Community Mental Health Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Promotes and maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs
  • Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect
  • Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained at all.
  • Has responsibility for own caseload of patients and takes responsibility as lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate.
  • Assesses patients including those with complex needs and develops, implements and evaluates intervention plans.
  • Ensures intervention plans are based on current risk assessment and evidence based practice
  • Undertakes risk assessments in accordance with the Trust's Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans.
  • May be required to accompany and provide support to patients within a variety of community settings, dependent on current risk assessment.
  • Supports individual patients and their families/carers in the community, liaising with other support services
  • Provides health education and advice on health promotion to patients and their carers.
  • Responsible for decision making and coordination in a crisis situation, where necessary seeking advice and guidance from other relevant professionals.

Main duties of the job

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a different process.

There is no age barrier to becoming unwell in later life with both mental and physical health problems. Our progressive Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) inpatient service at Auckland Park Hospital deliver high quality, accessible, person-centred care to the population of older people which the Trust serves.

The service offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for older people who are suffering from an organic illness, alongside complex physical health problems or related frailty.

We have a multi-disciplinary inpatient team including nurses, medical staff, a physical health care practitioner, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology. There is local access to nutrition and dietetic staff within MHSOP. We work in partnership with local Community Teams and our Care Home Liaison Team

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse and able to demonstrate continuing professional development, effective generic nursing skills and the confidence to meet the requirements of a Band 5 position working with the older person.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

If the post sounds interesting to you and you would like to know more about our service and what the role entails please contact us on the number below to arrange an informal meeting or chat to support your application.During the discussion we can consider any development needs you may have and help you decide if the post would meet your long term career plans.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Knowledge of MHA and MCA
Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient Mental Health Nursing
  • Working within MDT
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Experience of working with the elderly

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