To demonstrate an understanding of the psychosocial impact that mental illness can have on service users and their carers. To develop and understanding of and demonstrate skills in the process of supervision, both for personal benefit and in supporting junior staff and students. To develop mentorship skills, and to offer professional assessment and supervision to student nurses. To contribute to the provision of a safe clinical environment and promote the dignity of patients. To keep up to date with current trends in mental health care government policy and research based practice with particular relevance to this service user group. To have the ability to identify limitations and to be able to seek assistance and guidance from senior staff as necessary. To adopt a non-judgemental approach with patients based upon respect and dignity. To assist patients to develop skills for everyday living i.e. budgeting money, shopping, cooking, establishing or improving social networks, accessing local services etc. To ensure the safety, wellbeing and interests of patients, staff and visitors. To recognise and respond appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies.
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