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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

The mission of our Trust is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. All our staff, whatever their role, have a part to play in helping us deliver this important mission. Every day, our staff are guided by our values:

  • Honest, open and transparent
  • Respectful
  • Person first and in the centre
  • Improve and be outstanding
  • Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
  • Families and carers matter

Our values are very important to us; we know that the attitude and behaviours of our staff can have a huge impact on quality of care we provide. That’s why, through our recruitment, we want to find people who show that their values match ours. We do this through:

  • A selection process that tests attitudes and behaviours as well as knowledge and skills
  • A 12 month values based induction. Continued employment with the Trust is subject to the successful completion of this induction.

If you think you can help us achieve our mission and you relate to our values, we look forward to your application. Please note, that priority will be given to any candidates ‘at risk’.

Older Peoples Services in Kirklees are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals to join our service to play a key clinical role in embedding a new service model based on delivering Care Closer to Home for those who use our services in Kirklees. We currently have four posts available: • 2 x Full time posts in Kirklees CMHT– 375 hours per week; • 1 x Part time post in Kirklees CMHT - 30 hours per week; • 1 x Part time post in Kirklees Memory service 30 hours per week. Working hours for the full time posts will be Monday to Friday 900am – 500pm. The successful candidates will work within the Core Team or Memory Service working under the remit of the Band 5 job description and with the new and exciting service transformation under Care Closer to Home. The successful practitioners will work under the Care Programme Approach Model of Care delivering research based interventions to promote recovery and discharge of service users. The Practitioners within the Core Team are required to undertake long-term interventions for service users who have complex mental health issues, initial assessments of service users, working under the Care Programme Approach Model of Care and deliver research based interventions to promote recovery and discharge of service users. The Core Team will be made up of mental health staff and clinical colleagues from nursing, medical staff, adult services, health care support staff and therapy background. The team works closely with other colleagues from GP practices, social care, expert teams, and voluntary/third sector organisations to provide integrated support for patients and their carers. The Memory Team will focus on the assessment and management of cognitive impairment and aims to support people and their carers by reducing barriers to diagnosis and effective care. The post will involve a mixture of clinic-based work as well as essential community and home visiting and will work closely with our local statutory and third sector providers. The successful candidate will work closely with Locality Mental Health Team, Care Home Liaison Team, Intensive Home Based Treatment Team and Inpatient Services and deliver integrated services in partnership with Kirklees Local Authority. The post holder will deliver on key performance indicators, support the development of all staff and possess key clinical leadership skills in order to successfully deliver compassionate care. Candidates are required to express a preference on application in order of priority regarding the available posts.

If you are the successful applicant for this post and where the post requires a DBS check, you MUST be able to provide one of the following documents.

  • Current valid Passport.
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK).
  • Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands.
  • Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at the time of birth; Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces. (Photocopies are not acceptable).

We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability including those who have had experience of mental health problems and as an equal opportunities employer we are seeking to recruit from all sections of the community. If you require any support with your application please contact  ( Phone number removed ) .
Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, we will be contacting you through your NHS jobs account to invite you to interview so it is important for you to check this regularly.

The Trusts preferred method of obtaining references from referees is through the NHS Jobs system, therefore please ensure you supply e-mail addresses for your referees wherever possible to avoid delays in obtaining your references.

The Trust reserves the right to close any vacancy on or before the closing date (as necessary). Please ensure you apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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