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 100 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. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered mental health nurse to join our supportive Community Mental Health Team working with older people covering the North East of the York locality. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will need to have a genuine interest in working with older people and be committed to collaborative working with patients, their carers and families. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain community experience or someone all ready working in a community setting who wants to extend their experience in working with older people. There is a preceptorship programme within the Trust and support within the team for someone about to graduate.
The team is based at Huntington House alongside several other community based teams, which allows close working with other specialist services such as the Care Home and Dementia Team and the Memory service. We very much offer a care focused team approach. As a core member of the team, you will work as a care co-ordinator providing assessments and alongside other team members delivering a variety of interventions to meet the physical, psychological and well-being needs in line with clearly identified clinical pathways.
The ideal candidate will be well motivated and be able to demonstrate best practice in community mental health service delivery for older people. As an integral member of the team you will be expected to offer support to other staff and students and in turn you will receive valued support and both clinical and managerial supervision from Band 6 staff and the Leadership team. There are training and career development opportunities within the service and across the Trust. A new hospital is planned to open in the next year which will further enhance older people's services across York
We are easily accessible from the A64 and York ringroad with good, free on site parking. We are very close to Monks Cross and Vangarde shopping facilities and in summer 2019 there is a brand new leisure complex opening opposite the base.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Lynne Maskill, Team Manager or Donna McPeake, Advanced Practitioner - Apply