Community Mental Health Nurse

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
7 Jun 2021
6 Jul 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.

To support and uphold the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all times.

To support the implementation of current and future Nursing Strategy.

To promote and to adhere to KMPTs strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines.

To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.

To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting e.g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management, etc.

To practise safely by being aware of and educating on the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and treatments.

To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others safe.

To provide educational support to optimise health and wellbeing; promoting self-care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where appropriate.

To safely manage and administer medications and monitor their effects.

To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting e.g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management etc.

Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patient's current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.

Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.

Supporting and carrying out therapeutic observations as required and instructed.

To coordinate and make recommendations to the care plan process.

To mentor, supervise and line manage staff.

To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.

Promoting a healthy, safe and secure environment by adhering to Trust statutory health and safety requirements and maintaining confidentiality of information at all times in compliance with Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidance.

Acting as a role model and supporting new team members through demonstration and explanation of tasks and techniques.

Facilitating, supporting and assessing staff undergoing personal and/or professional development.

Undertake and maintain all essential training to role.

Working confidently in a variety of environments according to changing service needs which present different challenges whilst continuing to act in a professional manner.

Balancing all aspects of the job role across the 7 day working pattern.

Being flexible and responsive to competing demands to ensure safe delivery of services.

Supporting patients to function to their optimal ability in their environment. This will range from encouraging self care to providing total physical care depending on the needs of the patient.

Maintaining and promoting a safe environment taking account of infection control and identifying and reporting hazards and risks in a timely manner.

Escorting and transporting patients as required as part of their care plan.

Driving unit vehicles as per needs of the service and as individual capabilities allow.

Depending on the environment, serving food/assisting with cooking and promoting healthy choices as required to meet individual care plan needs.

Working a full range of shifts as per the requirements of the service. May also be required, at times, to work at other Trust units and/or sites.

Physically able to carry out all duties required of the care setting, following successful completion of physical interventions training as required.

Qualified and registered as an RMN with the approval to practice in the UK.

Completed and signed off preceptorship.

To have trained as a Practice Assessor, to be able to practice assess students.

Supervise and appraise junior staff.

To have demonstrable advanced skills in Mental Health assessment formulation, risk assessment and care planning.

Work within the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and any other legislation relevant to the role.

To have knowledge of the Care Act and its implications for practice.

Undertaking all relevant training and participating in regular management/clinical supervision and annual appraisal.

Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

Ability to travel between Trust sites in a timely manner.

Computer literate.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria

  • Appropriate professional qualification
  • Registered

Desirable criteria
  • Practice educator / nursing mentor
  • Other relevant training / qualifications

KmowledgeEssential criteria
  • Knowledge of mental health act / capacity act
  • Demonst

Ref: GS222B

Job Details

Community Mental Health Nurse

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
7 Jun 2021
6 Jul 2021

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