Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bexleyheath
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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Community Mental Health Nurse Band 6

Intensive Home Treatment Team Older Adults

Bexleyheath Centre

12 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

This is an exciting opportunity to work with older people who are in crisis and need intensive support at home as an alternative to hospital admission.

The post is suitable for a Registered mental health Nurse with recent experience in an acute adult inpatient, crisis or community mental health setting. You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment and must be able to work effectively under pressure. You will have a sound knowledge of mental health problems and therapeutic interventions, plus competent in mental health assessment. You will be creative and innovative in your approach and will work collaboratively with patients and their carers in the formulation of care and crisis plans. Your communication skills will be well developed, and you will be able to effectively liaise with other mental health teams, the local authority and emergency services.

Main duties of the job

Work as an effective professional in the multidisciplinary intensive home treatment services for older people. Be a part of the Gatekeeping process within the team

Hold responsibilities for a caseload of services users and their carers.

Deliver high quality health and social care within the Care Programme Approach framework.

Responsibility for assessing individual care needs and the planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans, in line with Oxleas Foundation Trust CPA Policy.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities
Overview of the Post

Work as an effective professional in the multidisciplinary intensive home treatment services for older people. Be a part of the Gatekeeping process within the team

Hold responsibilities for a caseload of services users and their carers.

Deliver high quality health and social care within the Care Programme Approach framework.

Responsibility for assessing individual care needs and the planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans, in line with Oxleas Foundation Trust CPA Policy.

Clinical

Actively engage with service users and their carers in the provision of holistic, needs-led care, which takes account of the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals.

Undertake comprehensive assessments on patients, to see if they meet criteria for IHTT

Demonstrate good risk assessment and management skills with patients, both clinically and environmentally

To be responsible for the inclusion of social care services in the care plan and for ensuring that services are purchased in line with assessed need, agreed eligibility criteria and agreed procedures.

Have an understanding of the needs and rights of carers and undertake Carers Assessments with a view to offering supportive services.

To maintain accurate RIO records, including core and risk assessments, care plans, progress notes and contacts as required.

Have a good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2007. Undertake mental capacity assessments and have an understanding of their responsibilities under both Acts.

Demonstrate an understanding of Safeguarding Adults Policy and procedures.

Ensure that service users and their carers are up to date in their knowledge including having a copy of their care plan, information about treatment and the role of the care co-ordinator.

Person Specification Good understanding of risk management Essential
  • Previous work experience
Desirable
  • Car driver


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