Community Mental Health Nurse - Greater Manchester

Lancashire, England
£25000 - £36000 per annum
19 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Sam Taylor
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type

Position - Community Mental Health Nurse - Greater Manchester
Location - Greater Manchester - Lancashire
Salary - Band 6 - up to £35k
Hours - Full Time - Permanent

The post holder will be responsible for assessing, developing, outlining and implementing specialist interventions to young people, both within residential provision and independence packages of care within the community. The young people within the service, will have often transitioned from long term hospital admissions or secure care provisions, as well as having been placed as an alternative to a hospital.

The Post Holder will also contribute to training and education of the residential team as well as facilitating reflective practice sessions to ensure all intervention is effective and evidence based. The Post Holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

The post holder will be expected to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary core team in risk management and case formulation for cases of concern referred to the service. The role requires the ability to work collaboratively, efficiently and effectively with mental health services, whilst maintaining the need to work safely and sensitively with service users present with a full range of clinical needs and risk behaviours, and the ability to engage with, and respond to, highly complex clinical, professional and ethical challenges and demands on clinicians and services.

Provide a specialist assessment and treatment service based upon comprehensive assessment of the young people's needs from a variety of sources, including psychological assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations, as well as interviews with young people, family members and others involved in the young person's care.
Provide advice and consultation in respect to individual cases within the wider MDT
Utilise outcome measures and feedback to improve clinical practice in line with clinical governance agendas.
To engage in joint assessments and treatments with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Communicate, in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation, treatment recommendations, and risk management for young people referred to the team.
Work across a number of settings, being involved in the dynamics of various different multidisciplinary teams and environments.

Care Co-ordination
Provide and record individual sessional work with service users underpinned by the structured clinical management model. This may also include informing of MHA rights, service user surveys, on-going mental state assessments (incl. urgent), incident de-briefs to service users and staff teams, rapid response care co-ordination.
Co-ordinate and manage relevant clinical meetings such as CPAs, Case Reviews, MHA tribunals, etc. Including coordinating the minute taking and ensuring appropriate information sharing between multi-disciplinary teams.
Carry out necessary assessments in a timely manner and communicate the outcomes with the relevant professionals.
Produce, update and maintain Programmes of Care for service users.
Assist and facilitate service user therapeutic groups.
Ensure quality of clinical input and documentation.
Provide clinical supervision to non-qualified members of the staff team.
Ensure compliance with Care Quality Commission Standards and Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.
Ensure the completion of all live documentation.

Human Resources
Participate in the recruitment of the junior clinical team when required.

It is the responsibility of all staff to familiarise themselves with the company safeguarding policy, to complete the Safeguarding training commensurate with their job role, and to report any genuine concerns to the designated safeguarding officer/lead on site, or a senior member of staff.

Qualifications , Education, and experience Requirements
Registered Nurse (RMN or RNLD)
Band 5/6 or above experience
Legislative Knowledge and Experience
Experience of working with young people with complex mental health difficulties.
Evidence of continued professional development.

Key Words
RMN, RNLD, Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disabilities Nurse, Nurse,

For more information and a detailed copy of the Job Spec please contact Sam Taylor at Pulse Jobs on 0161 245 4453 alternatively Please forward your CV to sam.a-