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Registered Mental Health Nurse -

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

As a Metal Health Nurse, you will provide healthcare and support for people with serious mental illness along a recovery pathway influenced by a psychosocial intervention framework. We assess, plan, implement and evaluate in quality driven healthcare records.

We ensure the people we support can move along a pathway towards independence at their own pace and build their coping and lifestyle skills gradually within a therapeutic environment.

We are looking for nurses who share our values and are committed to driving the organisation’s purpose through the shared vision of our people.

Responsibilities include: -

  • To take charge of the service in the absence of the Clinical Lead and Senior Nurse Practitioner to ensure its smooth running and that standards of care are maintained

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes with service users, and to ensure that support is provided in accordance with individual plans for the people we support

  • To establish and maintain good relationships between the people we support, relatives and staff

  • To ensure the delivery of an individualised treatment plan for the people we support

  • To deliver on medication management as per the company Policies and Procedures for Medicine Management, NMC and The Care Quality Commission

  • An interest in mental health rehabilitation and promoting independence would help, however, skills can be transferred across from other professional training.

  • You may be involved in clinical reviews with our Responsible Clinician and liaise with GPs, MDTS and families. A full Supervision/Appraisal approach will be available. Daily support and guidance is available from peers and supervisors

Required Skills and Experience

  • You will need to hold a current Registered Nurse, Mental Health qualification and ideally have experience of working with service users along a pathway to promote their independence and manage their own mental health.

  • Candidates must have a valid NMC Pin Number

  • Knowledge of the MHA (1983) would be an advantage. However, updated training will be given.

  • Be able to delegate duties and lead a team of Support Workers on shift.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and utilise Person Centred Approach at all times.

  • Be able to work within a team and be able to use initiative and best practice

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