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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Worksop Notts
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Mental Health Nurses to join the Bassetlaw LMHT as part of the community transformation programme, in line with the longer-term plan for community services. The community transformation includes opportunities to develop skills within SMI pathways (mood affective, complex psychosis, community rehabilitation and non-psychosis including the Cluster 8 and Trauma Pathway).

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with skills and experience, working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties who require complex case management/clinical interventions.

You will have opportunity to access training, and to develop your existing skills in working within all the relevant LMHT Pathways. We are a very supportive and experienced team who work to a recovery and psychologically informed model.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work with patients and their families to support triage of referrals, assessment, personalised care planning and in the provision of specialist interventions. You will promote the recovery of patients and through working with partner agencies and primary care to ensure timely and safe discharge from secondary care.

This is a leadership role, and you will be expected to develop specialist skills in working within all pathways within the team. You will also be expected to support students and more junior staff within the team through clinical supervision and mentorship, and you may be asked to line manage some staff.

We are seeking enthusiastic team players, to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary health team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Day to Day Duties:
  • Caseload management for patients living in the community, and acting as care coordinator.
  • Triage of referrals, provision of initial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users.
  • To undertake and record comprehensive need/risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.
  • To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a nurse practitioner.
  • To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers within urgent care and the community
  • To use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training

  • Demonstrates continued professional development
  • Leadership course

Contractual Requirements
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of evidence based approaches to practice

  • Awareness of national and local policy impacting on nursing care
  • Knowledge of Management Approaches
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of medication administration

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Good skills in clinical assessment
  • Able to provide short term therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to manage conflict and de-esalate issues.

  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrable clinical supervision skills

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise at band 5 level, and shows ability to develop competence at Band 6
  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • Experience of working with adults with mental health problems
  • Experience of working within a community setting

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