An exciting opportunity for the post of Community Mental Health Nurse has become available within North Hertfordshire Adult Community Mental Health Services, based at Centenary House in Hitchin.
Main duties of the job
In accordance with the systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust you will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload: including implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Care Plans within the CPA Framework; administering and/or supervision of administration of prescribed medication and liaising with other professionals including GPs and external agencies. You will also ensure full compliance with aftercare issues such as Social Care requirements.
The postholder will be required to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Code Of Practice and other relevant legislation.
Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.
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
The Community Mental Health Nurse will be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and will work in close co-operation with hospital based, primary care based professionals, other community agencies such as Housing, Probation, Police, Children Schools & Families and Voluntary Agencies.
The Community Mental Health Nurse will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload of people with complex mental health and or social care needs; and maintaining associated records. They will also act as mentor for student nurses as required.All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.
Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Essential
- RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
- ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
- At least 1 years post registration experience at Band 5 in a relevant mental health setting
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
- Working knowledge of MHA (1983), CPA, Risk Assessment and Section 25 etc.
- Effective multi-professional team communication & team working.
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care with supervision.
- Medication administration.
- Experience in working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
- Understanding of the National service framework.
- Understanding primary/secondary care interface.
- Successful change experiences.
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