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Community Mental Health Nurse / Care Coordinator

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic band 6 community mental health nurse to join the Community Mental Health Care for Older People in City and Hackney. Please indicate 3 reasons why you should be considered for this post.

Act as a care co-coordinator within the CPA framework and provide a client-centered care to patients under the Care Act 2014 framework. He/She will manage a defined caseload of cases independently, providing comprehensive assessment and intervention, evidencing problem solvingand clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence-based practice.

You must have at least 18 months post-registration experience, which should include working in community mental health care for older people. Effective time management and caseload management skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and a commitment to the principles and practice of effective team working.

You would be joining a friendly and forward-thinking multi-disciplinary, integrated service which is committed to high standards of practice.

We will support you in developing your clinical and supervisory skills, and progress to developing management skills. We will also offer you the opportunity to participate in clinical governance activities and other policy and service developments. We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals, support in CPD and opportunities for career progression including AMHP training.

Main duties of the job

Purpose of the Job:

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, care andsupport to older people presenting with mental health issues and / or cognitive impairment within the borough of Tower Hamlets.

To conduct comprehensive and high quality holistic Health and Social Care (Care Act 2014) assessments.

To act as a care co-ordinator for a caseload of service users and develop, implement and review individualised recovery focused care and support plans and commissioned packages of care.

To conduct carers assessments and offer support and advice to carers and relatives.

To promote the needs of service users and offer and provide training and education accordingly.

To act as a duty officer in line with the service duty rota, responding to emergencies and processing referrals.

To assist the Senior Practitioners and the Operational Lead in the management of the service and deputise in their absence, where appropriate.

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

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Evidence of continual professional Development
  • Trained Adult Safeguarding Enquiry officer or willing to undertake Enquiry Officer training.
  • Higher Education qualificatio n in Mental Health Nursing AMHP or willing to undertake AMHP training
Experience Essential
  • Experience in a relevant field in Mental Health.
  • Experience of hospital or community caseload management.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community in a complex environment.
  • Experience of working with service user (and carers) affected by cognitive impairment
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and how the act is used in practice.
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how the act is used to support service users and carers / relatives
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Care Act 2014 and how the is Act
Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent time management skills

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