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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision and will be required to teach nursing and non-nursing staff including basic and post basic students.

  • The post holder will be expected to be involved in management and leadership of the clinical team and will carry out all appropriate care interventions and may be designated to take charge of the department/caseload or speciality in which she/he is placed in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility

  • The post holder will assist the Team Manager in developing and maintaining the quality of the department, including monitoring high standards of client care and developing areas of clinical excellence / best practice and a therapeutic & caring culture.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will report to the clinical lead/ Team ManagerThe post holder will ensure their activity is in line with required performanceparameters and quality standards.He/she will support Business Planning within the Directorate in line with their sphere of expertise and responsibilities.The post holder will be an active practitioner and will contribute directly to the clinical activity of the Team as agreed with the line manager.The post holder will be expected to be involved in participate in providing 1 to1 therapy as well as facilitating group therapy to services users using evidence base interventions.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently

invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Professional

  • 1.1To adopt and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary agency approach to care, ensuring that all aspects of the patients needs are met.

    1.2To set professional standards of care and to monitor, measure and audit the effectiveness of care given.

    1.3To ensure an effective communication mechanism is in place, particularly with regard to patients care and progress, to include patients and relatives.

    1.4To deploy, supervise and support other members of the nursing team in the provision of a professional nursing service.

    1.5. The utilisation of available resources and services within the community setting, identifying any inadequacies and taking appropriate action to enhance the quality of care available within their client group.

    1.6. To provide advice and education on the promotion of mental health and the prevention of illness.

    1.7To adopt a research approach to nursing and utilise all relevant research findings.

    1.8To act as a duty worker and manage assessment and crisis work accordingly.

  • Administrative

  • 2.1. To ensure that all policies, procedures and guidelines are followed, reporting any deviations to senior staff.

    2.2. Maintains all appropriate records as required by the Trust and Wellbeing Team and that accurate nursing records are maintained.

    2.3. Ensure that there is efficient transfer of clients between team members and accordance with local policy.

    2.4. To provide statistical returns as required by the Trust and Wellbeing Team Manager.

    2.5. To attend and participate in clinical/departmental and team meetings as required by the service.

    2.6. In accordance with local policy and procedure to utilise information technology.

    2.7. To be involved in the selection and recruitment of staff in conjunction with senior staff as appropriate.

    2.8. To plan and participate in the induction of new staff.

    Promote Positive Team Culture and Team Working

    To provide leadership as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team through:

    Ensuring that all staff are aware of and understand CPA framework and how this is delivered within the team.

    Staff attendance at CPA reviews and other whole team meetings.

    Active collaboration with wider multidisciplinary team members to ensure wider participation in CPA care delivery.

    Providing strong and effective leadership in partnership with the medical team and other lead multidisciplinary clinicians in formulating treatment plans.

    Communicate with all necessary external agencies in supporting service users treatment plans and outcome measures.

    Support and facilitate all external agencies in carrying out the assessment process enabling funding agreements.

    Support Team Managers in their overall responsibility for the personal development and education of team members, including in-service training.

    Promote Positive Mental Health Practice

    To ensure that the clinical team work to an agreed model of mental health practice that supports the Recovery principles and promotes hope and optimism for all service users and their carers (where applicable).

    Promote active patient involvement and carer involvement the development, delivery and evaluation of mental health practice initiatives.

    Ensure that patients receive a high standard of care according to their individual needs.

    Ensure that the team understand their role and responsibility in respect to wider national mental health policy and guidelines.

    Actively seek out and implement evidence based practices.

    In collaboration with the MDT promote, implement and evaluate specific outcome measures for all patients.

    Assist in ensuring clinical audit becomes part of everyday practice

    Monitor patient records to ensure they are up to date and are an accurate reflection of the situation.

    Person Specification
    • oRMN
    • oEvidence of Post Registration training
    • oTeaching and assessing

    • oPost qualification experience of working in mental health.
    • oAble to conduct detailed assessment of a persons needs to include mental health, risk and its management, personality issues people presenting with a learning disability and other potential vulnerabilities
    • o Acquired sufficient additional post-registration knowledge through experience as a nurse in a mental health setting to be able to work autonomously in the community.
    • oExperience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
    • o Additional knowledge acquired through formal or informal specialist training and experience in order to be able to manage a caseload of clients with complex needs.
    • o Direct work with mental health service users and carers.
    • oWorking with statutory and voluntary agencies.
    • oProviding support /supervision to other professionals
    • oAbility to work under pressure to agreed deadlines and quality standards
    • oSubstantial experience of working with people with acute mental difficulties within area of speciality
    • oDemonstrate an understanding of CBT interventions, PTSD and Personality Disorder

    • oMulti-professional teamwork
    • ocrisis intervention in the community
    • oRisk assessment/management
    • oMental Health policy and legislation
    • oUnderstanding the organisational framework in which the service operates

    Skills/Personal qualities
    • oTo make clear and realistic assessments of situations and to communicate clearly and unambiguously with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds
    • oCompetent with I.T
    • oDecision making and problem solving Ability to make plans and assess risk as the lead professional on the scene
    • oGood judgement particularly in terms of informing and involving senior colleagues were significant risk is suspected.
    • oAbility to work in partnership across agencies and services
    • oAbility to prioritise workload
    • oAbility to support and supervise staff
    • oAbility to manage and deal effectively with crises
    • oTo make clear and realistic assessments of situations and to communicate clearly and unambiguously with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds
    • oWillingness to acquire unfamiliar knowledge and play a part in all types of work that the team decides is appropriate

    Trust Behaviours
    • oBe compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone
    • oEnable yourself and others to act with confidence and authority in order to achieve the best outcome for everyone
    • oWork with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone and everything we do
    • oAct with transparency and honesty; respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone.
    • oEvidence of Trust Values

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