Our clients in Central North West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 Registered Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) or Social Worker to join their Mental Health Triage Team.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
This service is based on the ethos of providing a vibrant, resilient and community-integrated model of care, that better secures the mental, physical and social health of those with common complex and long-term mental health needs and strives to provide a seamless interface with the Mental health hubs and primary care networks.
To work as an integrated part of the Community Living Well team alongside social workers, medical teams, psychologists, Health navigators peer support, employment support workers etc., to develop care pathways for people with complex common mental health problems in conjunction tiered model of care.
To attend monthly GP practice meetings.
To triage clients who are referred to the South Hub Mental Health Service. To provide screening and holistic assessments including comprehensive risk assessments, treatment, advice and signposting for all service users referred by the GP or partner agencies. To play a key role as part of the South Hub Mental Health Service Multidisciplinary Team
To use theory, evidence-based literature and research to support best practice in clinical work.
To work with patients to develop a joint understanding of their problems and support them in accessing appropriate interventions eg: relapse prevention. To empower patients and carers and work in partnership with them in the planning and delivery of care, treatment and support. To provide appropriate time-limited interventions according to the care pathway indicated at the point of assessment.
To provide information on available treatment options for people with mental health problems.
To promote self-help, self-management and healthy lifestyles enabling people to build their emotional health and capacity to deal with life events. 1. To monitor treatment and patients progress and provide appropriate feedback to client, supervisors and GPs. 2. To provide support to GP’s, Practice Nurses and other professionals working in primary care to manage patients with both CMI and SMI. 3. To develop and maintain a high standard of nursing care using a liaison model of nursing with a problem solving and evaluation approach. 4. Should a crisis with significant risk be identified ensuring that onward referral and rapid access the acute service pathway and other agencies is facilitated in order to manage risk effectively and ensure that patients receive appropriate care. 5. To signpost patients to appropriate community resources for example the use of employment and vocational services. 6. To develop and maintain a high standard of nursing care using a liaison model of nursing with a problem solving and evaluation approach. 7. Identify any additional conditions which may affect the mental, emotional or physical well being of clients or family and refer to appropriate agencies.