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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
Southern health NHS Trust
Adult CMHT
The Bridge Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7PJ
Monday - Friday (37.5 Hours) 09:00-17:00

Job responsibilities

*To lead the clinical management of a designated group of service users.

*To allocate work to junior colleagues, reviewing progress and agreed outcomes.

*To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of service users, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.

*To work as a member of the multi disciplinary team in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in service users' health.

*To identify and ensure the provision of the necessary physical care to service users, to help them complete daily living activities, ie: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, manual handling, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations.

*To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

*To identify and provide appropriate intervention and emotional support for service users.

*To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

*To ensure prescribed physical observations are undertaken as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately.

*To work with service users and carers across the adult age range.

*To work in flexible ways with service users who may be difficult to engage or demonstrate a degree of diagnostic uncertainty.

*To undertake direct work with service users and their families, including formulating care plans, crisis management, and advocacy.

*To be confident in using social inclusion, person centred and recovery focussed models of care.

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting this contract this will be paid out to you after 150 hours completed (4 Weeks)

If you know anyone who may be interested in the position we can also offer a £250 referral fee

If this is of interest, please just respond to this email or call Jake on 01772 208963.