Community Psychiatric Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) in Broxtowe. We have undergone an exciting period of organisational change and are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join us. The IHTT provides assessment, treatment and support for service users experiencing both organic and functional mental health problems.

The IHTT provides short-term intensive intervention to older people in their own homes to avoid hospital admission or unnecessary placement into long-term care due to their mental health needs. The service operates 8am - 8pm 7 days a week, providing support for up to 8 weeks.

If you're passionate about the mental health & wellbeing of our older people, come join us.

Main duties of the job

The team offer 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 and to lead as independent a life as possible.

Delivered in people's own homes, 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 CMHT's in the locality and with the CRHT's.

The shift patterns will be 08:00 - 16:00 and 12:00 - 20:00. There will be an expectation that the band 6 clinician will be the duty worker for the team.

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

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

You will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse and have current NMC 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Below you will find the job description and person specification for this specific role.

Person Specification
role requirements
  • UK Driving Licence reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

  • 1st level Mental Health Nurse RMN
  • Current NMC registration

  • Teaching qualification related to teaching/assessing of students

  • Completed modules of learning related to this client group

  • Proven post qualification experience
  • Recent experience of working with older people with mental health problems
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working

  • Supervisory experience
  • Community experience

  • Knowledge of local & National priorities
  • Pathology of the Older Person
  • Professional Codes of Conduct
  • Awareness of Diversity
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Knowledge of Risk assessment

  • Evidence of ongoing CPD appropriate for the role
  • Knowledge of models of supervision

  • Leadership Skills
  • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to be flexible and positive

  • Good IT skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Effective teaching skills 1:1 and in groups
  • Experience of supervision and appraisal

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