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Specialist Nurse - Crisis and Intervention Team for Older People

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024
The advertised post is for a band 6 specialist nurse within the Crisis Intervention Team for Older People (CITOP).

The post requires providing crisis and home treatment support to adults predominately aged over 65 in the Hull and East Riding area. The team supports patients with both functional and organic illness.

The role will involve triage and assessment of those new into services as well as increased care provision to those already open to other teams.

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.

You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills , providing supervision to healthcare staff . You will lead and participate in the development of staff through appraisal and clinical supervision.

You will provide nursing interventions across Hull and East Riding, in order to support the wider community services as required by patient need and demand. You will provide care as an alternative to hospital admission or to facilitate a timely discharge from inpatient settings. You will be required to triage and assess patients who require a urgent or crisis response. These assessments will be completed in a range of community setting. You will be required to collect/collate information, and attend formulations for identified patients. You will also be required to complete 'gate keeping assessments' and liaise with the bed management team around admissions. You will be required to work in collaboration with other teams and agencies to ensure the best care for the teams patients.

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.

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.

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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


Mill View Lodge

Castle Hill Hospital


HU16 5JQ

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