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Hertfordshire Partnership University

Community Mental Health Nurse Development Post

Job description

An exciting opportunity has risen for the post of a band 5-6 development Community Mental Health Nurse within East Hertfordshire Adult Services . 
We have a number of vacancies within the Adult Community Mental Health Service giving you the opportunity to quickly progress to the next position that you aspire.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person who will be able to support the lead in all aspects and clinically support the nursing team. You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and with strategic intent within the supportive environment of the ACMHS.
As the Community Mental Health Nurse you will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined caseload of people with complex mental health and or social care needs; and maintaining associated records. You will also act as mentor for student nurses as required.  

Main duties of the job
  •  The post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, with direct supervision initially, and then taking responsibility for the assessment of care needs and risk assessment of service
  • users presenting with a wide variety of clinical conditions.
  • To be named care coordinator, and act accordingly when applying care.
  • To respond to any crisis that a service user may advise of, with the aim of promoting independent living in the community.
  • Work with the philosophy to support service users to remain in their own home.
  • Provide education, advice and guidance to service users and their carers and families.
  • Provide a range of clinical interventions and treatments appropriate to the individual needs of service users.
  • Be required to challenge practice that compromises or challenges high quality care to service users.
  • Remain updated with local and national guidelines and policies.
  • Partake in home visits with other professionals such as Consultant Psychiatrist, Specialty Doctors, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Positive Partnership Team, Dietician, Speech and Language Therapist, Intensive Support Team.
  • Partake in clinical and management supervision and attend all Fast Track training sessions including the mid-year and final review.

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