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Senior Triage Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Compassionate, creative & self-motivated mental health nurses are required to help us continue to offer a truly great assessment, signposting and short-term treatment service.Our nurses, some of whom are Non-Medical Prescribers (NMP), work across the county in local teams. Community experience is not essential as we provide strong training and mentoring support. For less experienced applicants, developmental Band 5 roles are available.We require forward thinking individuals who have an interest in working in a Primary Care context within local GP Surgeries and other Primary Care Teams, offering assessment, consultation and support to General Practice staff and colleagues in the voluntary and third sector.Our nurses provide assessment and signposting to other community services based on health promotion, recovery and socially inclusive principles.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with service users across the Strategic Service Units who have a common and severe mental health. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of brief evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and recovery needs covering cluster 1-3 some of 4 ,8 and 11
  • Optimise the service users' ability to remain in the community and / or be cared for in the least restrictive environment in line with the principles or recovering and social inclusion and the 10 essential capabilities
  • Support clinical governance, information collection and audit at entry level

About us

Before Covid we were working from GP surgeries and providing both face to face and telephone assessments. As with most jobs during the pandemic, a flexible approach to managing your work is essential, things can change quickly. We are currently working face to face and remotely.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

As an autonomous worker you will be using your initiative when decision making around which services will best serve your patient.You will be a qualified Mental Health Nurse (Registered and Revalidated with the NMC) and have experience of first line assessments, including risk assessment.

You might be, or are interested in becoming a non-medical prescriber. We are able to support training as an NMP.Participating in supervision and mentoring nursing students is a key part of this role.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification NMC Registration Essential
  • NMC Registration - Qualified Mental Health Nurse
  • Community Mental Health Experience
Driving Licence Essential
  • Has a valid UK driving Licence

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