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Community Staff Nurse x2

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 160 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for 2x RMN’s to join the Harrogate and Ripon Community Mental Health Team based at Alexander House,Knaresborough.

The post holders will be joining a multi-professional Community Mental Health Team that is committed to high quality, recovery focused patient centred care. You will be responsible for a caseload of older people with mental health needs, undertaking reviews, managing treatment plans and supporting older people in the community. You will be expected to work effectively with a variety of other professionals, including Consultant Psychiatrists, Allied Health and Care Professionals, Social Workers, as well as the independent and voluntary sector.

Experience of working within Mental Health Services for Older People would be preferred. You will be expected to have excellent communication skills at all levels. You will be able to work unsupervised and to have a sound knowledge and understanding of treatment and care planning.

The post holder should be committed to the development of older peoples’ services and have a good understanding of the issues facing older people with mental health problems.

There is the future potential for this post to be considered as part of an internal rotation.

INFORMAL ENQUIRES TO: Rachel Hargreaves, Team Manager or Paul Hughes, Advanced Practitioner  ( Phone number removed ) .

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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