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Complex Care Community Mental Health Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to work closely with the community nurses based in Camden, supporting patient's with both physical and mental health needs. The post holder will be working as part of the CICH Complex Care Team, providing mental health support and advice to the local community, working closely with the wider MDT to maximise the impact of anticipatory care and prevent hospital admissions.

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Main duties of the job

  • Participate in and provide for others, structured clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and productive integrated partnerships with individuals and agencies working in the field of mental health and the wider MDT to deliver strategic improvement in the care provided to patients based on up to date evidence based policy and practise.
  • Participate in and support the implementation of the audit of clinical work, contributing to the overall Quality of care provided by
  • Provide the appropriate level of advice and support to other clinical staff regarding working with patients in the community setting with dementia and other common mental health diagnosis.
  • Support and participate in reflective practice facilitation in the trust
  • Provide evidenced based data as needed to support work within the trust to meet standards of practice for any upcoming audits as requested by senior management

About us

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing integrated high quality, innovative healthcare. Our track record in recruiting only the best people is well known, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.Camden is a vibrant home to one of London's most visited tourist attractions: the markets, streets and shops that have grown around Camden Lock and its associated music venues. Camden as a Borough is diverse, containing Hampstead Heath and its famous swimming ponds, Holborn and parts of the West End, as well as a very colourful culture, ethnic makeup and a very wide socio-economic make up.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical complex care assessments and case management and providing high quality Integrated care to patients on the Complex Care Pathway.

Attending the central Complex Care Multidisciplinary Team Hub (MDT) each week to provide clinical nursing mental health support and advice. Also attending local Complex Care MDT meetings and GP meetings as needed to help care plan and manage allocated case load of patients who have complex mental health and physical health needs to be met in the community setting, picking up new referrals and signposting to appropriate services within Integrated care.

Additionally, the post holder will hold a key responsibility in providing evidence based mental health advice and support for patients in primary care with whom the Camden Integrated Community Health Care Service (CICH) team members are working. The post holder will work with their CICH team colleagues, linked to local GPs and proactively identify clinical needs within primary care focusing on the patients on the Complex Care Pathway providing advice, case review and clinical supervision as appropriate in line with national and local recommendations and policy for practice.

The post holder will support in providing specialist mental health, dementia, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards education and training to staff across Camden Community provider services to support clinical standards of care already in place, as required in teams and supported by the Locality Lead and education department.

The post holder will be responsible for line management and supervision of the peer support worker role, championing the service and promoting peer support and recovery as a key role within the trust. Liaising with Peer Support network across the trust and ensuring relationships are maintained alongside service development.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching qualification with coaching / supervising /Assessing skills
  • An understanding of the current health service policies
  • Post registration education to masters level or equivalent
  • Independent / supplementary prescriber or commitment to undertake this course
  • Leadership/Management qualification or commitment to work towards
Previous Experience Essential
  • Previous experience managing patient's with complex social and mental health needs.
  • Experience in managing a case load of patients including caseload reviews
  • Assessing and care planning for complex patients
  • Evaluating care and altering it when needed
  • Clinical and managerial leadership
  • Quality standards monitoring and improvement
  • Knowledge of long-term physical health conditions including end of life care and the drive toward care for these patients
  • Innovative and flexible working
  • Knowledge and understanding of Commissioning, elements of the NHS modernisation plan and the implications for community services
  • Budget Management
Skilld and Knowledge Essential
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations
  • Contribute towards improving quality in own work area and encourage others to do so
  • Support equality and diversity
  • Understand the concept of risk management
  • Multi-agency/integrated working
  • In depth mental health assessment skills
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring others
  • Audit work

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