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Community Mental Health Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per aunum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the HHR EIP (Early Intervention in Psychosis) service for a Band 5 Community Nurse to join the service.

Are you a newly qualified nurse or currently looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment?

We are a supportive and friendly team and passionate about the service we deliver and in creating a great place to work.

EIP provide supportive regular supervisions and supports developmental opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To achieve successful completion of the Preceptorship Program (where required).

To work as part of a community team, working collaboratively and in partnership with local authority services and third sector agencies.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.

To act as lead professional or care coordinator as appropriate.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the EIP Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.

About us

Working for TEWV NHS Trust you can expect fantastic training & development opportunities with the strong links we have developed at our local universities'. Post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway in mental health practice, as well as clinical skills or leadership & management skills, that can lead onto more senior roles within the organisation, helping you to identify and build upon a career pathway. Future planning is supported by the Trust's Talent Management and Workforce Development Team, so we can continue to build upon our commitment of being well led and to deliver excellent care to our communities in either leadership & management or clinical practice modules.

Given we have learnt many things during the pandemic, technology and remote working have offered insight into new approaches on how we work and further discussion can be had about this upon appointment. To discuss this further, you should contact the Team Manager prior to interview to consider if the options are suitable for you and the service demands.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Job description Job responsibilities

As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for:-
  • your own caseload of around 15-20 service users
  • care co-ordination
  • delivering interventions in the community.
  • have a working knowledge of EIP national standards.

You will ensure that the service users needs are:-
  • identified and central to their CPA Well-being and Recovery plans
  • promoting social inclusion
  • independence and well-being

You will demonstrate:-
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • interpersonal and team working skills
  • be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • diphe or degree or social work qualification
Experience Essential
  • working with service users with experience mental health difficulties
  • community mental health experience
  • providing carers support
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical risk assessment and management and its application in practice
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (eg Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)

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