Community Mental Health Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious Community Mental Health Nurse looking for their next challenge.

The Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team supports patients predominantly aged over 65 years who may be experiencing a Functional or Dementia type illness. The team offer short term interventions and crisis support. The role involves working within the Initial Response Services on a rotation basis. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will require a blend of excellent clinical and management skills and be supportive to all team members at all levels, have excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills and enthusiasm for working in an ever-developing busy environment.

About us

We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.

Staff at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trustwork to improve lives with a culture based on four corevalues:

We are kind

We are a team

We are respectful

We are always learning

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Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN/Dip SW/OT)
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
  • In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
  • Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
  • Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of current mental health legislation/policy, including CPA, IAPT, NSF etc...
Experience Essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
  • Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of risk assessment and management
  • Experience of multi-agency working.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess service users' presenting problems and needs, quickly and accurately, under pressure.
  • Ability to determine the most appropriate course of action from a range of available options.
  • Ability to communicate clearly the outcomes of assessment, verbally and in writing.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and communication skills both oral and written
  • Time management and caseload management skills.

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