Our clients in South West London are urgently seeking to recruit a
Locum Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join their
Recovery and Support Service.
Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
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.
Supporting and supervising junior staff to develop the management of care needs through: Initial data collection •
Monitoring of individual service user / patient progress - Feedback and discussion, producing reports and in-care reviews
Devising a plan of care and interventions in partnership with service user, carer and MDT 5. Coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in providing hands-on care to service users and evaluating processes of care delivered. This will include: Undertaking 1-1 engagement with service users in an honest, open and non-judgmental way., recognising and valuing service users as individuals, acknowledging the importance of maintaining the service user’s respect and dignity at all times and ensure that the care provided respects equality and diversity
Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.
Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.