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Registered Nurse Mental Health (Community ) posted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Leeds
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

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We are currently recruiting full time registered nurses (Mental Health) across our older adult community mental health services. Applicants wanting part time hours will be considered.

We are looking for committed and motivated practitioners who want to consolidate their nursing practice in community services and develop their skills, experience and knowledge. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the capacity to work independently but under the supervision of senior team members. You will receive clinical supervision / mentorship and a robust personal development plan to support and develop your practice.

You will have post registration experience and be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the needs of Service Users with severe, enduring and complex mental health needs. An understanding of the needs around dementia would be desirable but not essential as the successful candidate will receive training and supervision from a senior practitioner. You will be required to provide care co-ordination within the framework of the CPA process. Service User involvement is at the centre of our approach and you will embrace this in your practice. You will be able to demonstrate a range of therapeutic interventions and be committed to the concept of recovery.

You will need to be able to work independently out in the community as well as being part of a Multi-Disciplinary team. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and use of a car. Successful applicants will be offered a comprehensive continuing professional development package which will include access to appraisal, clinical and managerial supervision.

Full time vacancies are available as follows:

Care Homes Team is a citywide service based at The Mount. The role of this team is to provide person-centred mental health assessment for care home residents, whilst also considering physical health needs. The team will support care home staff to respond to challenging mental health presentations and behaviours. They will support the development of care plans, incorporating interventions that may promote non-pharmacological approaches where appropriate. Service operating hours, 8am-6pm, 7 days per week

Community Mental Health Teams the West North West team is based as St Mary’s Hospital, Armley. The OPS CMHT comprise multi-disciplinary groups of professionals working collaboratively to provide specialist community focused mental health services to adults with older people’s needs. Working collaboratively with service users, carers and families to reach their optimum functioning that is often referred to as ‘recovery’. The CMHT Locality teams offer comprehensive and holistic assessment. They also provide treatment and support for those diagnosed with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems including mood disorders, psychosis and dementia. Service operating hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00-17.00.

It would be recommended to contact the services for further information and discussion about the posts. We shall be interviewing for all posts on the same day and you can be considered for multiple posts if desired.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Budd (Care homes team) or Kay Tschanschek (WNW OPS CMHT) on [Click here to apply] / [Click here to apply]




All applications submitted will be held by TRAC.systems and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.




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 [Click here to apply].



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173-358019-LDS

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