Community Mental Health Nurse - Older Peoples Team, Basildon

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum + HCA
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Following a redesign of services, we are in an exciting position to be able to recruit two Senior Community Mental Health Nurses for our Older Adult Services in the Basildon & Brentwood locality - primarily your caseload would be working within Basildon. This is a supportive, well-resourced team with Support Worker, Physical Health Practitioner, Qualified Nursing and Medical input. The team has a friendly atmosphere and strong work ethic. This post qualifies for HCAS 'Fringe'.

We are seeking Mental Health Nurses who are looking to be part of future healthcare and integrated working for the older adult population and supporting them to live independently.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Community Mental Health Nurse within our Older Adult Service and key member of the team, you will be responsible for managing a defined caseload providing assessment and coordination of care needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based nursing care for service users and their carers

As a Senior member of the team, you will need to attend the MDT meetings and to provide professional advice, including health/mental health promotion and support to members of the service as well as other agencies.

You will be required to act up for the Team Manager in their absence as appropriate and as a role model and resource for less experienced members of the team, including providing supervision.

You will also need to have the ability to work under pressure and although a key part of the team, on your own initiative.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • be responsible for a defined caseload as the Care Coordinator for the assessment and coordination of care needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based nursing care for service users and their carers
  • provide professional advice, including health/mental health promotion and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, working appropriately with experts and other agencies
  • act up for the Team Manager in their absence as appropriate and as a role model and resource for less experienced staff, including providing supervision to others as appropriate
  • act as an independent practitioner within a defined community setting, while liaising with other professionals as necessary
  • have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation, which govern current service provision and audit
  • ensure effective communication pathways exist
  • be responsible for ensuring the promotion of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation
  • be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs necessary in providing quality evidence based care as appropriate.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact recruitment.adverts@nhs.net

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
Desirable
  • Non-medical Independent prescriber or willingness to undertake relevant training.
Education/Qualification Essential
  • Additional Professional Qualification in Older Adult Mental Health or Experience


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