An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join the Stamford Adult Community Mental Health Team.
We are a friendly, supportive and proactive team with a culture of high standards of care and any successful applicant will need to be committed to maintaining this. The team works closely with a wide range of internal and external partner's including GPs, social care, Neighbourhood Teams, Place Based Teams.
The successful candidate will act as care co-ordinator to a caseload of people with varying mental health presentations, ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.
You will have people on your caseload that require the administration of depot injections and some of which are prescribed Clozapine medication.
You will also work alongside carers, ensuring that their views are taken into consideration.
You will need to be organised, flexible and committed to delivering the highest possible care to our client group.
The MDT is made up of Medical, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Psychology colleagues and we highly regard one another's professional background and contribution to the care of our patients. We view supervision as fundamental to the functioning of the team both clinically and in terms of the wellbeing of our staff. We can provide professional supervision and CPD opportunities both profession specific and more generally.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the service catchment area whilst under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.
This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.
Job description Job responsibilities
To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.
To work flexibly across a 7-day-a-week service.
To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Mental Health Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.
To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.
To act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.
Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.
Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.
Provide OT specific assessment and interventions to individuals under the care of the Crisis Team.
To assess carers and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.
Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.
Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.
To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Community Mental Health Team and with external agencies.
To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.
To adhere to N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.
To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F. for Older People, N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E.
To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Community Mental Health Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.
To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.
To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Community Mental Health Team Co-ordinator.
Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the Community Team.
Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Registered Nurse: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
- Currently Registered Nurse
- ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
- Mentorship Module (degree level)
- Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
- Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both community/in-patient.
- Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
- Evidence of continuing professional development
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