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Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Mental Health Nurse

Newark and Sherwood/Mansfield and Ashfield

Permanent/ Temporary

2 posts available

Permanent post is full time, temporary post is 30 hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 mental health nurse to become involved in the development and provision of mental health care to individuals diagnosed with long term health conditions.

The Newark and Sherwood and Mansfield and Ashfield integrated care programme aims to provide equity and continuity of care for people with long term conditions, including the elderly, frail and people with cancer.

The new model will focus on working with those at highest risk of requiring hospital admission as a consequence of the long term condition with which they are diagnosed.

The service will be delivered via the development of virtual wards which will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to individuals identified as the highest risk in order to provide the best opportunity for care to be delivered in the home environment.

One of the professional roles working alongside the physical health care staff will be that of a mental health nurse to provide assessment of the mental health needs of those individuals under the care of the virtual ward and liaison and signposting of those individuals whose mental health needs would be better met by secondary mental health services.

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in a new way of providing services to individuals with long term needs. It will involve working closely with our physical health colleagues and working with individuals from the age of 18 with no upper age limit.

The post will:

-Permanent post : Provide a named individual to work within the integrated team based at Newark Health Centre covering surrounding areas.

-Temporary post : Provide a named individual to work within the integrated team based in Mansfield and Ashfield localities covering surrounding areas.

Provide a comprehensive range of evidence based therapies based on robust clinical assessment.

- Provide timely access to other mental health services in community settings and access to secondary care mental health services.

- Adhere to NICE guidelines in relation to severe and complex mental health conditions.

- Provide evidence based interventions, evidence positive outcomes for patients and value for money.

- Provide interventions that contribute to reductions in local levels of various mental health morbidities e.g. depression, suicide and self-harm, dementia.

- Ensure that people who do not require a secondary care service have their complex needs met within primary care community settings within an integrated stratified stepped care pathway.

- Work closely with other service providers within the pathway to provide a seamless approach to care.

- Adhere to the values and principles embodied in Compassion in Practice document and translate those in to working practice

- Ensure close working relationships with 3rd Sector providers and community groups.

You must be a 1st level registered nurse (RMN, Diploma or BScHons in Mental Health Nursing ).You will have experience working with people with mental health problems. You will be self-motivated and able to manage self as well as being an effective team worker. For further information please contact Jacqui Burke, Advanced Specialist Mental Health Nurse (ICT)  ( Phone number removed )  or Mark Griffin, Team Leader at CMHT  ( Phone number removed ) .

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

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.

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