BAND 6 - CPN - CHERTSEY, SURREY
4 days- 30 hours a week, main base, in Chertsey, KT16 9FG
•Are you keen to gain specialist skills in the field of community mental health nursing?
•Do you want to develop your assessment skills and skills in person centred care?
•If you are looking for a new challenge, please see below for more information about this exciting opportunity!
We are looking for anexperienced, enthusiastic and innovative qualified CPN to provide high quality services to older people with mental ill health and dementia in the community.
The successful applicant will work in the locality of Surrey.
This exciting role will involve working with a degree of autonomy in conducting detailed assessments and participating in care planning, treatment and other therapeutic interventions for older people with functional or organic illnesses.
You will be working collaboratively with members of a well-established multi-disciplinary team to assist in improving the quality of life for older people with mental health problems, and enable them to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
To work within a community team based within Chertsey, working in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector to facilitate whole system approach to care delivery.
- To deliver a high-quality community nursing service to Older People with mental health problems, in a multi – professional framework.
- To prescribe services that meet the user / carer needs, in conjunction with others.
- To act as key worker / care co-ordinator for named individuals, within the Care Programme Approach process, including Single Assessment
- The ability to work alone
- To provide high standards of care, which are delivered in a professional manner.
- To ensure that the care delivered is based on best practice, and is regularly reviewed.
- To attend and ensure all referrals are passed through CMHT allocation meeting, and assessed for acceptance to the specialist team.
- To ensure all records and reports are kept up-to-date, and up to the standard expected of this grade of nurse, in accordance with the Caldicott Report.
- Keep an accurate, up-to-date diary and record of visits.
- Be responsible for the continuous overall management of a defined caseload.
- To receive and give clinical and management supervision / guidance
- To supervise juniors / other staff in the delivery of care and treatment to individuals and groups
- To support junior staff to manage caseloads effectively
- To act as a positive role model for junior staff, assisting / guiding them in their duties
- To provide information to the Line Manager, if any incidents that may affect the standing or running of the service
- To develop close working relationships with voluntary / statutory services, in particular Social Services and members of the Primary Care Team, and participate in the system of integrated team working
- To support care and nursing homes in caring for their residents, who have mental health problems
- To educate and train junior staff / student nurses and other professionals around competencies of a Community Mental Health Nurse
- To ensure the Post Holder has developed a personal learning plan through approval with their supervisor, thus maintaining high standard based on best practice.
- To participate in the Duty Rota to manage new referrals
-Successful candidates must have a NHS/Private Sector background
-Must have the willingness to contribute to the department and interact with the busy team
-Have Right to Work in the UK
-Able to work Day Shifts(variety of rota's)
-NMC registration required
We will not respond if you do not meet the above criteria
Why should you become part of the Pertemps family:
- Mental Health Nursing job roles across the UK
- Fast track registration
- Your own dedicated recruitment consultant
- Generous referral scheme
- Flexible work options
- Choice of part-time or long-term assignments
- Great selection of Permanent roles
- Assistance with arranging accommodation
- Ongoing support with CPD, Revalidation and Mandatory Training
- True 24/7 on call service
You will be well supported and will have regular supervision and CPD to enhance your knowledge and skills. If you would like more information, please contact Patrice, James or Scott on 0203 22 55 999 option 1.