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Community Psychiatric (Assessment & Recovery) Nurse

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Wallington
Salary
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Sutton Uplift has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced RMN or CPN to join the Adult Community Service piloting Transformation (improving access, recovery & service user experience). We are looking to fill a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours a week) over 5 days - typically Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm (flexibility can be discussed at interview). This role will support the Primary Liaison and Recovery Team, which comprises of the Single Point of Access and the brief intervention Recovery Team.

You should enjoy working in a fast-paced but friendly environment where excellence in care is the paramount goal. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team (Admin, Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior & Trainee RMN/CPN's, Occupational Therapists and Managers), in order to provide the correct treatment and opportunities to support all patients.

Main duties of the job

Some of your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing therapeutic engagement for clients at primary care level and promoting independence as a step-down to GPs in primary care networks.

Participate in Duty rota e.g. resolve queries from GP's & other professionals, and support Team Lead in achieving key performance indicators by monitoring waiting lists (taking steps to mitigate breaches)

Screen incoming referrals, conduct assessments and identify/give options for best treatment pathway (seeking further professional advice & guidance where necessary)

Complete and maintain risk assessments and management plans

Occasionally support with home visits (conducted in pairs)

Keep clinical records up-to-date and in accordance with legislation and Trust policies

Receive and participate in clinical supervision in accordance with policy, and maintain compliance with Mandatory and Statutory Training

Provide support, guidance, and supervision to junior staff/students

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave - we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance - we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development - there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - you can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts - with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.

Advocating for service users needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

Demonstrating an enhanced understanding of Mental Health signs and symptoms and an understanding of how these may present in practiceincluding recognition of impact on patient presentation and behaviour including risk factors. Supporting and teaching junior staff to develop understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and develop appropriate responses to these in practice.

Recognising and responding appropriately to challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies and training. Leading and coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in the management of difficult situations and de-escalation and developing resilience and strategies to manage, including on leading staff and patient de-briefing sessions.

Demonstrating a depth of knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and other legislation applicable to the practice area and how they are implemented in practice ensuring adherence to legislation at all times. Teaching junior staff to understand the legal frameworks that support their practice.

Contributing to an effective communication process with appropriate and accurate information to patients, carers, family, friends and colleagues. Engaging and listening carefully and actively, and responding using appropriate language and accessible communication methods and skills. Developing communication skills to enable and support difficult conversations, acknowledging cultural differences and professional boundaries.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
Desirable
  • Master's degree
Experience Essential
  • Experience of researchbased/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
Desirable
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
Desirable
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework


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294-COMM-4941239-JB-B
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