Community Nurse - Older People Mental Health

West London NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year plus HCAS
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community mental health nurse (Older People's Mental Health)

Community health services ( Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow)

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about working with over 70s residing in our socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations. This a new service with lots of opportunities for career development whilst working within supportive specialist multidisciplinary teams.

We encourage Band 5s who have completed their preceptorship and are eager for developmental opportunities to apply. We also welcome experienced Band 6 nurses

Our nurses will be responsible for a defined caseload of patients.

Main duties of the job

Specialist assessment of individuals and their families

Assessment and management of ongoing risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with service users and carers. Provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

Work as a core member of an MDT.

Act within the NMC Code of Conduct at all times.

Deliver care under the Care Programme Approach and work in partnership with individual service users and their families and carers to ensure the delivery of the care plan.

Administer and monitor medication, including depots, prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice, within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.

Broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role of Community Nurse is to work in partnership with service users and their carers in the Older People Community Mental Health Service with complex health presentations, developing their personalised care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Professionally qualified and registered Nurse wit current NMC registration in Mental Health / LD/ Adult Nursing.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Community Nursing qualification
  • Mentorship/teaching qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients and their carers with complex health and social care difficulties in the designated care group.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of managing a caseload.
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health difficulties.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with professionals.
  • Experience of conducting a range of clinical assessments including risk assessments.
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-
  • Previous experience of working with carers and independent / voluntary sectors.
  • Experience working with older adults in receipt of healthcare.
  • Lived experience of mental health difficulties/caring for an older adult with mental health difficulties
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services with an ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understands the principles of recovery / person centered care and their application to risk management, positive risk taking, and strengths orientated approaches to care delivery.
  • Have an excellent understanding of assessment and management of risk.
  • Have an understanding of the CPA process.
  • Have a good clinical understanding of the physiology and pharmacology in relation to older people's health.
  • Effective planning & organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Understanding of NICE guidance relevant to older people.
  • Have a good knowledge of service objectives
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust.
  • Can use constructive feedback and openly seeks to review and reflect on self, style and presentation.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • To demonstrate empathy and compassion towards the needs of individuals and their carers.
  • To treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to positively engage in problem solving and overcoming challenges to create to personal resilient and team resilience
  • Ability to remain calm in a crisis situation.
  • Leadership skills.

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