Community Psychiatric Nurse
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as one a Community Psychiatric Nurse for Harrow Community Mental Health Hub (CMHH). We are looking for a candidate who is looking for a new opportunity as a newly qualified registered mental health nurse to work in the community with Adults with mental health needs
Harrow Community Mental Health Hub, based in Harrow and Wealdstone is looking for a passionate Social Worker who is looking to make a difference whilst working in an environment that promotes staff development and training opportunities. CNWL is passionate about developing its own staff, driving them to go on to become more established practitioners and this post is no different.
The CMHH is an exciting area to work in as it is at the forefront of mental health transformation in line with the five year forward plan. To be considered for this post you will need to be a registered mental health nurse and be keen to develop experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams who care for adults within mental health secondary care sector.
Flexible working- Our Hub operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm however there are opportunities for this post to be tailored to suit you and your lifestyle needs withflexible workingandcondensed hoursavailable in a team that is dynamic and transforming the way we offer support to people in Harrow with mental health challenges. If this sounds like something that could inspire you then we want to hear from you!
Main duties of the job
Band 5 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
- Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
- Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
- Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
- Being open and transparent about their own practice
- Supervising the work of others
- Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
- Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
- Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
- Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.
The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 5 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
- Flexible shift working, Part-timer or Condensed hours to provide ahealthy work-life balance;60/40 work split allowing time to work from home
- Commitment from the team todevelop youby offering Preceptorship and in-house development sessions
- Free access to our Staff and Wellbeing serviceto ensure that you are always looking after yourself
- Commitment tocareer mappingto ensure continuous professional development including opportunities within the Trust
- On-siteshadowing opportunitiesincluding HTT, Psych Liaison and many more
- Localnursing forumsrun by one of the senior leads
- An opportunity to work with afriendly, dynamic, passionate and diverse teamwho are committed to looking after each other as well as their patients
- Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
- Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process including assessing risks and needs
- Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of others to ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinically effective care
- Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give to patients but within their own limits of competency and confidence
- Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
- communicating well with all members of the team
- understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve its objectives
- reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflect on their practices in handovers and team meetings
- identifying how care could be improved
- Working in partnership with patients and their families and carers
- Gaining consent and, as far as possible, involving people in all decision making
- Signposting patients and carers to supportive services e.g. the courses provided by the Recovery and Wellbeing College or services provided by the local authority or the voluntary sector
- Reassuring people by being professional, responsive, knowledgeable and confident
- Responding to complaints or concerns effectively and quickly in line with the Trust policy
- Providing supervision and annual appraisals to other staff which helps those staff reflect on their work, understand their objectives and monitors their progress towards achieving them
- Participating constructively in their own supervision and annual appraisal processes
- Using continuing professional development funds to consolidate or improve clinical skills and to gain mentorship skills so they can support student nurses
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).