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Specialist Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for Specialist Nurse, Band 6 to join the Mental Health Crisis Intervention Team. The service provides crisis and acute care in the community to individuals in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and we will be working closely with Yorkshire Ambulance Service proving care to distressed individuals.

We are seeking individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic and have experience of working with people who have complex needs and enduring mental illness. You will have strong organisational skills, being able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise and delegate work effectively.

We are seeking nurses who are open to and keen to lead on innovation, developing robust care pathways and enhancing the patient experience. You will be confident in your liaison and communication with other professionals, with an ability to manage conflict when this arises.

The team work closely with local services in order to help collaboratively serve the needs of those with mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

As the role is rotational between crisis care and home treatment, it provides variety and an ideal area to develop numerous skills. The main features of of this role are:
  • Collaboration with patients and carers is a key element to delivering high quality crisis and acute interventions
  • Holistic assessment of individuals who are in crisis who present with risk issues and complex needs
  • Identification of and planning for ongoing care needs through care plans and referrals to other services
  • Leading on an individuals care plan
  • Directly engaging in psychosocial interventions with the patient group
  • Coordinating and managing the 136 suite/Mental Health Based Place of Safety pathway
  • Shift coordination and support of junior staff members in their role
  • Gatekeeping for inpatient admissions
  • Liaison and collaborative working with other teams within Humber NHS Trust and externally
  • Supervision of junior staff and mentorship of student health professionals

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective, and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children, and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

We Trust recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached to the advert.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility
Experience Essential
  • 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
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the specific field where the post is held
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health nurse with the NMC
  • Demonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students and formal qualification
  • Leadership training/qualification/experience
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Requirement for frequent concentration e.g. assessments, care plans. The work may be unpredictable
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Some exposure to hazards e.g. verbal aggression, bodily fluids

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