The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.
We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.
We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.Main duties of the job
The CRHT team provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes. We also work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis. The service 'gate keeps' all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our team aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment.
Our team will also support planned admissions to wards when required, facilitate discharges, and work closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.
Mental health nurses in the team have the opportunity to take on additional training and development in any area of the service they are particularly interested in, and all are supported by an excellent mentor and preceptorship service when they first join.About us
Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.
As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.
We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.
Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.
We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.
If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!
#TeamNottsHCJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesCrisis Resolution Home Treatment Clinical Nurse Lead/Specialist Prescriber
Position based at Sherwood Oaks Hospital
As part of our current local transformation work Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to develop improved Crisis Home Resolution services in the Mid Notts area. We provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes, which include self-referral and work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis.
The service gate keeps all admissions to acute mental health wards and our crisis house, and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment. Where required, the team support planned admission to wards and facilitates timely discharge from inpatient care, working closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.
We are seeking Clinical Nurse Leads/Specialist Prescribers to join our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers providing rapid response for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis
Suitable applicants will:
- be a qualified RMN or equivalent qualified health professional with an additional Non- Medical prescribing qualification or be willing to undertake the non medical prescribing Course.
- have experience of working with people with mental health problems in an acute health care/community setting
- be required to assess, the needs of individuals when they are acutely unwell and expected to lead, promote and support a prescribing service as an integral part of the care delivered by CRHT
- act as gatekeeper to all psychiatric admissions and support and manage patient flow through the urgent care system
- have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, be reliable and motivated
- be able to demonstrate high functioning in risk management
- will be expected to participate in the provision of specialised mental health assessments and developing pharmacological treatment plans as an autonomous practitioner
- in collaboration with the team leader, monitor and lead improvements to standards of care though, supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidenced based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership
- be a compassionate, person-centred individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approach to helping service users experiencing a mental health crisis
- be committed to delivery of mental health care in the least restrictive environment
- be able to work 24/7 365 days a year rota with the other staff in the team
- hold full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Appointed applicants will have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Qualified RMN or equivalent qualified health professional with an additional Non-medical Prescribing qualification or be willing to undertake the non-medical prescribing course'
- Experience of MDT working
- Community mental health experience
- Extensive experience of risk assessment and risk management
- Able to lead on clinical decisions/ projects and offer support > and guidance to other professionals/ junior staff
- Experience of Community working
- Ability to manage complex decision making in a timely manner
Values and BehavioursEssential
- Knowledge and understanding of acute mental health needs.
- To be able to articulate and clearly rationalise decision making > > processes.
- Ability to remain calm and patient in stressful situations.
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload including
Employer detailsEmployer name
- All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
- All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Sherwood Oaks Hospital
Southwell Road West
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