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Specialist Community Mental Health Nurse (Older People's CMHT)

The Bridlington, Driffield & Holderness Older People's Mental Health Team currently has a vacancy for a Band 6 Nurse. Although the team office base is at East House in Bridlington, the team embraces agile working, enabling staff to work from home or other locations were appropriate within the locality including Trust bases in Driffield and Rosedale Health Unit in Hedon. Agile working enables greater efficiency and therefore the successful candidate will need to be self-disciplined and flexible in their approach to work, whilst maintaining a sound team working ethic.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Nurse with experience of working with Older Adults to join our busy team. The post offers full time hours however, this can be negotiated if required and flexible working arrangements can be discussed to promote positive work life balance and family friendly hours. Ability to travel is essential due to the large geographical area we cover, from the outskirts of sunny Bridlington through to the beautiful villages of Holderness, Driffield and the Yorkshire Wolds.

The post offer an excellent and exciting opportunity to develop clinical leadership expertise and will allow scope for personal and professional development within a friendly and supported environment.

Main duties of the job

The applicant will be expected to have specialist nursing knowledge of working with older people with organic and functional mental health issues. As a senior clinical member of the team your duties will include acting as a care co-ordinator within the multi- disciplinary team and to provide education and advice to other professionals, clients and carers and manage a complex case load.

You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by supporting the Band 7 in their absence and deal with team issues, provide supervision of nursing staff and also cover for peers when absent. You will lead and participate in the development of staff through appraisal and clinical supervision. Participate and work alongside the Band 7 Team Leader to ensure team activity is monitored in accordance with the activity monitoring system.

You will provide nursing interventions across teams in order to support the wider community services as required by patient need and demand. The applicant will be expected to have knowledge in mental health conditions, including Dementia and experience in this area would be an advantage, additional training and support will be given.

You will be key to implementing national and local policies within the service. You will have an in-depth knowledge of person centred thinking and be able to demonstrate this throughout your practice.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifiactions & Knowledge


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse of the live NMC register
  • Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate advanced level of practice


  • Evidence of CPD or experiential learning at an advanced level e.g. Post graduate/Masters level
  • Leadership Qualification/Experience



  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice nursing skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development


  • Demonstrable experience of working in the specific field where the post is held

Skills And Competencies


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Good time management skills


  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of the Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


East House

38 St Johns Avenue


YO16 4NG

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