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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

This is your opportunity to be part of something outstanding!

We are delighted to announce that following the CQC inspection our final Trust rating is an overall Good.

This means a Good for all 5 domains: Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led, Responsive.
We are one of only four Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Trusts to achieve this for all 5 domains and the only one in the West Midlands.

Our Community Services for Older People was rated as outstanding.

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and children and family services across South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We have over 350 inpatient beds and a broad range of community services such as crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention and memory services.

Specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services care for patients from across the region and we have contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Our 3,500 staff serve a local population of 11 million in Shropshire and South Staffordshire, and within a range of services based from Leeds to the Isle of Wight and Liverpool to Cambridge.

We are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms. We are renowned for investing in and supporting our employees and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development. We are one of the HSJ Best Places to Work in 2015.


South Shropshire Dementia Home Treatment Dementia Service- 375 hrs per week

Base- Bridgnorth

We are seeking an experienced, motivated RMN to join the South Shropshire Dementia Home Treatment Service. The Home Treatment service in South Shropshire is continuing to develop with the remit of; reducing admissions to hospital, facilitating early discharge from the Redwoods Centre and supporting individuals who present with complex needs as a result of a diagnosed/ undiagnosed dementia, along with their families and formal carers. The team prides itself on delivering a high quality person centred service and supportive environment for team members.

Clinically the successful candidate will undertake initial assessments and provide advice, support, education and treatment interventions to service users, their families and formal carers. They will also provide in reach to care homes.

It is essential that the successful applicant will have experience of working with service users who present with established Dementia. The applicant should possess excellent skills in the areas of communication, assessment, risk management, partnership working and have experience of undertaking supervision of junior staff. Due to the nature of home treatment there will be an expectation to travel across the whole of the geographical area.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the DBS Update Service.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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.

UK Registration

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

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