Mental Health Nurse

London

Permanent

Salary: From £25000 to £26000 per annum

Job description

  • assess and talk to patients about their condition and discuss the best way to plan and deliver their care
  • build relationships with patients to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns
  • ensure the correct administration of medication, including injections, and monitor the results of treatment
  • respond to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempt to understand the source of their discomfort
  • help patients manage their emotions through de-escalation techniques
  • prepare and participate in group and/or one-to-one therapy sessions, both individually and with other health professionals
  • provide evidence-based individual therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety
  • organise social events aimed at developing patient’s social skills and help to reduce their feelings of isolation
  • prepare and maintain patient records and produce care plans and risk assessments
  • make sure that the legal requirements appropriate to a particular setting or group of patients are observed
  • work with patient’s families and carers, to help to educate them and the patient about their mental health problems.

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