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Community Mental Health Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Chalton, Woolwich
£29,553 to £36,265 a year pa inc.
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Mental Health nurses to join our community mental health team in Greenwich ICMP. As a registered nurse you will be responsible for promoting and delivering evidence-based care and interventions to service users and their families in their own homes and community settings.

Please see Job description for full details.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse working in a community setting you will work under the supervision of a Registered Mental Health Professional to promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users with mental health conditions in their own homes and within a variety of accommodation settings. Specific interventions and duties will vary according to the team and will be explained during induction.

Core duties include:

1 Medication management including , depot administration
  • Promoting Recovery
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Safeguarding and Duty of Candour

  • About us

    Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

    Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
    • We're Kind
    • We're Fair
    • We Listen
    • We Care

    Please note that Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a probationary period. Further details are available on request.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    1: Medication Management Administering and monitoring the side effects of medication accordingto NMC professional standards. Having knowledge of medication used in a community setting and sideeffects. Giving medication including IMI to the right patient, right medication,right dose, right route, and right time and giving the right education topatients. Ordering and appropriately storing medication in a community setting

    2: Promoting Recovery Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum levelof responsibility for their individual programme of care and with theirconsent, where appropriate, seeking the cooperation of friends,relatives and carers following recovery principles and approaches. Supporting service users to adopt recovery strategies that promotetheir wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, independence and self-care.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management Reporting any incident or Serious Untoward Incidents that may takeplace in a community setting and provide reports and accurate recordsrelating to the incident. Working safely to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, andclinical equipment in a community setting; and reporting of all incidentsfollowing Trust Policy. Recognising and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicideprevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, inline with Trust policies and training guidelines. Understanding and working within the boundaries of the Lone WorkingPolicy and awareness of Personal Safety in a community setting,including clear and updated communication with colleagues. Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocolsspecific to the local community setting.
  • Safeguarding and Duty of Candour Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in acommunity setting; recognising, reporting and investigatingsafeguarding issues and raising safeguarding alerts if you suspect thata service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse. Understanding and implementing Duty of Candour with regard to theparticular issues in a community setting.
  • Infection Control Understanding and implementing infection control measures in acommunity setting.
  • Communication and Collaboration Preparing and providing reports on information and statistics asrequired relating to case load, regularity of visits and details of contactwith clients and families. Communicating/liaising effectively with relevant agencies to ensure thatan integrated programme of care is provided throughout. Advising families on prevention of illness and accidents in a communitysetting within own level of competency. Liaising with other Health Care Professionals, Statutory and /orVoluntary Agencies to address the needs of service user. Working closely with relevant professionals identifying health needs ofthe practice population and support the development of services inresponse to those needs. Participating in team, locality and Trust initiatives as required andpromoting the strategic aims and objectives of the service, Nursingstrategy and other relevant quality improvement initiatives in thecommunity. Actively contributing to clinical or governance reviews of the teamsactivity and the monitoring of performance in line with trust directivesand audit programmes in the community. Documenting according to Trust policy, write in plain language,avoiding jargon and use of acronyms.
  • Legislation Demonstrating awareness and understanding of relevant and up-todateMental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings;ensuring adherence to legislation at all times. Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act,Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation ofLiberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community TreatmentOrders.
  • Understanding of the admission and discharge procedure Completing referral forms as necessary

  • Networking/liaising across the teams such as Transition of clients fromCAMHS into Working Age Adult team or from WAA to Older adult.

    .10. Administration and Leadership Ensuring IT literacy skills are appropriate to the service requirements tomaintain electronic patients records, write reports and letters in acommunity setting. Engaging in practice reflection through the utilization of clinicalsupervision and reflective practice groups, and to contribute to thedelivery of clinical supervision to junior staff where appropriate. Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical) and ifunable to then reasonable adjustments may need to be made either toyour role or place of work to ensure safety of self, staff and patients.

    Person Specification Essential Essential
    • Registered mental health Nurse
    • Evidence of medication competencies
    • Practice as registered mental nurse
    • At least one year post qualification

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