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Community Mental Health Research Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified nurse starting your career in mental health but also have a natural curiosity about why we do things? If so, you will be interested in some new roles working within our Ripon or Harrogate Integrated Community Team but being able to develop your research skills and progress your own ideas at the same time. Combine your curiosity with developing your clinical skills.

We have the following role:
  • Adult mental health community services: 80% clinical care delivery as part of the team roster and 20% research time through R&D at Foss Park Hospital, York (can access remotely from Harrogate base).

In relation to the community element of the roles, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental health Nurse to join the Ripon Integrated Community Mental Health Team or Harrogate Integrated Community Team both based at Windsor House Harrogate

This post is open to those candidates who are about to received their NMC registration by September 2023 or already have their NMC registration in place. The research element is subject to having successfully completed the preceptorship programme.

We are a forward thinking multi disciplined team teamwork that are looking for an individual who is creative, motivated and passionate about providing excellent patient care. Within the team we enjoy promoting wellbeing and a positive work life balance and have supported several newly qualified nurses through their preceptorship.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To work as part of a community team which may be integrated, workingcollaboratively and in partnership with local authority services.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to associate practitioners, community support workers and students as appropriate.

To be committed to and involved in activities integral to the Trust's QualityImprovement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.

About us

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see supporting documents and job description.

Working in a person centered therapeutic organisationWorking in a community settingWorking collaboratively with service users and their families/carersWorking in a multi-disciplinary teamWorking in partnership with other agencies

Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.Research and development methodology.Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment.

For an informal conversation regarding the research element, please contact Dr Helen day, Director of Nursing, North Yorkshire, York and Selby care Group. Email or mobile 07909687885

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH, current or pending professional registration with NMC
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Experience Essential
  • Working with adults with mental ill health
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, research about mental health and illness and interventions to promote mental health
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic manner
  • Experience of taking part in research projects with service users and staff
Knowledge Essential
  • Possesses a range of clinical skills and knowledge acquired as a result of completion of preceptorship program
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Possesses an understanding of the research process and the application of research in the clinical governance agenda.

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