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Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse) - Band 5

Job Description

2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides high quality, specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the surrounding region. As a Trust we are dedicated to delivering help and support to people experiencing mental ill–health as well as providing education to their families and carers. Our community services are supported by our inpatient settings which provide high quality assessment, treatment and care.

As a Trust we are fully committed to delivery of the Chief Nursing Officers '6 Cs' strategy for Compassion in Practice. The 6c’s are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. We are working hard to build on a culture of compassionate care and embed these values in all that we do.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

2gether NHS Foundation Trust has a number of opportunities for Mental Health Professionals to join an exciting new venture. In response to the Crisis Concordat the Trust has pledged to ensure that systems of care and support are in place so that people suffering a mental health condition who are in crisis because of it are kept safe. To ensure we are able to meet the needs of these service users we have developed a new service, called the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). This innovative new team will have greater resource and capacity to address gaps in the urgent care pathway that have been identified from a review of the current service. We are aiming to develop a fully inclusive service that will act as the single point of access and triage to a whole systems care pathway.

We are now seeking highly motivated and committed band 5 nurses to join us in providing this service and complement our current team of professionals. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an RMN qualified nurse with some experience seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health crisis. You will be able to build excellent relationships with key partner agencies and help us to integrate more effectively with other services, as well as thriving on working in a high pressure situation. This service will give you the opportunity to work with specialists from a number of different professions, as well as the opportunity to work from the Police Headquarters where the response team will be based out of (this will be discussed further at interview).

This vital new service will be available to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who would like to work on this rewarding service to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day.

Please note we have vacancies in Gloucester, Stroud and Cheltenham.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place.

If you’d like to find out any more information on this new service please view the document under ‘additional documents’ via the link on the right hand side.

If you think that you would like to be involved in this exciting new service and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Julie Pitman on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all new employees to the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £44 for an enhanced check or £26 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

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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