Community Mental Health Nurse- Band 5 to Band 6 Development Post

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year p.a inc HCAS
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an ambitious band 5 Nurse looking to become a band 6? If so, please apply for this exciting development post.

Are you looking to work in a team that allows you tofeel empowered andproud to be a Nurse?To work in an environment that will allow you todevelop and flourish as a practitioner?Then the North and South Kensington Community Mental Health Hubs atPall Mall and Nightingale Place might just have what you're looking for.

Our North and South hubs are looking for both to deliver high quality, evidence-based nursing interventions to our patients in the highly diverse areas of Kensington and Chelsea. In return we will offer you CNWLs highly regarded training and development pathway to develop you into a more highly skilled practitioner.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Nurse you will be the linked worker for a caseload of patients offering assessments and interventions to promote recovery.

In return our North and South hubs can offer you;
  • Flexible Working- opportunities around condensed hours, working from home/ hybrid working and flexible hours to provide a healthy work-life balance
  • On-siteshadowing opportunitiesfor you with our HTT, CMHT, Psych Liaison servicesto allow you to build relations and broaden your horizons
  • Enhanced supervision and career mapping to ensure continuous professional development, supporting you to explore opportunities such as Advanced Clinical Practitioner role and Nurse Prescribing
  • Training opportunities including CBT, DBT, Family Interventions, venepuncture, ECG interpretation and many more!
  • Hidden Gem, annual award ceremonies andaward-winning Staff Networksthat have thousands of members and exciting events.
  • Excellentstaff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.

About us

Why work with our teams
  • In this development post, you will be provided additional supervision and support as well as community specific training.
  • An opportunity to work with a close-knit team who look out for one-another and promote wellbeing in the workplace through their social team lunches, catch-up Friday and regular social events.
  • You will be working in a team that prides itself on promoting innovation and working to the highest standards of clinical care as evidenced by the services ongoing Quality Improvement Projects
  • Commitment from the team todevelop you as a practitionerby offering coaching, supervision development, reflective practice and in-house development sessions
  • Both hubs are located in exciting and vibrant areas of London; with the North Hub situated near the culturally diverse Portobello Road and the South Hub based by the Kings Road and many of London's exciting museums
  • All patients that come under the two sites are within walking distance of each site so as well as loving your job you will also achieve your daily step goals! And as a Trust we love to promote wellbeing!
  • Want to know more about us and what we do please click the link below

Community Mental Health Hubs | Community Living Well

Job description Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Please state clearly in your application which hub(s) and which role(s) you wish to be considered for

  • To provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, evidence-based assessments to establish eligibility for health and social care services and consult/refer to other services when appropriate.To key work an allocated caseload of service users with complex mental health, incorporating the following:
  • To provide all service users with an adult mental health assessment encompassing health and social care needs in line with national and local policy; the Care Act 2014 and Section 117; and anyother relevant
  • To undertake continuous Risk Assessment and Risk Management.
  • To formulate, monitor and review service user care plans.
  • To provide direct therapeutic care to users in their own home or other community settings, using evidence-based nursing skills and psychosocial interventions.
  • To co-ordinate and manage all aspects of care, including overseeing work carried out by statutory and non-statutory agencies. To offer supervision, training, and guidance to external agencies andinternal junior staff members as required.
  • To identify cultural, spiritual and communication needs of users within a diverse community and ensure that these needs are addressed in the care plan.
  • To co-ordinate a multidisciplinary response to crisis situations.
  • To ensure regular reviews of the care plan and ongoing monitoring of all aspects of treatment andservices provision.
  • To provide evidence-based medication management in line with NMC guidelines and Trust Policy and to develop user centred medication concordance.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care provided to users, in collaboration with users, carers, GPs and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To identify carers and to offer statutory Carers Assessments and Care Plans. To review Carers Care Plans in line with policy and statutory requirements.
  • To screen for Vocational Needs and refer on for full Vocational Needs Assessment where appropriate.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies (e.g. Housing, Benefits, Social Services, etc). Tofacilitate appointeeship, benefit claims and other financial and housing support.
  • To identify substance misuse Issues and work within a Dual Diagnosis model when required.
  • To participate in the running of the clozapine; depot and physical health clinic
  • To provide comprehensive review of placements and services commissioned by Royal Borough ofKensington and Chelsea for adults with SMI, in line with the Care Act and Section 117.
  • To identify Adult Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and to implement procedures as required.
  • To prepare and present Social Circumstances reports for service users in accordance with statutory Mental Health Act procedures.
  • To work as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Community Mental Health Duty System as required and to provide assessment and respond to mental health and social emergencies.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current Professional Qualification in mental health nursing
  • Registration must be live with professional body NMC
  • Evidence of post registration training and CPD.
  • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Thorn Family Therapy/Work training; Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse
Experience Essential
  • Significant years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary mental health team with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Work with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems who are homeless/rootless
  • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Supervision of students and junior staff.
  • Audit and research;
  • Teaching; Working with people who use substances
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
  • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
  • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
  • Basic counselling and group work skills.
  • Dual diagnosis/substance misuse

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