B7 Senior Community Mental Health Nurse
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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As a member of the senior team, the role is an exciting opportunity to provide clinical leadership, supervision and guidance to nurses within the Reigate Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS).
The role includes providing clinical supervision to all nursing staff; being a mentor and adviser for student nurses and working closely with the Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of the educational programmes.
The post holder will lead setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care and will advise the service manager accordingly
The post holder will facilitate clinical sessions, assess / triage people according to agreed assessment tools, offering short- term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to people and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies
The post holder will deputise in the absence of the Service Manager and will be responsible for delegating duties to other members of the team, taking a lead on the day to day running of the team, and undertaking management responsibilities as requested.
Responsible for a defined caseload within the team.
Identify opportunities for research and lead in audit activities
Main duties of the job
Responsible for a defined caseload within the team
Facilitate the development and use of care pathways by the multi-disciplinary team
To be part of the Senior Staff Group and attend relevant regular meetings as scheduled
To supervise and participate in the safe carriage, storage and delivery of medication to clients both in the clinical area and domestic environment
Act as a health educator for people, relatives, carers and staff. Advise on issues of physical and mental health so as to engender a positive approach to health and strengthen the person’s capacity to manage her/his illness, symptoms and crises
Be responsible for creating an environment which is conducive to learning and development
Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff for the service. Participate in the appraisal, staff performance management and other monitoring systems used within the service area
Comply with and adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct as outlined by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and other appropriate professional practice guidelines
Be accountable for her/his practice and take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve their knowledge and professional competence and that of the Team
Ensure that nursing practice is based on current knowledge and is evidence based
Have due regard to the workload of and the pressure on colleagues, and take appropriate action
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical supervision to all nursing staff. The post holder will provide a holistic, autonomous nursing care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings. These meetings will include a review of patients within the practice/service with mental health problems.
The post holder will facilitate clinical sessions and assess / triage people according to agreed assessment tools, offering short- term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client / patients and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies. They will facilitate the transfer of patients between primary and secondary care and between the different specialist teams within the Trust and to care coordinate clients on both standard and enhanced CPA.
The post holder will lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care and will advise the service manager on issues which endanger standards of practice within their specific area of practice.
The post holder will be responsible for their own nursing practice in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council Guidelines and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain their professional competence.
The post holder will be a mentor and adviser for student nurses and will work closely with Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of their educational programmes.
He/she will provide clinical leadership for the nurses in their specific area of practice, providing advice on all nursing issues and to act as a resource person for other professionals within that service. The post holder will identify and facilitate nurses updating their professional knowledge and skills.
The post holder will deputise in the absence of the Service Manager. This will include budgetary, signatory for signing time sheet, invoices, mileage forms, Safeguarding Adult issues, annual leave forms, order and stock of all medical supplies and oversight of the Team Duty and Triage processes.
In the absence of the Service Manager the post holder will be responsible for delegating duties to other members of the team and taking a lead on the day to day running of the team, undertaking management responsibilities as requested.
Dimensions: To hold a continuous responsibility for a defined caseload in the mental health team. Liaise between primary care and primary care mental health teams to ensure clear communication and seamless care pathways, thus enabling access to the appropriate level of care and intervention.
Key Relationships: The post-holder will work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team and in partnership with colleagues from other Mental Health Services, other care groups and Surrey County Council. She/he will build and maintain professional relationship with other agencies, i.e. housing, benefits, advocacy, education, employers including voluntary services to ensure provision of best possible package of service delivery.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).