Community mental health nurse

  • Essex
  • Up to £27 per hour
  • Contract
  • Band 6

Posted March 18, 2024

Job title: Registered community mental health nurse

Band: Band 6

Location: Epping

Hours: Day shift

Rates: £27 per hour

To be considered for this role you need a minimum of 6 months NHS experience within the last 2 years.

Job description:

Athona’s Nursing division is currently recruiting for agency mental health nurses for shift work, with an opportunity based in Epping. Day shift only.

The role will be commencing on the ASAP and will be ongoing.

To be considered for this post applicants will need:

  • Full NMC registration
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Community experience required

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide and oversee the management and care of service users
  • Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage the maintenance of records on all service users in line with your professional Code of Conduct and Trust policy
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments: formulating personalised care plans which reflect the needs of the service user, their family and wider support networks
  • Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service user’s environment
  • Attend the weekly Multidisciplinary team meeting
  • Report and document incidents as required
  • Conduct and oversee physical health care checks and act upon the findings
  • Act as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Practitioner
  • Responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy
  • Responsible for ensuring the safe transportation and storage of medicines, checking receipt and storage
  • Provide education around the medication prescribed, side effects, actions and aids to compliance
  • Provide education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness and training packages for staff
  • Provide psycho-social interventions, education and support to develop service users and their carer’s understanding of mental illness with the aim to prevent relapse and admission
  • Provide practical support, guidance and education for service users and their carers
  • Undertake carers assessments in line with the Trust’s Key Performance Indicators
  • Undertake Mental Health Nursing Needs Assessments – contributing to Self-Directed Support assessments/packages
  • Be competent in the use of relevant screening and assessment tools and supervise lower banded staff to undertake this function
  • Provide comprehensive assessment, care planning, treatment and review of care in line with the requirements of the Mental Health Clusters and Care Act
  • Provide formulation, delivery and review of individualised evidence-based care/care packages in accordance to NICE guidelines: including non-medication strategies

Why Athona:

Athona is one of the UKs leading on-framework healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. After almost two decades in the business, we pride ourselves on taking great care and detail in every candidate that we place, and we believe that there is an art to being a good recruiter. This is what we call, ‘The Art of Recruitment.’

  • Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
  • One point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support available
  • We’re CPD accredited
  • Industry-leading revalidation and appraisal support team
  • Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
  • Referral scheme – receive up to £200 for every nurse recommendation

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