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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Kingswood Civic Centre

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Kingswood
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse Later Life Community Mental Health Team

Would you like an opportunity to join an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive team working with adults in later life, with functional or organic illness?You will be joining an establishedand supportive team who are passionate about providing an excellent standard of care and support to service users and their carers. Posts in this team do not come up very oftenand you benefit from the skills and knowledge of highly experienced colleagues to support you in this new role.

This is an ideal development opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse wishing to progress their career, or for an existing Band 6 wanting toexpand on their current experience, with a new area of work.

You will becommitted toworking with older adults and their carers and to multi-disciplinary and multi agency working.In return we can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills andknowledge inassessment and care co-ordination. You will have the opportunity to develop CBT based skills for working with services users with Bi-polar and Psychosis, and Structure Clinical Management. You will have the opportunity to work closely with other Later Life services including Care Home Liaison and the Memory Service , and the South Glos Intensive Support Team.

Main duties of the job

The post involves taking responsibility for co-ordination of the care in the community of an allocated caseload of service users who have been referred to secondary mental health services. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with service users and their carers to assess risk, develop risk management plans, and provide evidence based therapeutic interventions

The post holder will be responsible for the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and well being needs, acting as care coordinator for a defined group of service users. The role will also require undertaking and delivering specific health interventions.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust): a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice1. Undertake quality comprehensive mental health and social care needs assessment, including risk assessment for service users.2. Be responsible for a specific caseload of service users and acting as care co-ordinator.3. Establish with the service user and carer (where appropriate) an agreed care plan, which includes evidence based interventions to address assessed needs, how outcomes will be measured and agreed timescale for input. To arrange such services as are appropriate to the care plan using the care management process.4. Regularly evaluate the care plan with the service user and alter as required.5. Use the principles and processes with the agreed CPA policy and to act as care coordinator when appropriate.6. Undertake specialist assessments, eg Continuing Health Care and Cognitive testing as required.

Record Keeping & Administration1. Keep contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records in accordance with Trust policy, professional guidelines and local team procedures.2. Collect and input information and appropriate statistics for providing overall information about clinical activity.3. Use time effectively and make appropriate use of resources.4. Attend business meetings and participate in clinical discussion, presenting complex cases when appropriate.

Clinical Liaison1. Provide effective communication both within AWP and with Primary Care, Social Services and a range of other voluntary and statutory organisations.2. Sensitively and appropriately communicate with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.3. Operate within the Multi Agency Policy on Safeguarding Adults and participate in the investigation process as appropriate.

Continuing Professional Development and Practice1. Maintain and develop professional knowledge skills and expertise, to ensure that practice reflects best practice and remain current and evidence based.2. Act in accordance within the guidelines from the NMC.3. Work to the policies and procedures of the Trust.4. Ensure knowledge of and work to any local team policies and procedures.5. Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues and act in accordance with NMC guidelines. 6. Take responsibility for post-registration education and practice requirements for continued professional development needs.7. Ensure the provision and fully participate in the clinical and management supervision and appraisal process.8. Actively participate in the Trust's policy of appraisal and staff development9. Maintain up to date knowledge and skills of appropriate IT systems.

Teaching, Education and Audit1. Contribute to the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre and post registeredstudents and new team members and act as a mentor for nursing students2. Provide formal feedback from training sessions attended.3. Identify, initiate and support the development of improvements in the service, including clinical audit.

Management1. Provide supervision for other staff members both qualified and unqualified as required by the Team Manager/Senior Practitioner.2. Lead on agreed service development initiatives or represent the team.

Person Specification Education and qualification/Experience and Knowledge/Skills and abilities Essential
  • Diploma/Degree level and qualification eg RMN
  • Current relevant registration with the NMC
Desirable
  • Relevant post registration qualification such as Thorn, Non medical prescribing, CBT
  • Experience in a wide range of settings


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