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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse - Assessment Team

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  • Job reference: HQ00092394
    Kingston upon Thames
    Up to £27.33 per hour
    Community Psychiatric Nursing


    Are you interested in a new Registered Mental Health Nurse role?

    Sanctuary Health is currently looking for a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to work full-time within an Assessment Team based in Kingston and Richmond.

    The pay rate for this full-time role is £27.33 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is a 3-month contract.

    Job Duties:
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - Coordinating junior staff and the wider care team in providing hands-on care to service users and evaluating processes of care delivered.
    - 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.
    - Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation working in partnership with service users, wider MDT and family/carers.
    - Ensuring the monitoring and recording service user clinical observations are undertaken, such as physical observations and vital signs and treating or escalating as appropriate any signs or symptoms of deterioration or that does not fulfil the personal parameters to the relevant professional for treatment.
    - Promote healthy lifestyles and give health promotion advice and support.
    - Implementing the principles of 'recovery': encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest. Where appropriate contributing to psychological interventions.
    - Escorting service users, as required, in line with Trust policies.
    - Advocating for service users' needs and rights within Trust policy. Encouraging and empowering service users to have an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programme of care.

    Requirements of the Community Psychiatric Nurse:
    - Valid NMC registration under Mental Health.
    - Experience working within a similar role would be highly desirable.
    - A degree or equivalent within Mental Health Nursing (RMN trained).
    - Community Mental Health Nursing experience.

    This Community Psychiatric Nurse job is advertised by Deane Garrard; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

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