Band 6 Community Nurse - Crisis Home Treatment
Trust: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT)
Role: Community Mental Health Nurse
Location: Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin area
The Urgent Care team, part of Shropshire Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team, are looking for a Band 6 Community Nurse for a 3 month placement.
- Band 6 Community Nurse
- Part time - 3 days a week
- 07:45 - 20:15 shift work on a rota basis working over night as needed
- Community nursing experience essential
- Driving licence required
Assessing a mental health crisis and delivering safe and effective home treatment for service users in accordance with their care plan and risk assessment. Assessing people who present to our local acute trust, facilitate a holistic assessment along with robust safe discharging plan and risk management.
Crisis Mental Health practitioners have a crucial role in assessing mental health crisis in individuals referred to the service and supporting the delivery of safe and effective home treatment for an identified group and in accordance with that persons' wellbeing and recovery action plan. The main purpose of the role is to provide mental health assessment, risk assessment and treatment, with the primary focus of the work being the high quality assessment and treatment of patients presenting with a mental health issue within a physical healthcare setting, may have physical health conditions impacting upon their mental health.
The post holder will work directly with service users with mental health needs and their families, carrying out assessments (including risk management) and effective treatment and/or interventions, with the aim of helping people participate in normal family and community activities and to facilitate positive outcomes of care in relation to the person's mental health needs.
The post holder will participate in the delivery of the agreed aims and objectives of the service and identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved. They will assist in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care to service users referred to the team. They will implement agreed systems for the monitoring of effectiveness of care. They will participate in the education and management of junior staff.
They will also be expected to work flexibly working across pathways, dependent on skill and service need and be available to external professionals and carers to offer advice, signposting and guidance (especially in relation to urgency and risk) associated with people's mental health and emotional wellbeing.
If you require additional information, please contact: Jamie.Redpath@medacs.com or call: 01785 256434 opt.1 opt.3