Community Psychiatric Nurse
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.
We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.
We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.
Main duties of the job
As a band 6 CPN you main duties will be
To provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health conditions and people with a dementia diagnosis.
To provide realistic timely or occasionally intensive support to patients within their own community setting.
To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals.
These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)
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 - staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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Band 6, 37.5 hours per week, office hours Monday to Friday.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to join our newly expanded MHSOP Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) within the Newark and Sherwood locality, We provide assessment, treatment and support for service users of any age with a diagnosis of a dementia or people over the age of 65 with a mental health condition.
The service is for patients experiencing mental health conditions or a dementia diagnosis. The team provides specialist assessment, therapy & treatment, working to an individually tailored care plan to adopt a flexible, patient-centred approach enabling the older person with mental health difficulties to engage in services available to them and to lead as independent a life as possible.
Delivered in peoples own homes within the community, the service makes every effort to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and facilitates the opportunity for people to return home following a hospital admission or period in residential care.
There will be an expectation that the team will work closely with current Intensive Home Treatment Teams (IHTTs) in the locality and also with the CRHTs.
The service is provided within the work. There will be an expectation at times that the Band 6 Clinician will be the duty worker for the team.
You will provide Community Mental Health nursing input into the service. You will also provide specialist assessments and provide support and supervision to junior team members.
You will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse and have current NMC registration. You will have proven post qualification experience and have experience of working with this client group and of multi-disciplinary working. You will have a sound knowledge of risk assessment and be able to demonstrate sound evidence-based practice.
A full UK driving license 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.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).