Registered Mental Health Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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This role is only suitable for registered mental health and/or learning disability nurses, please do not apply if you do not have a relevant qualification.

The LYPFT Care Homes Service is seeking an experienced Band 5 Registered Nurse to join a small, friendly service that directly supports older people with complex dementia /mental health needs residing in a Leeds care home. The service is provided by registered Nurses and Occupational Therapists with a background and specialist knowledge and skill in mental health & dementia. Broadly, the model of service delivery includes: care coordination; timely assessment, role modelling appropriate behaviours / techniques, education for care staff tailored to the needs of the individual service user, fast access to mental health, psychology and pharmacological advice.

The job requires successful applicants to provide tailored, clinical assessment and interventions to care home residents presenting with challenging and complex needs. Through multidisciplinary working, we provide care homes with comprehensive care plans, and support them in to implementing changes to improve mental health & wellbeing, and to reduce risk.

The intensive care homes treatment team works with a shared caseload of service users needing responsive and urgent assessment, support, and interventions. The team provides support during the transition from hospital to care home and to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

Main duties of the job

The job requires successful applicant to undertake the role of Care Coordinator and to provide tailored, clinical assessment and intervention to care home residents to support care homes with more complex residents.

We have recently embraced the CLEAR dementia strategy, developed in Northern Ireland and our ethos is underpinned by person-centred dementia care. You will be part of an MDT consisting of enthusiastic occupational therapists, nurses and psychologist, with medical support from sector Consultant Psychiatrists and their colleagues.

These are challenging and rewarding roles requiring liaison with care home staff, social workers, inpatient wards at The Mount (Older Peoples Mental Health Inpatient Unit) and LTHT (Leeds General Hospitals), as well as direct contact and assessment of older people in care homes and liaison with their families and carers

The Intensive Care Homes Treatment service operates over 7 days, 08.00-20.30 hours weekdays and 10.00-18.00 hours weekends and bank holidays

You would be supported in developing and furthering your professional skills. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Please do contact Sarah Flounders, CTM (Clinical Team Manager) RMN, Tel 07980 969848, Lesley Bass, Band 6 RMN ICHTT, Tel 07985803966, for more information and to arrange a visit to the service.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Communication/Relationships - The post holder is expected to demonstrate articulate and effective written and verbal communication skills, with service users and their carers and a wide range of other people/professionals.
  • I.T. - The post holder must maintain and produce detailed contemporaneous and accurate records and reports, in accordance with agreed procedures. IT literacy skills and the ability to work with electronic care records.

Knowledge, skills, experience Must hold a Registered Nurse Qualification for Mental Health with a live NMC registration. Must have experience and knowledge of the problems and difficulties experienced by older people with mental health illness. Must have an understanding
  • of the MHA, MCA and DOLS. Knowledge / experience of partnership working with other services. Must have a good working knowledge of psychological approaches in mental health. (Has an understanding of the relevant skills required and a commitment to developing skills in psychological thinking and interventions (appropriate to skill level and in line with the serviced integrated care pathways). The post holder will engage in the learning of student nurses, professionals, carers and service users and support/supervise junior staff.
  • Development The post holder will participate in service development and ensure that own continuing professional development is undertaken.
  • Planning and Organisational Skills - Ability to assess and plan to meet complex needs and manage complex situations

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RN (MH) NMC registered
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with Older People Demonstrates a passion for working with Older people with Dementia and other mental health needs
Skills Essential
  • Is able to work flexibly and demonstrates ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care and communicate their findings using both written and verbal skills. Including Risk assessment.
  • Car Driver essential

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