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Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum Inc HCA
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Nurse

North East Mental Health Team (PCN 2) and Stratford Mental Health Team (PCN 4) which are part of the Community Integrated Mental Health Service are each looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic RMN who will work well within our MDT(Two CPNs requred). You will need to be skillful in assessing patients who may be presenting to mental health services for the first time with good biopsychosocial assessment skills.

Overall Purpose of the job:

To provide a consistently high standard of mental health care to people in Newham; to assess patients based on sound theory, principles and practice within a nursing context.

- To liaise with other care providers in Newham in order to facilitate a comprehensive service for individual service users.

- To promote and maintain a specific focus and interest in the care of people with mental health needs.

- To liaise and work closely with the teams attached ward in order to promote a seamless service between community and in-patient services.

Full Job Description and Person Spec can be found in the attached document.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake regular liaison with all practices signed up to the PCNs Service. The post holder will identify a list of shared care patients and lead the meetings focussing on service specifications.

The post holder will work with the respective Consultant psychiatrist and Operation Team Lead to standardise the psychiatric intervention clinics provided to GP practices.

The post holder will provide regular written reports which will include analysis of complex data including referral patterns to CIMHS manager.

The post holder together with their clinical lead will support the GP practice in accessing a wider range of Mental Health Services.

The post holder will provide specialist advice, consultation and clinical supervision to allocated staff working in primary care.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Recognised mental health qualification in nursing.
  • Current Professional Registration
  • Evidence of continual professional development and revalidation of practice
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a community psychiatric nurse.
  • Experience in working with diverse agencies in a complex environment
  • At least one year's experience of working as a Community Mental Health Nurse in a community setting
  • experience of working as a RMN in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of completing full psycho-social assessments and writing reports.
  • Previous experience of acting as a Primary Care Link Worker
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing about a range of complex issues
  • Ability to provide structured and focused consultation to GPs
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and to work proactively under supervision
  • Ability to use current IT systems for data entry and analysis
  • Ability to assess people who may have serious mental health problems and to advise other colleagues on treatment options
  • Ability to assist and support patients to comply with their treatment plans.
  • Ability to develop supportive and trusting professional relationships with patients with mental health problems.
  • Ability to work in a flexible way across a range of different venues.
  • To work effectively as part of a Team and facilitate productive working relationships
  • To use supervision positively and effectively.
  • To liaise effectively with other agencies, statutory and non-statutory
  • Up to date knowledge of NICE guidance relating to Serious and common Mental Illnesses.
  • Understanding of the key themes of Clinical governance and evidence based practice

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