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Specialist Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a band 5 or band 6 nurse with experience in older peoples mental health? We are looking for passionate, creative and ambitious nurses to join our new care home service working with those needing increased support living in a care setting.

We are seeking people with a drive towards service improvement and providing high quality care for those in care settings. You will be able to demonstrate experience in older peoples mental health care, managing risk, and providing positive person centred intervention.

Communication with people is a vital part of this role, we are looking for nurses who can provide education to care staff in a meaningful way that benefits those we are caring for.

Main duties of the job

The team will provide intervention for those living in care settings who require increased support as a result of their mental health needs, based on evidence based practice as part of an multi disciplinary team.

The service will cover Hull and East Riding care homes and staff will need to be able to travel to ensure we can offer a responsive service.

Our nursing staff will provide assessment, person centred care planning, clinical intervention, risk assessment and review whilst modeling high quality care and providing education.

The applicant will have advanced working knowledge of associated legislative frameworks including the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

A major part of the role will be engaging care settings and developing trusting , honest relationships to ensure those in care receive high standard mental health care. Nurses will take the lead and become a main contact for care settings within Hull and East riding to promote continuity.

Nursing staff will be part of a rotation between the care home service and Maister Lodge, our organic inpatient unit to ensure that skills and confidence is maintained and to further promote staff development.

We encourage applicants to get in contact and come for a look around our service, please see contact details below.

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

Please see attached job description and Person specification for a detailed description of main responsibilities within the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse
  • Studied to Degree/Diploma level
  • Willingness to attain Independent Prescriber Qualification


  • Dementia related qualification or current study towards this



  • Professional experience of working directly with and being responsible for the care of people living with Dementia
  • Has experience of provision of clinical supervision


  • Experience of working in Older people's Mental Health Services

Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of physical and mental health issues that may affect cognition
  • Ability to travel around the geography of the service area


  • Experience of Groupwork

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Maister Lodge

Middlesex Road



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