Community Psychiatric Nurse

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Wallington
Salary
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are a recovery support team and provide support in the community to people with severe and enduring mental illness.

Our team is multi disciplinary team consisting of Nurses, Dr's, Psychologists, Recovery and support workers, Peer Support Workers and OT's

We are a fun dynamic, supportive team with a good reputation of high-quality care and standards. Our team has a great ethos and supported approach to working.

Main duties of the job

Within the role you will undertake the coordination of care being involved in assessment, treatment delivery, and partnership working. As part of the multi disciplinary team you will work with individuals and their families or carers providing support, education, family work and evidence-based interventions aimed towards promoting recovery. You will work with people aged 18 and upwards in a service which aims to work with other agencies including primary care to raise awareness of mental health and to reduce the length of time people remain untreated.

To supervise, instruct and teach junior and unqualified staff and students

To undertake duties designed to extend clinical and managerial expertise as delegated by the manager when required.

To provide a full care management service to clients and their carers.

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
Desirable
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework


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294-COMM-4966841-JB-A
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