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Lead Nurse - In-Reach & Home Treatment Team, Older Adult Crisis

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join the Older Adult In-reach and Home Treatment Team, based in South Derbyshire/City.

The primary goal of the service is to support older adults within their own homes who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health, to prevent hospital admission where possible, and in-reach to those already in hospital, facilitating early discharge.

The IRHTT takes a person centred approach to support those living with complex functional mental illness in the community.

The team includes a multitude of different professionals to ensure a holistic experience for the service user, including Occupational Therapists, Specialist Support Workers, Nurses, a Psychologist and a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within the community.
  • As a senior registered practitioner they are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.
  • MDT working, liaising with a multitude of different professionals and agencies, in particular Primary Care and Adult Social Care
  • Completing initial assessments when patients are referred into the service
  • Assessing risk and formulating safety plans accordingly
  • Formulating person centred and holistic care plans with a focus on non-pharmoclogical interventions
  • In-reaching to inpatient wards and visiting patients residing in 24hour care settings
  • Putting into practise the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health where appropriate
  • Working closely with carers and relatives to offer support and improve the provision of care for the service user
  • Undertaking the Duty role, triaging referrals, allocating visits, preparing and delivering handovers, ensuring staff are safe and well
  • Using the EPR to ensure care is documented

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Our service covers South Derbyshire / City, there is an expectation the post holder will be able to travel independently around this area, and occasionally outside of this area if required to.

There is an expectation that as a Lead Nurse, you will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty and formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions where appropriate.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT and have close links with the Community Mental Health Teams, GPs and social care.

We are also co-located with our established, Dementia Rapid Response Team.

Professional development and further learning is encouraged and you will receive robust clinical and managerial supervision, along with wider support and training in-house within the team.

You will also be expected to provide supervision to team members.

The team currently works a shift pattern covering, Monday-Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm; and 9am - 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

The team covers 365 days a year, the ability to work shifts is essential.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • 2 Years post qualification nursing experience
  • Registered Mental health Nurse - NMC
  • Community experience
  • Experience working with Older Adults experiencing functional mental health problems
qualification Essential
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake this
  • Supervision trained
  • Mentorship/SSSA trained
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA/Capacity act/Legal frameworks
  • Able to drive and has the means to travel around the community
  • Able to work Independently
  • Aware of own Limitations
  • Good clinical assessment skills
  • Good demonstration of risk assessment skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of functional illness
  • Evidence of effective risk management working
  • Good IT skills/ knowledge of computer systems.

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