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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Reading Adult CMHT
Prospect Park House, Honey End Ln, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 4EJ
Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
£27ph Weekdays


Actively participating in the patient programme of care and treatment with other members of the
team to provide skilled nursing care to a high standard.
Taking on the role of duty worker in co-ordinating the service as delegated by the Team Leaders.
Working alongside service users to identify their needs and goals utilising the RiO assessment, Trust agreed outcomes measures and the Wellness, Recovery Action Plan.
Key working/care-co-ordinating service users: managing own caseload.
To teach/coach and supervise junior staff within the CMHT as required.
Organising regular individual review meetings and ensuring that all treatment/care programmes
achieve the agreed goals.
To positively promote independent living of service users within the community by promoting
independent daily living within the local community ('living ordinary lives') through regular and
practical support to individuals and their carers.
To help service users gain access to resources including benefits and welfare rights and provide
information to enable individuals to access appropriate health and social care (including healthy
living and promoting healthy living).
To attend service user's outpatients/appointments and ward rounds as required.
To plan and implement programmes of therapy, activity and/or leisure and support with daily
living by working with a Recovery approach e.g., social inclusion.
Administering medication/complying with the nursing responsibilities under the Medicines Act
1968; the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; the local area of Drugs Policy, and the Trust Care of Drugs
Ensuring high standards of communication with service users, relatives, and staff from all
Expanding knowledge base/skills in therapies identified to meet service users' needs e.g.,
cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and phlebotomy etc.

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting a contract with SCS.

Furthermore, if you know anyone looking for work and you refer them across, we offer a £250 referral bonus per person.

If this is of interest, please just respond to this email with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963