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Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Development Post

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Band 5 registered mental health nurse to provide a specialist service for older people with mental health problems and their carers. This posts will require an experienced band 5 RMN to work across the MHSOP directorate community services and will be expected to achieve a set of competencies over a period of 18 month progressing to a substantive Band 6 CPN. The successful candidate will spend time working across the Community Mental Health Team and the Intensive Home Treatment teams located in South Nottinghamshire and the City area.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside other members of the MDT to deliver a comprehensive person focused service. You will work under the supervision of a Band 6 CPN and be responsible for the management of a defined caseload, to act as care co-ordinator and provide specialist mental health assessment, risk assessments and care planning for individuals with mental health conditions living in the community/residential care. You will also be responsible for providing education, advice and liaison to clients, carer's and other services.
  • 1st level Mental Health Nurse (RMN; Diploma in Mental Health Nursing; BSc in Mental Health Nursing)
  • Current NMC registration
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • Applicants must display a positive attitude to working with the older adult population and be committed to caring for older adults in their own home or alternative community setting.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking for a CPN who can:

Assess, plan and implement, promote and evaluate safe, creative, effective treatment plans in collaboration with patients diverse needs, their carers and other professionals.

Provide Interventions which will be evidence based and designed to reduce stress, anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical record and maintain custody of healthcare records.

Responsible for the safe monitoring, management and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.

To obtain and interpret physical healthcare observations

In return - we will value your skills, experience and commitment whilst encouraging you to develop further. You will be encouraged to receive regular clinical and managerial supervision, performance appraisal and extend your skill sets for the benefit of patients.

We are a supportive, caring and encouraging team who want all staff to succeed and feel valued. We will use your energy and ideas to inform, improve and develop best practice.

Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding

  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills

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