Mental Health Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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As part of our current local transformation work, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to expand our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams. We are seeking experienced, dedicated and passionate Crisis Care Practitioners (Band 6) to join our Multi-Disciplinary team from a Mental Health Nursing, background.

The CRHT team provide rapid response and intensive home support for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. We also work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis.

If you are a confident experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and would like an opportunity to use your skills working in a busy, rewarding and supportive environment we would like to hear from you.

Hours can be flexible, and we welcome applications for part- and full-time work.

We have vacancies in County South and City
Main duties of the job

The service 'gate keeps' all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our crisis house and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment.

We are seeking experienced Mental Health Practitioners to join our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers providing rapid response for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis.

All staff have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses. They will also have the opportunity to take on additional training and development in any area of the service they are particularly interested in, and all are supported by an excellent mentor and preceptorship service when they first join.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role in the delivery of treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible Working
  • Enhanced rates of pay for unsocial hours
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail Discounts
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing Services

Day to Day Duties:
  • Devolved Management, Leadership and development role
  • Ensuring and supporting the effective delivery of clinical practice by the CRHT team
  • Provide mental health assessments within a variety of settings
  • Triage referrals coming into the service
  • Working collaboratively and in partnership with other statutory, non-statutory and voluntary teams, agencies and organisations
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical expertise in mental illness / health
  • To use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings
  • To demonstrate high level communication skills.
  • Working to a rota shift system covering 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Travel is expected as an essential part of the role

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Person Specification
  • Professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy, or Social Work at Diploma or degree level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Nurse registrants to have completed preceptorship

  • Knowledge of comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Current knowledge and understanding of acute mental health needs and an ability to demonstrate clinical competence
  • Able to clearly evidence knowledge of effective assessment risk and of risk management
  • Knowledge of assessment and risk assessment pertaining to older adults

  • Commitment to engaging in and offering clinical supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and present complex information to professional colleagues
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Caseload Management
  • Information technology skills and experience
  • Liaison and networking skills
  • Commitment to organise and participate in Professional appraisal reviews.

  • Psycho-social Interventions
  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Relevant post-registration experience in Adult Mental Health
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of working in acute mental health care
  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessments and assessment of risk
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans and risk management plans
  • Understanding of responsibilities in relation to the mental health act, mental capacity act, CPA, and safeguarding
  • Competency in meeting the expected performance and data quality targets for the role in a timely manner and an understanding of the importance of this.

  • Experience of working in a community based, mental health team.
  • Experience of crisis management
  • Managerial/clinical leadership skills
  • Experience of managing a duty system
  • Experience of delegation of clinical tasks and management of team diary

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