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Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 6)

Job Description

Fixed term 6 month post

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Doncaster Intensive Community Therapies Team which is integral to RDASH Adult Community Mental Health and working in partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

The Intensive Community Therapies Team is a well-established Multi-Disciplinary Team providing care and treatment to people diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression and Personality Disorders. Some of these individuals present with challenging and / or self-injurious behaviours. Patients may also be referred due to complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Eating Disorders.

The successful candidate will be an experienced RMN and community experience would be advantageous but not necessary as preceptorship will be provided. The successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously whilst also collaboratively as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for a creative, dynamic and caring individual who is able to work flexibly with clients, to meet their needs and support their families, with a can do approach and attitudes of hope, empathy and personal resilience.

The Intensive Community Therapies Team aims to enable, empower and promote the recovery of people described as above by supporting people to achieve their own goals and personal recovery aims over limited time periods. This support will be provided in the most appropriate setting which may be in the persons own home, in community settings or in team bases.

The post holder will work as part of the Multi Disciplinary Intensive Community Therapies Team consisting of Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Supervision and will be fulfilling a lead professional or care co-ordinator role. Supervision , reflective practice and training are all in place to support the successful candidate to undertake the role effectively.

I would encourage any potential applicants to either visit the team base to meet staff currently in post or to call me to discuss the post and any questions you may have.

For an informal discussion please contact Les Monks, Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Interviews will be held on 11 November 2016

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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