CPN Community Mental Health Nurses - Barnet

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Pulse Nursing is currently supporting the community teams of an NHS Trust based in the Barnet area that is looking for Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurses (CPN).

 The trust provides a diverse range of services for patients in the community, supporting adults who are experiencing both acute and long-term psychological conditions.

This position for Band 6 CPN Mental Health Nurses is temporary full-time (37.5 p/w) vacancy and access to transport is an important aspect of these roles.

Role Responsibilities for CPN:

  1. To provide effective care and specialist advice for older people with mental health needs and their carers, in order to support their wellbeing and recovery.
  2. To liaise with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care
  3. Provide formal, on-going clinical supervision and caseload management supervision to junior and less experienced community mental health staff, as directed.
  4. To undertake duties designed to extend clinical and managerial expertise as delegated by the manager when required. This will include deputising in the absence of the Senior Practitioner.
  5. Carry overall responsibility for the management of a caseload, acting as a care co-ordinator, as defined by the Care Programme Approach (CPA).
  6. Deliver effective care and treatment that is carried out within a multidisciplinary framework and in collaboration with other agencies.
  7. Involve service users and their carers in planning care that includes all of their individual and diverse needs.
  8. Design individual programmes of care collaboratively with patients to maximize self-management and social inclusion and reflect their own goals and aspirations. Review and adjust plans according to changing service user needs.
  9. Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions using developed interpersonal skills such as CBT or psycho-education.
  10. Provide service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information which will assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.
  11. Administer medication, monitor for effects and side-effects, in accordance with NMC Standards and Trust policies.
  12. Facilitate vocational rehabilitation and those aspects of mental health recovery concerning occupation.
  13. Maintain clear, comprehensive and contemporaneous clinical records on all patients in response to personally generated clinical observations, in accordance with professional standards and Trust policies.
  14. Prepare and present clinical reports as required.

What does Pulse offer?

We are able to offer a wealth of benefits and conveniences to all our staff.

We can offer a fast recruitment process with both online and face to face recruitment options available to you. We also have a dedicated re-validation system to assist you when your time is due.

Along with this we offer competitive rates and dedicated consultants, we also have an app – Ipoint, which allows you to book and update your availability on the move.

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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