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Duty Nurse Co-ordinator

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting opportunities have become available for band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses or Learning Disabilities Nurses to fulfil the role of Duty Nurse Co-ordinator working at Cross Lane Hospital.

The successful applicants will be based at Cross Lane Hospital supporting Adult Mental Health and Mental Health for Older People inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

The post will require predominantly night shift working, although there will be periods of time where day shifts will be allocated. Across our services there is a need for more senior clinical leadership to be provided during the night to support clinical decision making where needed.

You will be a role model for junior staff and be expected to demonstrate a high level of decision-making skills and the ability to seek collective support from colleagues where required.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a superb development opportunity and we are looking for passionate individuals, who are recovery focused, committed to developing/coaching others and client centred. This is a unique post which enables the practitioner to work across multiply clinical areas and disciplines. Patient safety is at the core of this role as well as the desire to support and develop more junior staff.

We offer a package of regular supervision, access to high quality training a varied and challenging role combining direct work with service users and carers with an active role in quality improvement, practice development and supervision.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH/RNLD, current professional registration with NMC.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience as a band 5 staff nurse
  • Experience of working on an inpatient setting
Communication Essential
  • Hold excellent communication skills
Leadership Essential
  • Ability to problem solve and provide clinical leadership

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