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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of services provided by the Trust as 'excellent', which underpins the Trust's vision to become a world-class provider of mental health care. In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or, if preferable, pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to registered with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £350.

Post Title: Community Mental Health Nurse
Home Intervention Team: (Residential and Nursing Home In-Reach)
Service/Ward/Department: Community Mental Health Team for Older People
The Meadows
Borough: Stockport
Band & salary scale: 6
Hours of work: 37∙5 over 7 days, or as required
Permanent/Fixed term: Permanent

Service/Ward/Department Summary:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and motivated person to join our Home Intervention Team. This new role will have particular responsibility for In-Reach into residential and nursing homes. You will be actively involved in the development of this new service.

Role Summary:
The post holder will have extensive experience of working with older people with dementia, preferably in both in-patient and community settings. You will have excellent assessment and communication skills and the ability to work flexibly according to service need.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
• To offer rapid and skilled assessments to residential and nursing homes, enabling them to meet the needs of residents presenting with complex and challenging problems
• To develop care plans within these settings, including formulation work, with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospitalisation or moves to higher levels of care
• To manage the work of support workers within our service
• To build supportive relationships with colleagues across the care sector, working with sensitivity and tact

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience of working with people with dementia
Ability to work within the multidisciplinary team, and with other care providers
Use of or access to a car

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal Contact Name: Jan Coverley
Job Title: Clinical Lead - Home Intervention Team
Contact Number:  ( Phone number removed )  (option 3)

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support

We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees who have an at risk status
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Only those applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Please note that you will be contacted via email so it is important to check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment
  • Applicants applying for this position who want to be considered under the disability 2 ticks scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • Please consider your application carefully. If you are currently part of a lease car scheme with your current organisation, the Trust is not able to cover the costs of early termination charges
  • Please be aware that we have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly

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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