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Community Mental Health Nurse

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a two mental health nurses to take up a full time position with the Community Mental Health Older Adult Services at the Springwell Centre in Barnet Hertfordshire. As a multi-disciplinary team we provide holistic assessment and treatment pathways for older adults, and people with mental health and frailty needs. Our service provides seamless pathways between primary care and secondary care services for people with functional mental illness, and dementia.

We are looking for a dynamic nurse who is passionate about the care of our older adult service users. We consider transferable skills from other areas of mental health services as valuable and a positive contribution to a well-rounded team.

We cover London Borough of Barnet , and our based at the Springwell Centre at Barnet General Hospital and the post is to cover Edgawre and surrounding area locality, with flexibility to support other areas of the East locality if needed.

As a team, we can offer multi-disciplinary support from Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, as well as Mental Health Nurses. We also provide regular CPD sessions, reflective practice, staff support sessions, individual and group supervisions, and academic training, as well as access to external training resources.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to take responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care and management of a defined caseload, including liaison with other agencies and, where appropriate, the supervision, development and teaching of staff and/or students. The post holder will act as care co-ordinator to a case load of service users, ensuring the care plan is met at all times. To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.

As a staff member you are representatives of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust (BEH) and play a vital role in fostering positive relationships and communication between the Mental Health Trust and not only the service users and their carers and relatives, but also other agencies, charities and providers.

All staff should comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

If successful, you will be joining community services for older people that are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC and we have MSNAP accreditation for all three Memory services and RCP accreditation for our ECT department.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Essential criteria o1st Level Registration RMN/Registered Nurse (Mental Health). oEvidence of further post-registration education and training. oENB 998 or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification.
  • Desirable criteria oFurther training within the specialist area of Mental Health for the Older Person.
  • Previous Experience Essential criteria oMinimum of 2 years post registration experience, one of which will be as a practitioner at band 5, working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Knowledge and Skills Essential criteria oAbility to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision. oCommunicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Special Requirements Essential criteria oCar driver/owner oFull driving licence
  • Equal Opportunities Essential criteria oUnderstanding of user empowerment. oCommitment to anti-discriminatory practice.

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