Community Psychiatric Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience dependant on experience
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Psychiatric nurse within the Enhanced Community Mental Health Team for Older People in Dudley. The post holder will join an established multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic assessment, interventions and treatments for the older adult population of Dudley; who require specialist mental health support. Duties will include care coordination, duty cover and the opportunity to provide treatment at home services, within our 7 day a week service.

Main duties of the job

To receive, screen and assess all referrals (via an open referral system) that come into the service and undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment, risk assessment and carers' assessment on a regular basis. To interpret and respond to a range of complex and arising issues applying appropriate decision making and interventions.

All qualified specialist mental health nurses working with Older Adults are autonomous and independent practitioners, responsible for their own work and interventions and take full responsibility for working with even the most complex presentation. To assess, develop and maintain high standards of care appertaining to the mental and physical well-being of this specialist client group, providing safe co-ordination, care, treatment and advice.

To assess physiological and psychological functioning where there are multiple health complexities and poly-pharmacy.

To liaise with statutory / non statutory / voluntary agencies in planning, assessing and evaluating programmes of care.

The main working environment will be the patient's own home and / or other areas in the community.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide mental health assessments to a designated patient population inline with the care programme approach
  • To plan and implement care providing appropriate clinical therapeutic interventions for own specialist workload
  • To liaise with all members of secondary care multi disciplinary team, primary care staff, social care and the voluntary sector
  • To clinically supervise students and nursing assistants
  • To maintain daily recording requirements in relation with performance targets
  • To maintain and improve knowledge and skill based surrounding best practice within the older adults service

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • oDemonstrable post registration experience
  • oExperience of working with clients with secondary and primary care mental health needs
  • oExperience of delivering effective health care programmes for individuals/groups within a community context
Knowledge Essential
  • oWorking knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines, including Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Programme Approach
  • oKnowledge of BME community and needs of this group
  • oWorking knowledge of Risk Management
  • oKnowledge of person centred care
  • oWorking knowledge of NSF for Mental Health
  • oWorking knowledge of planning in the context of community mental health services
Skills/Personal qualities Essential
  • oDemonstrate the belief that individuals with mental health problems should be enabled to achieve maximum possible independence and should be cared for in the least segregated and coercive setting possible
  • oDemonstrate a belief in choice and involving recipients of care, their relatives and significant others in all discussions regarding need and service
  • oDemonstrates a commitment to anti-oppressive practices
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse
  • oENB 998 or equivalent
  • oEvidence of continued professional development

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