Our clients in Surrey and Borders are urgently seeking to recruit a Band 7 Senior Nurse to join their Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS)
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical supervision to all Band 6 grade nursing staff, and lower grades staff where appropriate. They will provide specialist mental health advice and education to primary care colleagues. The post holder will provide a holistic, autonomous nursing care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings. These meetings will include a review of patients within the practice/service with mental health problems.
The post holder will facilitate clinical sessions and assess /triage clients/patients according to agreed assessment tools, offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client / patients and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies. They will facilitate the transfer of patients between primary and secondary care and between the different specialist teams within the Trust and to care coordinate clients on both standard and enhanced CPA.
The post holder will lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care and will advise the service manager on issues which endanger standards of practice within their specific area of practice.
The post holder will be responsible for their own nursing practice in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council Guidelines and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain their professional competence.
The post holder will be a mentor and adviser for student nurses and will work closely with Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of their educational programmes. They will provide clinical leadership for the nurses in their specific area of practice, providing advice on all nursing issues and to act as a resource person for other professionals within that service.
The post holder will identify and facilitate nurses updating their professional knowledge and skills.
The post holder will deputise in the absence of the Service Manager. This will include budgetary, signatory for signing time sheet, invoices, mileage forms, Safeguarding Adult issues, annual leave forms, order and stock of all medical supplies and oversight of the Team Duty and Triage processes.
In the absence of the Service Manager the post holder will be responsible for delegating duties to other members of the team and taking a lead on the day to day running of the team, undertaking management responsibilities as requested.