An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to join the Derbyshire Early Intervention Service to support the implementation and delivery of the new Access and Waiting Time Standards in the context of a holistic and recovery based service model as recommended by N.I.C.E.
The post holder will work closely with people referred into the service and also with their family members in order to promote optimism and potential around vocation and independence. We are looking for committed individuals, who enjoy being part of a team and who value their therapeutic work. We all have a desire to make our Derbyshire wide Early Intervention Services the best we possibly can.
The posts holder will act as a care-coordinator for a designated number of people who are experiencing psychosis for the first time.
We are committed to clinical governance and commitment to supervision It is essential that you have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to self reflect. You will be required to operate as a well-integrated team member.
For further information please contact Chris Moores, Service Manager 0300 123 4451.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work within the Early intervention Service in the north of the county and will be based at Bayheath House in Chesterfield. The post holder will be the care co-ordinator for service users experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The role will ensure that service users receive care in line with the NICE standards for Early intervention care Nationally and will be expected to work towards the national audit. The post holder will be required to cover a wide geographical area and visit service users within their homes and other locations. The post holder will regularly assess risk.
It is expected that the post holder will engage in appropriate training to clinically enhance their clinical skills in early intervention work.
The County North Early intervention service are a specialised and supportive team who are highly skilled and dedicated in offering early intervention care to service users. We encourage training for team members to enhance their skills.
CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.
- Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
- 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
- Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
- Health service discounts and online benefits
- Incremental pay progression
- Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
- Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
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Person Specification Registered Nurse RMN Essential
- Interest in early intervention in psychosis
- Evidence of on going professional development
- Mentoring experience
- Must have experience of working within a multi disciplinary team setting
- Experience of working with people experiencing psychosis
- Interest in early intervention work and model
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work autonomously
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