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 Durham and Chester-le-Street localities.
We are looking for a full-time Registered Mental Health Nurse. This post will provide an excellent opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical skills working with older people within well-established Multi-disciplinary Teams. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and have skills in risk assessment, multi-agency liaison, medication management and record keeping.
This will include working in private care homes, community and inpatient settings in collaboration with other Multi-disciplinary Teams within the service. The team is comprised of the following professional disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Community Support Workers. The ability to work effectively and collaboratively within Multidisciplinary Teams is an essential core skill requirement.
The post requires independent travel around the localities the service covers. This includes the immediate locality of Durham and Chester-le-Street, but also the Derwentside and Easington localities as part of the weekend working rota plan. You will be required to travel to other Trust premises as part of your clinical duties or for training requirements. The team has robust Management and Clinical Supervision arrangements in place and a structured approach to personal development and training.
The team is based at the Bowes Lyon Unit on the Lanchester Road Hospital site on the outskirts of Durham City and is easily accessible from the main road routes of the A1M and the A167.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Paul Raine, Community Team Manager or Sarah Thompson, Advanced Practitioner Telephone: Apply