Mental Health Nurse - Intermediate Care Services | Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

33 706 £
Date Placed 11 January


Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse

Intermediate Care Services Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified mental health nurse to join the Intermediate Care Services (ICS) team at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. The post holder will form part of a multi-agency team supporting the hospital to achieve safe, timely and effective discharges from the ward areas. The post holder will be expected to work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide senior mental health nurse advice and expertise in relation to complex discharge planning. They will be responsible for completing comprehensive, holistic assessments and care plans to facilitate safe and timely discharge. The post holder will also support junior members of the team to promote quality and embed the ethos of the ICS.

The post holder will be expected to complete patient visits in the community post discharge in both patient homes and nursing and residential placements to plan for long term care and support. The successful candidate will require baseline knowledge of Continuing Healthcare national framework as assessing for eligibility of such funding is a main requisite of the role.

Applicants should have at least 2 years post registration experience preferably on an acute ward and have experience and knowledge in discharging complex patients and CHC funding and pathways. A knowledge of social services is also desirable to the post. Applicants must hold a registered mental health nurse qualification. Candidates must be able to travel in the borough and surrounding areas and have access to a car for this purpose.

If you would like any further information please contact Kerrie Thorne on 01922 721172 ext 6439.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children’s Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.
• Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to holistically assess patients of a defined client group, instigating therapeutic treatments, including extended and supplementary prescribing, based on best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.
• To be responsible for initial and re-assessments for patients referred into the service.
• Support allocated G.P on weekly visits to nursing homes when appropriate to role.
• Attend weekly multi-disciplinary meetings to assist in discharge planning and arrange provision of ongoing care, to assist patients efficiently through their pathway.
• Organise and manage caseload demonstrating the ability to prioritise, on a daily basis.
• The post holder will be required to assess for Continuing Health Care (CHC) and Funded Nursing Care (FNC).