Community Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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This post is being advertised to address a temporary until 31st March 2023 need however the Trust has made the commitment to offer Registered Nurses a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered (this does not apply to other registered professions). Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

Applicants are invited to apply for a new and exciting opportunity to work within Durham County Council's 14-25 Navigation Team. The team work with children and young adults with complex needs including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and mental health difficulties to achieve a high quality of life and optimum health.

This role will provide an excellent opportunity for candidates to contribute to the integration of our team, working alongside Social Workers to ensure appropriate health provision is in place as the child / young person transitions from Children to Adult services.

This unique role provides the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience across health and social care, in both children and adult services. The experience gained will undoubtedly contribute to professional development and evidence excellent leadership skills for those wanting to further progress their career.

The role is based at Durham Leadership Centre, Spennymoor however the team adopt a hybrid model of working.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of children and young people by ensuring holistic, person centred care and support.

To lead upon strengthening the transition of children and young people requiring a commissioned service into adulthood.

To consider the child / young person's health needs and ensure they are on the correct pathway in relation to health provision.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients and their carers.

To promote integrated and mutli-agency working to ensure the needs of the child / young person are met.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for client care, undertaking a range of interventions in a variety of community settings.

To support discharge planning for children and young people detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).

To contribute to the development and learning of social care colleagues through providing clinical advice and guidance.

To assess, construct, monitor and review the care and support an individual requires.

To promote social inclusion and independence.

To demonstrate an awareness of key legislative frameworks that cover both children and adult services including the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Children Act (1989, 2004) and the Mental Health Act (1983).

To be responsible for recognising the potential signs of harm, abuse or neglect and report accordingly.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

The post is being advertised following investment from the Community Mental Health Framework. Funding has been approved until 31st March 2023at present however there may be the opportunity for this post to be extended.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification that details the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Alternative Contact

Katherine Ramshaw

Assistant Team Manager

14-25 Navigation Team

Durham Leadership Centre

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DL16 6YP

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • oRecognised professional qualification with registration
  • oWillingness to undertake further training in Psychological Interventions as well as other personal and professional developments specific to the role
Experience Essential
  • oSubstantial experience in working in mental health post qualifying
  • oProven experience in assessment of mental health problems
  • oSupervision of other staff
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • oAbility to motivate and drive other team members

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