Specialist Nurse Mental Health in Learning Disabilities

Ashford, Kent, England
TN23 4XZ
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
27 Apr 2021
Closes
26 May 2021

Job Description

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • RNLD and/or RMN current NMC registration.
  • At least two year's post-qualification practice in Learning Disabilities or Mental Health

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post registration training related to the provision of mental health of learning disabilities or other evidenced based therapies Mentorship/ENB 998 Qualification or equivalent


ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Experience of providing thorough baseline assessments and case formulation
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with service users with learning disabilities, behavioural difficulties, severe and enduring mental illness, depression, anxiety and personality disorder in a planned manner and when acutely unwell or in crisis
  • Evidence of the knowledge and use of relevant NICE guidelines and of evidence based interventions relating to the care of mental health of learning disability service users.
  • Experience of care co-ordination under CPA
  • Experience of delivering training sessions to a variety of audiences

Desirable criteria
  • At least two year's post-qualification practice in Mental Health
  • Experience of working in a community setting and the ability to undertake home visits/attend various clinical sites as required
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical assessment skills, risk assessment and risk management skills


Skills And AbilitiesEssential criteria
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with service users, carers and colleagues
  • Ability to work within a framework of clinical competencies and ethics Ability to prioritise and to work effectively on own initiative as well as within a team Good documentation skills and the ability to communicate clearly in writing.
  • Understanding and experience of supervision

Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • A working knowledge of mental disorders, treatment options and approaches, and assessment frameworks
  • A good knowledge and understanding of CPA and Care Coordination
  • A working knowledge of: Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007), Code of Practice 2008, NHS and Community Care Act 1989, Carers' Recognition and Services Act 1997 Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of current government policy and relevant legislation concerning the provision of community learning disability mental health care; and NHS procedures and NICE guidelines
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to information sharing and confidentiality
  • Ability to work in partnership with service users and carers in the planning and delivery of care
  • Ability and willingness to provide care that is sensitive to the needs of diverse groups


Personal QualitiesEssential criteria
  • Willingness to attend regular training opportunities
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Health appropriate with the needs of the job
  • Ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day

Ref: JD271A

Job Details

Specialist Nurse Mental Health in Learning Disabilities

Ashford, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
27 Apr 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
26 May 2021

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