Service Care Solutions Ltd

Band 6 CN - OP Guildford & Waverley

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
Surrey and Borders partnership NHS Trust
Older Person's CMHT Guildford & Waverley
Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford GU2 7LX
Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 (3 Days in the office and 2 days WFH)
ASAP for 3 months with potential extension

The Older People's Community Mental Health Team offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for people over 65 who present with functional mental health illnesses; deterioration in cognition and/or dementia.

Access to the service is via a single point of access, whereby all referrals are discussed by the multi-disciplinary team and the most appropriate range of assessment/treatment and support offered.

Main duties of the job

To act as key worker / care co-ordinator for named individuals, within the Care Programme Approach process, including Single Assessment
The ability to work alone
To provide high standards of care, which are delivered in a professional manner.
To ensure that the care delivered is based on best practice, and is regularly reviewed.
To ensure all records and reports are kept up-to-date, and up to the standard expected of this grade of nurse, in accordance with the Caldicott Report.
Keep an accurate, up-to-date diary and record of visits.
Be responsible for the continuous overall management of a defined caseload.
To receive and give clinical and management supervision / guidance
To supervise juniors / other staff in the delivery of care and treatment to individuals and groups
To support junior staff to manage caseloads effectively
To act as a positive role model for junior staff, assisting / guiding them in their duties
To provide information to the Line Manager, if any incidents that may affect the standing or running of the service
To develop close working relationships with voluntary / statutory services, in particular Social Services and members of the Primary Care Team, and participate in the system of integrated team working
To educate and train junior staff / student nurses and other professionals around competencies of a Community Mental Health Nurse
To participate in the Duty Rota to manage new referrals

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting a contract with SCS.

Furthermore, if you know anyone looking for work and you refer them across, we offer a £250 referral bonus per person.

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