Community Mental Health Charge Nurse – NHS Scotland – Dunfermline

NHS Scotland

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join West Fife Community Mental Health Team.

This post will be situated within West Fife Community Mental Health Team; this incorporates a wide geographical area within Fife. The geographical area is split between two individual teams, Team 1 & Team 2 between 5 different consultant psychiatrists. A further team has also been allocated for the running of the Electro Convulsive Therapy service & Physical Health Care Monitoring Clinic. The team now works as one large nursing force providing comprehensive patient care, urgent and crisis mental health assessments and Matrix 1 & 2 treatment interventions. The team is undergoing significant changes and development. This post will hold a complex caseload and demonstrate good team working, adaptability and enthusiasm to guide junior staff and the service forward.
Fife’s CMHT’s are undergoing innovative changes to the care and treatment for community-based secondary care patients. We are developing a comprehensive complex-trauma and personality disorder pathway in which we can deliver a skills-based approach through; Safe and Able to Cope, Decider Skills, Emotional Resources Group and are planning the roll-out of Structured Clinical Management which will complete the pathway. Another significant development is the creation of Physical Healthcare Clinics offering: Clozapine, Lithium, and High Dose Monitoring as well as ADHD and Eating Disorder health checks. The CMHT’s continue to provide quality evidence-based interventions for those experiencing major mental illness and disorder.

Applications for this post are invited from experienced RMN’s, who are able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working with adults presenting with a range of mental health problems as well as a sound understanding of their physical health needs that can include prescribed treatment. As an enthusiastic mental health nurse you will join this service and will work within a multi-disciplinary team committed to partnership working with strong links to other secondary care and community services.

The successful applicant will have experience of team working, problem solving, flexibility, high-level communication skills, continuing personal development and change management. The post holder will have day to day responsibility for managing their workload; assessment, care planning, evaluation and delivery of care to patients presenting with a variety of mental health problems in both virtual and face to face settings.

You will receive a comprehensive induction package and supportive educational development. We are committed to supporting learners, clinical supervision and personal development.

For informal enquiries please contact Tom Anderson, Team Lead on 01383 623623 ext 25754 or email [email protected]

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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