This will be an exciting role which will lead on running the Clozapine Clinic and Depot Clinics on behalf of the South Westminster Hub and holding a small caseload of stable depot patients with a view to facilitate their transfer back to primary care. This member of staff will also be the nominated Physical Health lead for the team, working with others in the team to ensure all patients have had their yearly physical health checks and follow up interventions.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Main duties of the job
This person will be a qualified mental health nurse with extensive post registration experience. The successful applicant should have a keen interest in supporting the physical health of patients with mental illness and will be supported, if interested, to complete their non-medical prescribing qualifications
Working for our organisation
This role will be based in the South Westminster Mental Health Hub. This is a friendly team with a real community spirit. The office is based near Victoria with excellent transport links to the city.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
South Westminster Clozapine and Depot Clinics Lead
POCHI operational policies and is in line with evidence-based practice.
paused or cancelled when no longer required
times and take appropriate action when a child or adult is felt to be at risk or in need.
To use excellent communication skills and to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families and carers who may at times be in situations of emotional distress.
To be aware of how your verbal and non-verbal communication can be interpreted by others and ensure a polite approach is maintained at all times.
To develop and maintain effective working relationships and networks with colleagues within mental health services, primary care, voluntary agencies and other partner agencies to ensure well – co-ordinated care.
To actively participate in Inpatient and Community team meetings and clinical reviews, as required, to help promote team cohesiveness, multidisciplinary working and collaboration with colleagues in all parts of the Trust.
To use these forums to problem-solve and identify risk and concerns with the team and ensure agreed decisions are implemented and documented.
To ensure that views of all service users are effectively sought, channelled and acted upon, including the efficient processing of complaints or untoward incidents in accordance with the Trust policy.
To maintain accurate and up-to-date records utilising electronic media as necessary, and ensuring any hand written documentation is legible and in accordance with professional guidelines and best practice.
To maintain statistical information records required by the Trust for reporting on Performance Management.
To complete agreed audit and evaluation measures and provide and collate information relevant to performance management as requested.
Education and Qualifications
Skills and knowledge
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.
Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.
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