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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year £31,365 - £37,890 per annum + High Cost
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and motivated individuals to join the West Home First Team as Band 6 Senior Community Nurses. The posts are based at the Derwent Centre in Harlow and covers a geographic area to include Harlow, Epping, Loughton and part of Uttlesford.

The Home First Team provides intensive home treatment to mental health clients in the community and also provides a gatekeeping service to adult mental health admissions. The team facilitates comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessments, identifies individualised care pathway needs and when identified as required provides onward referral to acute and specialist services, working closely with all services involved. This is a varied role which provides a high quality community and urgent service to the local population.

You will provide high quality, evidence based holistic nursing care to service users in line with your NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Trust policies and NICE guidelines.

This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in supporting acutely ill clients in their homes. You will be working collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services providing a 7 day a week service for 365 days a year working shifts where appropriate and operationally required.

Main duties of the job

ROLE SUMMARYYou will work as a member of the nursing team in providing high quality, evidencebased, holistic assessments and nursing care to patients in line with your NMC professional code of conduct and Trust policies.You will contact patients following referral, conduct urgent and routine assessments, develop and agree collaborative care plans, and deliver a range of brief interventions based upon individual service user needs.

Assessments and interventions can take place in patient's homes, team bases, hospital and other community settings.

As required by your manager, you will have responsibility for the day to dayallocation of the team, supervision and management of lower banded staff within your professional group and team locality. This will include 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 delivering services; providing a service 8am - 9pm, 7 days a week, for 365 days a year, working shifts where appropriate and operationally required.

Compassionate Empowering Open In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

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;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • 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

Core Clinical Function Provide and oversee the management and care of service users Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage themaintenance of accurate and timely documentation / records on all serviceusers in line with your professional code of conduct and Trust policy Oversee the conduct / contribute to the assessment process, as well as the observation and ongoing assessment, providing accurate and timely feedback Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in theservice users environment Attend multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business Report and document incidents as required Conduct and oversee physical health care checks and act upon the findings Act as a care coordinator / and or key worker Lead, facilitate and support group work such as relaxation, health promotion,hearing voices, anger management, psycho education etc. Responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in linewith Trust policy includingo Safe transportation and storage of medicines, checking receipt, storageof medicines in medicine cupboardo Provide education around the medication prescribed, side effects,actions and aids to compliance. Provide education and support to develop service users understanding ofmental illness and training packages for staff Provide psycho-social intervention, education and support to develop serviceusers understanding of mental illness with aim to prevent relapse andadmission and training packages for staff Provide practical support, guidance and education for service users, carers Undertake carers assessment in line with the Trusts key performanceindicators Undertake, supervise and sign-off nursing needs assessments and wherenecessary contribute to Self Directed Support assessmentsCompassionate Empowering Open Be competent in use of relevant screening and assessment tools andsupervise lower banded staff to undertake this function. Provide comprehensive assessment, care planning, treatment and review of care in line with the requirements of the Mental Health Care Clusters Provide formulation, delivery and review of individualised evidence based care / care packages according to NICE guidance including non-medicationstrategies Lead in the continuing development of a high quality service that isunderpinned by evidence based practice, care pathways / packages andNICE and DH Guidance Identify, assess and manage clinical and non-clinical risks/hazards in yourarea through the completion of the relevant risk assessments Implement the risk treatment plans for inclusion in the local and Trusts risk registers through the Risk Management department Participate in audit and research Undertake physical health checks of services users and act on the findings appropriately

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Professional Qualification (RMN)
Experience Essential
  • Post-qualifying experience

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