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 post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 16 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.
A vacancy opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join Ryedale Community Mental Health & Memory Team based in Malton, to work with older people with new and/or existing mental health problems within the community setting, and to contribute to service development across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. This is a challenging, but rewarding post, within a small multidisciplinary team of passionate mental health professionals.
The service offers specialist assessment, diagnosis and pharmacological and non-pharmacological evidence-based, recovery and wellbeing focused interventions for people with organic illnesses and severe and enduring mental health problems.
The mental health nurses within the team are responsible for:
- Supporting the senior leadership team with the efficient and effective running of the team on a day-to-day basis. This includes duties such as taking a lead role in the daily communication meeting and screening of referrals, liaison with patients, referrers and/or other involved
- To take an active role in clinical leadership, providing supervision and education to all disciplines within the team professionals in order to support the accuracy of this process
- Autonomous provision of Initial Assessments of patients referred within a community setting; clinical synthesis of Assessment information gathered in order to provide feedback to the multidisciplinary team and to initiate and develop a collaborative plan of care with the patient
- Review of a patients' care in line with the Care Programme Approach and in order to demonstrate and measure the impact of therapeutic interventions
- Liaising with other involved individuals, professionals and/or agencies in the facilitation of a safe and effective plan of care that is based on the individual's identified needs and risk factors; representation of the patients' choices, preferences, wishes etc to support Best Interest Decisions in collaboration with partner agencies
- Being professionally accountable and responsible for giving specialist advice and support to facilitate the mental health care given to patients by other involved individuals e.g. Carers and relatives/friends, Care Home Staff, Home Care Workers, Volunteers etc
- Advocating the views of patients and carers to the multidisciplinary and multiagency teams involved in the patients care in order to facilitate collaborative working between all parties
- Promoting the principles of the Recovery Model and a positive image of people with mental ill health
- Supporting patients throughout their recovery journey in order to promote a safe and successful discharge from the team; collaborative production of a personalised staying well discharge care plan with the patient and their carer/relative; timely and effective communication with referrer and other involved professionals and/or agencies to promote effective follow-up and aftercare
It is important to have excellent verbal communication skills, and to be able to understand and empa