Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to work for a Trust who has been rated as Good for its care delivery by the CQC and who will be working towards an Outstanding rate within the next year?

Main duties of the job

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Essex Partnership University Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organization which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

We aim to deliver care to our community that is safe and seamless at the same time as offering a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

EPUT as a partner in the West Essex One Healthcare Partnership are committed to providing responsive, high quality care to the population of West Essex.

We are seeking to employ ambitious, motivated, forward thinking individuals to take active roles in our exciting new Urgent Community Response Service.

The service has been developed in partnership to provide a full multidisciplinary crisis response to individuals in their own home or care setting, to support the NHS longterm ambition of preventing all unnecessary hospital admissions and ensuring delivery of care by the right person, in the right place at the right time.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic, progressive team working across the West Essex geographical area in one of the three localities of Epping, Harlow or Uttlesford.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will work as a member of the Urgent Care Response Multi Disciplinary Team inproviding high quality, evidence-based, holistic care to patients in line with your NMCprofessional code of conduct and Trust policies. You will assess, plan, implement andevaluate packages of treatment and care based upon individual service user needs, underthe guidance of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner as per NICE guidance.The Urgent Care Response Team is a new service to provide a 2 hr response to patientswho are in a mental or physical health crisis, who without the 2 hr response are at risk ofbeing admitted to an inpatient ward inappropriately. The MDT will comprise of Mentalhealth nurses, Community nurses, Social care staff, Occupational Therapists andPhysiotherapists who will work collaboratively to ensure an out of hospital treatmentpathway is considered as an alternative to admission if clinically appropriate.As required by your manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day supervision andmanagement of lower banded staff within your professional group and team locality. This willinclude the management of these staff in line with agreed Trust HR processes.You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users,carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in deliveringservices; providing a 7-day a week service for 365 days a year working shifts whereappropriate and operationally required.In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with theTrust values and in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a health, social care or community setting
  • Experience of working with people with mental health conditions and vulnerable service users
  • Understanding of / and the ability to conduct assessments and review of care in line with the requirements of the mental health care clusters
  • Understanding and the ability to support the team to meet their key performance indicators and contractual targets
  • Experience in the performance management and supervision of lower banded staff
  • Excellent IT skills i.e. Word / Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience of using an electronic information system
  • Experience of and participation in audit and research
  • Knowledge and understanding of health legislation, principles of CPA and Care Management, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act 1983 and safeguarding, the NHS Constitution, and risk assessment / management
  • Knowledge of current best practice and models within nursing practice in mental health
  • The ability to devise comprehensive care plans that incorporate effective, individualised and evidenced based therapy interventions
  • Understanding of the nature of mental health conditions and how they can affect people's day to day life and impact upon recovery
  • Commitment to ongoing learning through CPD for self and others within operational area
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Proven experience of working in a health, social care or community setting as part of a multi- disciplinary team
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Proven experience of working with people with mental health conditions and vulnerable service users
  • Proven experience of conducting and contributing to ongoing assessments
  • Ability to conduct risk assessments of the individual in the service user environment
  • Proven experience of medicines management in line with NMC Standards and Trust policies and procedures
  • Experience in providing psycho- social interventions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the recovery principles
  • Ability to manage and coordinate mulit-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business / handover
  • Ability to work with Clinical Manager in the development and implementation of operational / Trust policies
  • Deliver training to colleagues and lower banded staff
  • Ability to critically analyse and review research findings and reports
  • Assess and treat own caseload of service users in accordance with Trust clinical pathways
  • Undertake physical health checks of services users and act on the findings appropriately
  • Undertake a range of clinical duties e.g. providing practical support and guidance to service users
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Trust Core Values
  • Understand the need for compassion in working with colleagues, servicer users and families
  • Support families and carers within the boundaries of their role and NMC professional code of conduct
  • Capable of working under pressure and meet deadlines where required
  • Act as key worker to a group of service users
  • Take on the role of lead practitioner
  • Self-motivated with a desire to contribute to the ongoing service development
  • Participate in service reviews and research
  • Able to demonstrate a level of flexibility, innovation and creativity in the working environment
  • Ability to engage and motivate people
  • Experience in risk assessment of service user activity
  • Plan and prioritise own and team workload as required
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as a senior practitioner in the multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, facilitate and support group work i.e. anger management, psycho education and hearing voices
  • Mentorship and supervision of lower banded staff
  • Promoting concordance with medication and treatment regimes in line with NMC regulations and Trust policy
  • Requirement to undertake carers assessments
  • Undertake, supervise and sign off nursing needs assessments
  • Lead and facilitate group work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, telephone manner including liaison with outside agencies
  • Record all service user related information on Trust electronic records system
  • Lead/chair professionals meetings and reviews
  • Ability to report back at professional meetings / reviews on an individual / groups performance
  • Produce reports for managers appeal / renewal hearings and mental health review tribunals
  • Supervise the work of nursing students and support workers
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Ability to adapt to change when required
  • Carry out / contribute to SI and other Trust investigations as required
  • Able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches
Application Essential
  • Registration Mental Health Nurse RMN Part 3
  • Mentorship preparation
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Meet the requirements for revalidation as set out by the NMC
  • High standard of education
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Post graduate qualification or commitment to work towards this
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification

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