Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse - Bristol

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
24 Mar 2020
23 Apr 2020

Job Description

Community Mental Health Nurse - Care Home Liaison Team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5, Registered Mental health Nurse to work in the Care Home Liaison team. This post offers varied and interesting work with older people who have severe mental health problems including challenging behaviour, living in residential and nursing care homes across South Gloucestershire. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide support to care homes, advice, short term interventions and training to support care home staff. Also to review residents in care homes that require a 117 review as required by health & social care. The service aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and higher level placements wherever possible.

The post holder will work closely with mental health nurses, occupational therapist, psychologist and support workers in the care home liaison team. The team is part of the wider Later Life services in South Gloucestershire.

You will work flexibly across South Gloucestershire under the supervision of the team manager and the support of the senior practitioner.

Applicants should hold a professional registration, and preferably have experience in community work, working in care homes and working with older, vulnerable people.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

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