Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Houghton Regis
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The CRHTT operates a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service for people aged 18 years and above who are experiencing a mental health crisis or requiring support to be discharged from the acute wards. The service will maintain focus on identifying, assessing and care planning for servicer users.

The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people in a mental health crisis and take into account medical, social & cultural factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given timeframes for the service. In particular you will be expected to assess and update risk on each contact and be fully aware of the safeguarding concerns.

The post holder will provide advice on mental health issues and participate in carrying out training programs for clinical teams on the management of a wide variety of mental health problems.

The post holder will be expected to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and service at all times and will work in collaboration with the teams and organisations that come into contact with the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within a multidisciplinary service, assessing referrals from various sources including GPs, CMHT's and the acute admission wards and providing home treatment for patients accepted on to our caseload.
  • To provide home treatment team within the Crisis Team.
  • To provide comprehensive risk assessments incorporating baseline physical assessments.
  • Provide expert advice on the management, treatment interventions and diagnosis of patients experiencing a mental health crisis with the aim of minimising risks, ensuring safe care and promote recovery.
  • To use a range of psycho-social interventions to improve mental health outcomes for patients
  • To reduce re-admissions to the acute hospitals by facilitating client education and service user led recovery and independence as well as longer term support.
  • To provide seamless care from the GP or ward to community for those patients under our service.
  • Be aware of and adhere to our lone worker policy.
  • When required supervise and facilitate the administration of medication.
  • Participate in the multi-disciplinary team meetings as well as team and business meetings.
  • To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of client care
  • Where appropriate and with authorisation, act as an advocate for patients and carers.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) OR Registered Nurse (Learning Difficulty) OR Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Full UK driving license
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental health problems/ learning disabilities
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of providing individualized and culturally sensitive care
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Minimising clinical risk and reducing restrictive practices
  • Able to manage time so that deadlines are met
  • Ability to recognise stress
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of risk management and how to plan care to account for risk
Other Essential
  • Motivated to providing the highest standards of care in a changing service
  • Flexible working patterns in line with service needs
  • Awareness of equal opportunities in the workplace
  • Able to work within the accountability framework

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