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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year pa inc. HCAS (pro rata of P/T)
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as one a Community Psychiatric Nurse for Harrow Community Mental Health Hub (CMHH). We are looking for a candidate who is looking for a new opportunity as a newly qualified registered mental health nurse to work in the community with Adults with mental health needs

Harrow Community Mental Health Hub, based in Harrow and Wealdstone is looking for a passionate Social Worker who is looking to make a difference whilst working in an environment that promotes staff development and training opportunities. CNWL is passionate about developing its own staff, driving them to go on to become more established practitioners and this post is no different.

The CMHH is an exciting area to work in as it is at the forefront of mental health transformation in line with the five year forward plan. To be considered for this post you will need to be a registered mental health nurse and be keen to develop experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams who care for adults within mental health secondary care sector.

Flexible working- Our Hub operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm however there are opportunities for this post to be tailored to suit you and your lifestyle needs withflexible workingandcondensed hoursavailable in a team that is dynamic and transforming the way we offer support to people in Harrow with mental health challenges. If this sounds like something that could inspire you then we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

Band 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 5 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

About us

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
  • Flexible shift working, Part-timer or Condensed hours to provide ahealthy work-life balance;60/40 work split allowing time to work from home
  • Commitment from the team todevelop youby offering Preceptorship and in-house development sessions
  • Free access to our Staff and Wellbeing serviceto ensure that you are always looking after yourself
  • Commitment tocareer mappingto ensure continuous professional development including opportunities within the Trust
  • On-siteshadowing opportunitiesincluding HTT, Psych Liaison and many more
  • Localnursing forumsrun by one of the senior leads
  • An opportunity to work with afriendly, dynamic, passionate and diverse teamwho are committed to looking after each other as well as their patients

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
  • Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process including assessing risks and needs
  • Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of others to ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinically effective care
  • Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give to patients but within their own limits of competency and confidence
  • Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
  • communicating well with all members of the team
  • understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve its objectives
  • reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflect on their practices in handovers and team meetings
  • identifying how care could be improved
  • Working in partnership with patients and their families and carers
  • Gaining consent and, as far as possible, involving people in all decision making
  • Signposting patients and carers to supportive services e.g. the courses provided by the Recovery and Wellbeing College or services provided by the local authority or the voluntary sector
  • Reassuring people by being professional, responsive, knowledgeable and confident
  • Responding to complaints or concerns effectively and quickly in line with the Trust policy
  • Providing supervision and annual appraisals to other staff which helps those staff reflect on their work, understand their objectives and monitors their progress towards achieving them
  • Participating constructively in their own supervision and annual appraisal processes
  • Using continuing professional development funds to consolidate or improve clinical skills and to gain mentorship skills so they can support student nurses

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current Professional Qualification in mental health nursing Registration must be live with professional body.
  • ENB 812/998/SLICE, mentorship
  • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Thorn
  • Family Therapy/Work training
  • Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse
  • Training in Care Act 2014
  • Phlebotomy Training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary mental health team with clients with acute/severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Medication Administration
  • Audit and research and teaching
  • Working with people who use substances
  • Previous experience in Clozapine Clinic
Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills
  • Highly skilled administering antipsychotic depot medication and interactions with mental health conditions
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources
  • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
  • Skills in risk assessment and management
  • Can demonstrate understanding of psychosis and its impact on service users and carers
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance applicable to this client group
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of diverse groups, e.g. residents of inner city; black and minority ethnic groups, and skills in engaging with them
  • Skills in psychosocial interventions
  • Able to build constructive relationships with clients and carers using warmth and empathy, using good communication skills
  • Basic counselling and group work skills.
  • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change
  • Dual diagnosis/substance misuse
  • Working with POCHi machine and ZTAS
Other Essential
  • The post-holder must have the ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job.
  • Holder of full UK Driving Licence/Car Driver

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