Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse – CPN

Wokingham, Berkshire

Contract

  • Hours: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday
  • Salary: Up to £24 per annum
  • Start date: ASAP

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Community Psychiatric Nurse to join as a band 6 to work in Wokingham, Berkshire.

You will be considered for these roles if you have Community Psychiatric Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social work or Mental Health Nurse experience.

Pay rate: £24

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

This vacancy has an initial 3 – 6 month contract likely to be extended.

The management team are highly supportive and will give you all the help you need to feel happy and motivated in your job.

Skills:

  • To work independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team to, assess, plan and implement patient specific programmes of care/interventions under the Care Programme Approach, contributing to the continuous assessment of patients.
  • To undertake complex mental health assessments using your professional knowledge and skills and evidence based practice.
  • To function effectively across a variety of environments (e.g. ward, department, homes etc.) involving changing and demanding conditions To use a comprehensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, their carers and families and colleagues. This may include people who may have difficulties with understanding or communication.
  • To work in partnership with patients to agree goals and treatment proposals, gaining valid informed consent
  • To have a working knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal frameworks: Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, NHS and Community Care Act, National Assistance Act.
  • To work in partnership with patients to assess their progress against mutually agreed goals, amending care plan as appropriate.
  • To deliver a range of therapeutic interventions in line with professional requirements (appendix 1) and in accordance with the job specification
  • To be responsible for own time management and the prioritisation of a caseload.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and managerial supervision and provide practice / clinical supervision to designated registered and non-registered staff within the AMHT.

    Benefits:

    Support from a dedicated consultant with extensive social work experience in your particular region of the country

    LTD, PAYE or Umbrella company payments with our daily payroll system

    Excellent referral scheme – £200 for each successfully placed person

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