Band 5 Community Nurse

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Recovery Practitioner Nurse with NMC registration to join the Swindon Recovery Community Services at Chatsworth House, Swindon, Wiltshire.

As an expert provider of mental health services, we put recovery and re-enablement at the heart of all that we do. We facilitate recovery through the guiding principles of hope, trust, partnership and mutual respect.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to drive forward high quality care in a modern, efficient mental health community service. The role focuses is on providing effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers. This involves enabling and assisting service-users to meet daily health, social care and wellbeing needs. Our aim is to empower and enable service-users to maintain or regain their independence in line with their personal recovery goals.

Candidates should have experience of acute care and have a passion for developing cutting edge and evidence based practice.

In return you can expect high levels of support and direction and to be actively involved in the models which develop within the area with service management support. We also offer a fast paced and challenging working environment, good supervision structures and training and more opportunities to develop.

Working hours will be 37.5 per week but part-time will be considered.

Main duties of the job

This role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services. Always under the overarching framework of CPA, the post holder will be contribute to the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and well being needs, acting as care/ for a defined group of service users. The role will also require undertaking and delivering specific health or social care assessments and interventions, according to care clusters, including identified service users on other caseloads. This maybe either on a one to one basis, or as part of a group activity. Some regular out of hours working will be required.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker. For qualified staff, current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • Is able to contribute to the delivery of a range of possible key therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrates significant experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of recovery principles and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Demonstrates significant experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
  • Able to articulate a sound understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding.
  • Well developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels including when a more assertive approach is needed.
  • Well developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing of understanding
  • Well developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information
  • Well developed IT skills with an understanding of Microsoft Office, and demonstrate a willingness to embrace new technology and processes
  • Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.
  • Able to work in self-directed manner
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise, particularly when working under pressure


Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Current relevant registration with the NMC and commitment to CPD
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working with service users and carers
  • IT skills
  • Understanding of Recovery Principles
  • Ability to produce good letter and report
  • Ability to use Initiative.
  • non-judgemental approach towards mental health services


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