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Community Mental Health Nurse (RMN - Band 6)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Intensive Home Treatment Team at Airedale Centre for Mental Health are looking for a qualified Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 6) to join their busy team.

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to adult service users of all ages. This role includes, working with older adult mental health conditions in service users' home environment. You will also contribute to the supervision and development of junior staff and regularly be Shift Co-Ordinator for the team. This includes, taking and making referrals to and from other health professionals and acute care services.

You will have at least 2 years' experience as a registered mental health nurse. Ideally, working in an acute mental health setting. If interviewed, you should be able to demonstrate very good knowledge of relevant mental health practices specific to intensive home treatment team and all age adult mental health conditions. You should also be able to discuss guidance from NHS England / Department of Health forward planning for all age adult mental health service users.

Closing Date: 9th October 2022

Shortlisting Date: 10th October 2022

Approx interview date: W/C 17th October 2022

Main duties of the job

  • Job Purpose:
    • To provide care and interventions, risk and safety management and safeguarding of all age adult patients involved with the Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT).
    • To engage in regular supervision with the Team Manager/Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Discuss, reflect and find solutions to challenges experienced in the role.
    • To deliver a high standard and quality service which enables patients to be supported throughout their care pathway whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy and safety.
    • To work in support of other allied health care professionals and services in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of care and treatment.
    • To communicate effectively with other services of the Care Trust, other health care professionals and with the patient family, carers/ visitors to ensure holistic care is delivered.
    • To supervise and delegate work to Band 5 Nurses, Senior Healthcare Support Workers and Healthcare Support Workers.
    • To occasionally be Shift Co-ordinator in the team. Including, triage of referrals, inpatient services link worker and covering Bed Manager during normal office hours.

    About us

    Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

    We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

    We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

    We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

    We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

    Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

    Advanced Fuel expenses payment

    Increase mileage rates for > 3500

    A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

    A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

    Plus many more.

    We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

    BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health
    • Mental Health Nurse Qualification
    • Current NMC Registration
    • Evidence of continuing professional
    • Clinical supervision qualification.
    • Post Graduate level education in psychological therapy.
    • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience
    • ENB603 or equivalent Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    Experience Essential
    • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
    • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis.
    • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
    • Working within a multicultural framework.
    • 2 years post qualification experience
    • Older adult age related illness and conditions
    • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff
    • Experience of teaching/leadership of others
    Knowledge Essential
    • Evidenced based clinical interventions relevant to the service.
    • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.
    • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis.
    • Evidence of continuing professional development.
    • SystmOne PAS.
    Skills Essential
    • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress.
    • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • Clinical risk assessment and contingency planning.
    • Able to meet the service needs for mobility across the geographical area covered
    • Brief psychological interventions/strategies for managing crisis.

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