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Community Mental Health Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum + HCA
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

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Following a redesign of services, we are in an exciting position to be able to recruit a Community Mental Health Nurse 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 a Mental Health Nurse who is 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

You will be working as part of a team and responsible for a caseload of individuals, providing person-centred and evidence-based intervention whilst ensuring quality interventions and high standards of documentation, you will need knowledge of physical health and the impact on mental health. You will need to be motivated, caring, compassionate and able to promote positive change to the people under your

The service works collaboratively with key partner organisations, patients, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services. You will need excellent communication skills and you will need to be able to work closely with families and carers as a routine part of care.

You will work as a member of the nursing team in providing high quality, evidence- based, holistic nursing care to patients in line with your NMC professional code of conduct and Trust policies. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care based upon individual service user needs, under the guidance of the Team Manager/Clinical Lead. You will also undertake and maintain service users' Self Directed Support

As required by your manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day supervision of lower banded staff within your professional group and team.

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

Core Clinical Function
  • Provide management and care of service users.
  • To work collaboratively with clients, service colleagues and other agencies to prevent inappropriate A&E attendances and Acute Hospital admissions
  • To provide advice and decisions to other service members and partner agencies in relation to crisis situations, conditions and treatment plans, based on medical history and knowledge
  • Produce accurate and timely documentation on all clients in line with your Professional Code of Conduct and Trust
  • Participate in the planning, implementation / evaluation and ongoing review of treatment
  • Provide practical support, advice and education to service users, carers and other disciplines
  • Responsible for the recording of all patient related activity information onto system one.
  • Carry out risk assessments including any potential hazards in the service users
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business.
  • Report and document incidents as required
  • Conduct physical health care checks of service users and act upon results
  • Conduct / contribute to the assessment process, as well as the observation and ongoing assessment, providing accurate and timely feedback
  • Deliver smoking cessation

Core Non-Clinical Function
  • Ensure the service meets the agreed performance / contractual targets and adheres to local and government
  • Deliver training where appropriate for colleagues and other professionals
  • Take part in service development and review

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Mentorship Preparation
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of health legislation, principles of CPA and Care Management, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act 1983 and safeguarding, the NHS Constitution, and risk assessment/management
  • Working knowledge of the Mobius/Systm One Clinical Information Systems
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency of the English Language

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