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Community Psychiatric Nurse / Occupational Therapist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024
Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse / Occupational Therapist

37.5 hours per week, 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join our MHSOP Intensive Home Treatment Team within the City. We provide assessment, treatment and support for service users of any age with a diagnosis of a dementia or people over the age of 65 with a mental health condition within an 8 week time frame.

The team provides specialist assessment, therapy & treatment, working to an individually tailored care plan to adopt a flexible, patient-centred approach enabling the older person with mental health difficulties to engage in services available to them and to lead as independent a life as possible.

Delivered in people's own homes within the community, the service makes every effort to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and facilitates the opportunity for people to return home following a hospital admission or period in residential care.

There will be an expectation that the team will work closely with current Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) in the locality and also with the CRHT's.

There will be an expectation that the Band 6 Clinician will be the duty worker for the team.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 CPN/OT your main duties will be

To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health conditions and people with a dementia diagnosis.

To provide intensive support to patients within their own community setting.

To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will provide Community Mental Health nursing/OT input into the service. You will also provide specialist assessments and provide support and supervision to junior team members.

You will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist and have current NMC/AHP registration. You will have proven post qualification experience and have experience of working with this client group and of multi-disciplinary working. You will have a sound knowledge of risk assessment and be able to demonstrate sound evidence-based practice.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification - Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current NMC registration
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


Desirable

  • Demonstrate continued Professional development to maintain professional registration


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates satisfactorily clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


Desirable

  • Able to deal with and resolve conflict


Training

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • IT skills


Desirable

  • High level of emotional intelligence


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments


Desirable

  • Knowledge of management theories
  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Underwood House

Highbury Hospital

Nottingham

NG6 9DR



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