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Community Mental Health Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lytham St Annes
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the clinical team in accordance with the Trust values and code of conduct.
  • To provide nurse leadership within the multidisciplinary team and ensure the effective assessment formulation planning, monitoring of care given to service users.
  • To undertake mental health assessments including Risk assessments within a multidisciplinary assessment team.
  • To be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary.
  • To provide a fast, responsive service to assess individual's needs.
  • Providing a communication structure between GP's , IAPT and non IAPT services in LCFT, non-statuary service, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards of patient care
  • To provide mentoring and clinical supervision to other staff and trainees on placement.
  • Where the post holder is a non-medical prescriber, practice responsibly and maintain competence to effectively prescribe from the relevant prescribing formulary.

Main duties of the job

RITT has 3 core functions:
  • Single Point of Access:

The gateway for new referrals for Older Adults in the Fylde Coast into secondary mental health services. This part of the team provides triage of referrals and assessment of patients who meet service criteria.
  • Home treatment:

The provision of care coordination for patients who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties and who are presenting as high risk to themselves or others in the community and so require intensive home support from community services. Conducting Gatekeeping assessments for mental health inpatient admissions is a core component of this role as is facilitating early discharge from inpatient units.
  • Care Home Liaison Team:

Providing support for service users and carers for people who live in a residential home and are presenting with Behavioural and or Psychological Symptoms of dementia.

The Band 6 Nurse's will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills in mental health nursing as well as developing the specialist skills needed in an older adults mental health.

There is an expectation that the successful applicants would be able to act up in the absence of the Deputy Manager and Manager, they would also have some supervision responsibilities to more junior team members.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse Degree
  • oOn-going registration with the NMC.
  • oSpecialist qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
  • oEvidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • oMentorship qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • oUnderstanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • oKnowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • oKnowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • oDemonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • oDemonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
Experience Essential
  • oPost graduate experience
  • oSupervision and management of staff
  • oAble to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs

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