Community Psychiatric Nurse

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A great opportunity exists with a vacancy arising for the role of Care Coordinator in the Central Wandsworth and West Battersea Recovery and Support Team. We are open to applications from experienced Community Psychiatric Nurse. The service offers support to adults aged 18-75 with a range of mental health conditions.

We are committed to getting the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties. For this role, we offer career pathways to Nursing Leadership and Specialist Practitioner roles In addition, we offer ongoing training and development to support carer progression.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have scope to develop as a Clinician, in a multi-disciplinary team. CPNs reports the Team Manager who reports to the Clinical Manager (8b) for Adult Community Services in the Borough of Wandsworth.

The successful applicant will be clinically responsible for a caseload of up to 30 patients. They will participate in key meetings such as Zoning, seeking to provide high-quality services strongly focused on recovery to patients. The role requires one to attend to commissioned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for activity and quality.

We are looking for a positive, motivated and committed individual who understands the Trust's values and their role in creating a vibrant work culture. This post is open to those professionally registered with the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England. It is desirable for applicants have experience of working cases of patients within a mental health community setting.

We are also open to those who wish to develop their careers and would be happy to consider a band 5 - 6 developmental role. You would be supported by the team to complete a set of competencies and with additional trust wide support with reflective sessions and working groups to develop your skills.

About us

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership


Job description Job responsibilities

Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.

Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support:

Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.

Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.

Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance.

Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.

Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult nurse and/ or Registered mental health nurse and/ or registered learning disabilities nurse
  • Mentorshop qualification
Desirable
  • Matsers degree
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of research- based/reflective practice, e.g understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • significant relevant clinical experience
  • evidence of continuing professional development
  • experience as a preceptor/mentor
Desirable
  • experience of taking responsibility for a ward/ clinical unit
  • experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • experience of supporting practive development in clinical areas
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Teaching ability
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
Desirable
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework


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