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Practice nurse - specialist interest mental health

Band 7

Main area
Mental health / nurse practitioner / nurse prescriber
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
813-899-1122-LB
Site
Darland House
Town
Gillingham
Salary
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum (dependant on NHS experience)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/12/2022 23:59

Do you want to be part of an award winning and dynamic social enterprise that:

  • is renowned for providing high quality care and is ranked ‘Good’ by the CQC;
  • is a for-better-profit organisation, reinvesting any surplus back into our health and care services and our local community;
  • is friendly, ambitious, welcomes innovation and rewards excellence;
  • offers superior benefits; everything you get in the NHS and more;
  • and whose achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our staff across all services?

Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant, community interest company that benefits the communities we serve. So if you want be a part of this, we would love to hear from you.

Job overview

  • Do you have a specialist interest and experience in mental health nursing?
  • Are you registered with the NMC as an RGN or RMN, with an independent prescribing qualification?
  • Are you passionate about supporting people to stay in their homes?

If you answered yes, we’ve got the perfect role for you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for improving care for adult service users and carers, aged 18 and over, across Medway Primary Care Networks. The nurse would work within the GP surgery facilities, providing the following support:

  • Supporting patients recently transferred back to the GP from Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) Secondary Care ensuring patients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), and Dementia, have the best possible chance to remain stable in the community.
  • Carrying out annual reviews and physical health checks for mental health patients in primary care including but not limited to Dementia Annual Reviews, Serious Mental Illness (SMI) reviews.
  • Signposting patients to relevant community services in the community to support mental health recovery.
  • Working with local mental health services and the KMPT Primary Care Mental Health Service, maximizing effectiveness and avoiding duplication of care.
  • Attending community based multi-disciplinary team meetings aligned to their Primary Care Network when required.

Working for our organisation

So what else?

  • This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused - you’ll even have the opportunity to become an MCH shareholder.
  • We encourage staff to get involved in exploring new ways of working and service development, with opportunities for CPD along the way.
  • We’ll provide well established, in-service training, one to one supervision, and appraisals with regular support provided by your clinical lead.
  • You’ll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to receiving your application.

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • Interviews will be held on **date to be confirmed**

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job purpose
The post holder is responsible for improving care for adult service users and carers, aged 18 and over, across Medway Primary Care Networks. The nurse would work within the GP surgery facilities, providing the following support: 
 Support patients recently transferred back to the GP from Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) Secondary Care ensuring patients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), and Dementia, have the best possible chance to remain stable in the community. 
 To carry out annual reviews and physical health checks for mental health patients in primary care including but not limited to Dementia Annual Reviews, Serious Mental Illness (SMI) reviews. 
 Signpost patients to relevant community services in the community to support mental health recovery. 
 Work with local mental health services and the KMPT Primary Care Mental Health Service, maximizing effectiveness and avoiding duplication of care.
 Attend community based multi-disciplinary team meetings aligned to their PrimaryCare Network when required. 


In addition to this, the nurse will also: 
 Work within and adhere to the relevant professional codes of conduct, standards of practice and relevant policies and guidelines. 
 As a health professional take responsibility for developing, planning,
coordinating, delivering and evaluating the service provided to practices 
within the Medway area. The post holder will need to be flexible, 
innovative and proactive in-service development. 
 The post holder is an autonomous practitioner, responsible for provision 
of assessment, interventions, education, and discharge planning of 
clients referred from within the Medway area. 
 The post holder will act as a source of expertise and demonstrate 
advanced knowledge, skill and experience in the management of 
various mental health conditions, using a bio-psychosocial approach. 
 Liaises and supports other health care professionals, multi-agency 
professionals and third sector providers. 
 Required to report on the delivery of the programme against agreed 
targets. 
 To work as part of a team with other primary care nurses and the wider 
primary care workforce, in a variety of community settings where there 
is a requirement to make decisions within local policies and guidelines. 
Key dimensions of the role include:
 Support recovery by pro-actively enabling medically-stable individuals to 
move from secondary to primary care. Support must be personalised to 
patient (and their family/carers) needs and that agreed shared care 
responsibilities are in place and are clearly documented. This will 
include proactively identifying and booking patients in for appointments. 
 Provide support to primary care clinicians and practice staff in the 
management of mental health conditions in primary care. Support the 
effective ‘navigation’ of patients through the various mental health 
systems and services. Ensure that local voluntary sector, health and 
social care provision are used effectively. 
 Liaise with GPs to improve the physical health outcomes of those with a 
long-term mental health condition and the mental health outcomes of 
those with a long-term physical health condition.

Full JD can be found in the attachments 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree in nursing
  • NMC registration
  • Independant prescribing qualification
  • Accredited fieldwork educator
  • Further training relevant to the role at the level of post graduate or MSc equivalent

MCH values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates behaviours in line with all three MCH values

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Specialist interest or experience in mental health nursing
  • Experience of managing projects or leading defined pieces of work
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Experience of audit/research and clinical governance procedures and their application in practice
  • Experience of working in primary care settings
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and students
  • Leadership experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Clare Lux
Job title
Head of service - long term conditions
Email address
clarelux@nhs.net
Telephone number
07890 520295

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
MCH House
Bailey Drive
Gillingham Business Park
Gillingham
ME8 0PZ
Telephone
07796182085