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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
Avon and Wiltshire NHS Trust
North Wiltshire Intensive Service
Green Lane Hospital, Marshall Road, Devizes SN10 5DS
Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
Start Date ASAP - 3 Months (Chance of extension as well)
£27ph Weekdays

Adult Intensive Services offer rapid assessment and treatment for people who are experiencing a mental health emergency. Each team across the region provides proactive and intensive support to avoid the symptoms of a mental health emergency getting worse. The aim of the service is to offer treatment and care in an individual's own home as an alternative to hospital admission.

Main responsibilities

Triaging referrals to the service and making recommendations
Complete holistic psychosocial assessments within the community
Completing gatekeeping assessments to facilitate admission when home treatment is not felt to be a viable / safe option
Attend Mental Health Act assessments on Bluebell Place of Safety, and formulate home treatment plans if home treatment is indicated
Implementation of Risk Management and Care Plans for the effective home treatment of Service Users utilising least restrictive practice at every opportunity
Support with medication management and concordance within community
Providing telephone support to service users who ring in during times of crisis

Job Requirements

Must have a mental health nursing qualification and registered with NMC and experience of working in a community mental health team.
Alternatively could hold OT or social work qualification with relevant mental health experience.
Must hold a full UK driving licence. DBS checked.
Have significant experience working within a community setting. Experience working in an Intensive Service and Mental Health Liaison team essential.

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