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Older peoples services single point of entry nurse

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rochdale
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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To provide single point of entry and first level gatekeeping into mental health services forolder people. To screen, triage and assess all referrals into the service and allocate to themost appropriate service to meet the needs of the service user.To undertake comprehensive assessments of the health and social care needs ofindividuals who are referred to the service in addition to comprehensive risk assessments.To coordinate assessment clinics and prioritise appointments.To provide assessment for individuals who present through the urgent care pathway withacute mental health needs. Following assessment to be responsible for identifyingappropriate management plans, follow up care, referrals and fast tracking of patients intospecialist services within the SPOE function.To provide brief crisis interventions, and follow up appointments for individuals to supportcrisis management and harm minimisation.

Main duties of the job

To triage all referrals that are made to the service as the single point of entry and firstlevel gatekeeper to mental health servicesTo make onward referral to the most appropriate service to meet the individual needs of the service user following triageTo carry out a thorough assessment of the service users' current mental health problems and individual needs, including a risk assessmentTo provide short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriateTo provide short term crisis management as appropriateTo identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligationsTo liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies

About us

To triage all referrals that are made to the service as the single point of entry and first level gatekeeper to mental health servicesTo make onward referral to the most appropriate service to meet the individual needs of the service user following triageTo carry out a thorough assessment of the service users' current mental health problems and individual needs, including a risk assessmentTo provide short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriateTo provide short term crisis management as appropriateTo identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protectionof Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligationsTo liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies

Job description Job responsibilities

To triage all referrals that are made to the service as the single point of entry and firstlevel gatekeeper to mental health services To make onward referral to the most appropriate service to meet the individual needs ofthe service user following triageAFC 18/03/19 JME-127-19 SPOE Practitioner CPN Band 6 To carry out a thorough assessment of the service users current mental healthproblems and individual needs, including a risk assessment To develop individualised packages of care for service users with mental healthproblems, including signposting where necessary To provide short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriate To provide short term crisis management as appropriate To identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protectionof Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligations To liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies toensure the best possible service is provided to service users and carers To evaluate systematically and record, outcomes of mental health assessments,adapting care on the basis of these outcomes To involve family and carers in the assessment and care planning with service usersconsent To provide education and appropriate self-help resources to patients specific toindividual needs To maintain accurate and up to date clinical documentation on all service user contacts,ensuring confidentiality at all times To develop a thorough understanding of deliberate self-harm, suicide and possiblemanagement strategies To possess a sound knowledge of issues surrounding violence and aggression and tobe able to diffuse potentially difficult and volatile situations To contribute to the establishment and review of policies, procedures and practiceguidelines relating to the work of the SPOE and the interface between primary,secondary and specialist mental health services To provide advice and information to non-mental health trained medical and nursingstaff regarding the management of patients with mental health problems To undertake evidence based practice To observe and practice within the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983To maintain professional awareness by keeping abreast of changing trends in clinical /professional practiceTo be aware of professional accountability, with due regard to your professional Code ofConductResearch and AuditTo ensure that PARIS records are efficiently maintained

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Completion of Preparation for Mentorship / Practice Teacher / Fieldwork Educator qualification or willingness to complete
  • Experience of working with individuals who present to mental health services in crisis and have symptoms of mental health illness
  • Understanding of current mental health legislation, Safe Guarding and child Protection Legislation
  • Comprehensive mental health and risk assessment skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Comprehensive IT skills
Essential and desirable Desirable
  • Further training in brief psychosocial interventions
  • Primary care mental health work experience
  • Experience of working with a psychological model of care
  • Skills in planning, delivery and evaluation of training
  • Skills in the area of audit or research


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