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Senior Staff Nurse - RGN Adult (Community MH)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata P/T)
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
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Are you an ambitious band 6? If so, please apply for this exciting new post which bridges the gap between physical and mental health. Are you wanting to develop skills and knowledge in a mental health setting?

The post is initially funded for 12 months with the view of making the post permanent.

Are you looking to work in a team that allows you tofeel empowered andproud to be a Nurse?To work in an environment that will allow you todevelop and flourish as a practitioner?Then theNorth Kensington Community Mental Health Hub might just have what you're looking for.

The Hub is looking to deliver high quality, evidence-based nursing interventions to our patients in the highly diverse areas of Kensington and Chelsea. In return we will offer you CNWLs highly regarded training and development to develop you into a more highly skilled practitioner.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multidisciplinary team and to undertake or provide assessments, time-limited interventions, treatment, individually tailored care plans and to manage a defined caseload.

To work with adults of working age, who have acute or severe and enduring mental illness or who otherwise require intervention or input from our service.

To utilise your specialist nursing skills to help improve the health inequalities of our caseload population especially around physical health needs.

To work in a therapeutic, client-centred way and use a range of evidence-based interventions to help promote recovery through individual or joint working with other professionals. To provide a high standard of nursing practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

To work in close liaison with GP surgeries and acute Trusts aligned to the hub to provide a seamless service for patients of those surgeries and the local population. To also develop close working relationships with local community organisations to help reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes.

About us

Why work with our teams
  • You will be provided specialist supervisionand support as well ascommunity specific training.
  • An opportunity to work with aclose-knit team who look out for one-anotherand promote wellbeing in the workplace through theirsocial team lunches,catch-up Fridayandregular social events.
  • You will be working in a team thatprides itself on promoting innovationand working to the highest standards of clinical care as evidenced by the services ongoingQuality Improvement Projects
  • Commitment from the team todevelop you as a practitionerby offeringcoaching,supervision development,reflective practiceandin-house developmentsessions
  • The Hubs is located in an exciting and vibrant areas of London; with the North Hub situated close to Portobello Road.
  • Want to know more about us and what we do please click the link below

Community Mental Health Hubs | Community Living Well

Job description Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities, please see attached document

  • To assess service users physical health status and needs.
  • To assess other needs around their health and wellbeing.
  • To undertake and input into risk assessments jointly with the MDT and develop robust risk management plans, according to Trust policy.
  • To ensure development of robust physical health care plans and delivery of care plans in partnership with multi-disciplinary colleagues and a range of health and social care agencies, within the DIALOG+ framework.
  • To identify where best those needs can be met and facilitate signposting, onward referral or rapid access to relevant professionals and services and/or to provide support/advice to the referring GP on effective management.
  • To work with the MDT in identifying health and social care needs including special accommodation needs, finances, support in accessing education, training or employment and the need for additional care in the home (in compliance with the Care Act 2014).
  • To provide a range of appropriate short and longer term, evidence based, physical health interventions for clients with more complex and severe, enduring mental illnesses (SMI).
  • To safely administer and store medication as needed in the community and ensure that relevant Pharmacy guidelines and policies are adhered to.
  • To monitor treatment, support concordance and ensure prompt action is taken to alleviate unwanted effects of prescribed medication.
  • To help clients gain fair and equal access to services, through choice and social inclusion and being sensitive to age, culture, ethnicity and gender, sexuality and disability.
  • To ensure CNWL Child Protection Guidelines and Safeguarding Children and Adult procedures are fully understood by self and others. To ensure the safety needs of children and adults are met at all times and take appropriate action when a child or adult is felt to be at risk or in need.
  • To provide access to, and ongoing health promotion regarding illness, disability and health to service users and families.
  • To provide interventions and to work with other disciplines/agencies/teams in the care of service users experiencing co-morbid needs.
  • To engage the service user and their family in relapse prevention in their health and wellbeing and crisis planning, provide, and coordinate interventions that maximise the service users ability to resolve crises, remain at home and avoid the need for hospitalisation.
  • To support the service user, family and wider support network in self-management strategies for long term physical health needs and provide training, education and advice as required.
  • To deliver a flexible and responsive service through working practices that are dictated by service user/carer need and contribute to the provision of service continuity including outside normal working hours when necessary.
  • To act as a contact point and provide a link/liaison role to GP practices with regard to patients with more complex mental health problems and/or co-morbidities
  • To prioritise time and workload, in a flexible manner to meet community caseload responsibilities, participate in meetings and effectively develop personal skills knowledge and experience through supervision and training.
  • To ensure delivery of care plans in partnership with multi-disciplinary colleagues and a range of health and social care agencies.
  • To ensure that the principles of personalisation and individualised choice are inherent in the assessment and care planning process, including maximising service users access to direct payments and personal budgets.
  • To have update knowledge of Continuing Health Care (CHC) and advocate for service users needs.
  • To support the safe step down of patients not currently requiring mental health services, with a focus on enabling GP practices to provide effective, continuing care and to ensure access to support in terms wider social and social inclusion/self-management needs.

  • Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
    • Current Professional Qualification, RGN. Registration must be live with professional body NMC
    • Evidence of post registration training and CPD.
    • Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse
    • Post qualification training in relevant mental health therapeutic skills.
    Experience Essential
    • Post-registration experience
    • Experience of working in adult mental health community team.
    • Personal experience of using mental health services
    • Experience in audit / research projects.
    Skills and knowledge Essential
    • Clear concept of Nursing
    • Independently able to administer medication in the community and monitor
    • Good communication skills written, verbal, listening and use of up to date systems of communication i.e. IT systems, e-mail, telephone etc.
    • Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of an MDT.
    • Ability to prioritise workload and use initiative.
    • Able to work creatively to engage patients.
    • Timely reporting and record keeping
    • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person.
    • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
    • To determine the impact of mental and physical conditions on service user's functional ability and undertake assessment/make recommendations with regards to the provision of equipment/aids and adaptations.
    • Good awareness of the principles of safeguarding and how to implement this in practice
    • Good awareness of care planning and having the service user at the centre
    • Individual/group work skills
    • High level of personal motivation.
    • Ability to work in a team setting i.e. collaborating/facilitating/directing and understanding diversity.
    • Ability to encourage patient participation and ensure a high delivery of customer service
    • Demonstrate self-awareness and an ability to use initiative, have a flexible approach

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