Our clients in Surrey and Borders are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 CPN to join their Community Mental Health Team.
Hours: 4 days - 30 hours per week.
The Trust are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative qualified CPN to provide high quality services to older people with mental ill health and dementia in the community.
This exciting role will involve working with a degree of autonomy in conducting detailed assessments and participating in care planning, treatment and other therapeutic interventions for older people with functional or organic illnesses.
The post holder will be working collaboratively with members of a well established multi-disciplinary team to assist in improving the quality of life for older people with mental health problems, and enable them to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
To deliver a high-quality community nursing service to Older People with mental health problems, in a multi – professional framework.
To prescribe services that meet the user / carer needs, in conjunction with others.
To act as key worker / care co-ordinator for named individuals, within the Care Programme Approach process, including Single Assessment
The ability to work alone
To provide high standards of care, which are delivered in a professional manner.
To ensure that the care delivered is based on best practice, and is regularly reviewed.
To attend and ensure all referrals are passed through CMHT allocation meeting, and assessed for acceptance to the specialist team.
To ensure all records and reports are kept up-to-date, and up to the standard expected of this grade of nurse, in accordance with the Caldicott Report.
Keep an accurate, up-to-date diary and record of visits.
Be responsible for the continuous overall management of a defined caseload.
To receive and give clinical and management supervision /guidance
To supervise juniors / other staff in the delivery of care and treatment to individuals and groups
To support junior staff to manage caseloads effectively
To act as a positive role model for junior staff, assisting /guiding them in their duties
To provide information to the Line Manager, if any incidents that may affect the standing or running of the service
To develop close working relationships with voluntary /statutory services, in particular Social Services and members of the Primary Care Team, and participate in the system of integrated team working
To support care and nursing homes in caring for their residents, who have mental health problems
To educate and train junior staff / student nurses and other professionals around competencies of a Community Mental Health Nurse
To ensure the Post Holder has developed a personal learning plan through approval with their supervisor, thus maintaining high standard based on best practice.
To participate in the Duty Rota to manage new referrals