Our clients in South East London are urgently seeking a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse (CPN) to join their Adult Community Mental Health Team.
Hours: Monday- Fri 9-5 or the team may also consider part-time 3 days per week ( weekdays only)
Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support.
Co-ordinating and evaluating collaborative patient centred care; getting feedback and improving plans with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
Providing accurate information about care in an accessible format to patients and their relatives / carers.
Liaising and working positively with members of the multi- disciplinary team and partner organisations.
Administering, and monitoring the side-effects of, medication; monitoring service user compliance.
Safety; safe custody of medicines, sharps, clinical equipment, report all incidents following trust policy.
Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service user’s own experience and clinical judgment.
Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation working in partnership with service users, wider MDT and family/carers.
Ensuring the monitoring and recording service user clinical observations are undertaken, such as physical observations and vital signs and treating or escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that does not fulfil the personal parameters to the relevant professional for treatment.
Promote healthy lifestyles and give health promotion advice and support.
Implementing the principles of ‘recovery’: encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest. Where appropriate contributing to psychological interventions.
Demonstrating a depth of knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and other legislation applicable to the practice area and how they are implemented in practice ensuring adherence to legislation at all times. Teaching junior staff to understand the legal frameworks that support their practice.