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    Vacancies for Community Psychiatric Nurses – Royal Hospital Chelsea (x1) & Dundee (x1)

    We are recruiting for two CPNs, one for our existing project at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London and one for our new project in Dundee which opens later this year.

    You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team providing mental health assessments to Ex Servicemen/women.  An experience of working with Armed Forces Veterans or in-depth knowledge of the client group is preferable.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a well-developed knowledge of care of adults with mental health problems coupled with sound organisational skills are essential for this post.  You will provide clinical supervision to the Horticultural Therapists (HT) as well as peer supervision with the established Nursing Team.  The ability to work on your own initiative is a must for this post as well as managing a complex caseload.  It is essential that you are an NMC registered Mental Health Nurse with relevant post registration experience within similar clinical setting desirable.  This post requires PVG Scheme Membership.

    Please contact admin@gardeningleave.org for recruitment package. Closing date 15 August 2014.

     

    Job Title:  Mental Health Nurse Assessors, CPNs

    Locations: Gardening Leave Chelsea, The Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR x 1

    Gardening Leave Dundee, Dudhope Park, Dundee x 1

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    ·      Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

    ·      Complete Mental Health Assessments/Risk Assessments to ascertain veterans’ suitability for Gardening Leave

    ·      Complete Exit Interviews

    ·      Manage own caseload

    ·      Provide Clinical Supervision to Horticulture Therapists and Peer Supervision

    ·      Provide emergency guidelines to veterans/staff when required

    ·      Attend staff meetings

    ·      Meet with referrers to educate on service provided – referral processes etc

    ·      Be able to travel to other GL sites when necessary (as appropriate)

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    ·      Must be an NMC registered Mental Health Nurse

    ·      Must have knowledge/previous working experience of client group

    ·      Must have good understanding of Horticultural Therapy

    ·      Work towards Goal Attainment Scales

    ·      Must have effective communication skills

    ·      Must have to ability to manage own caseload

    ·      Must have a good level of IT knowledge

     

     

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