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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/11/2020.

Registered Mental Health Nurses

Job Reference: 457-20-103-QN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Crisis Hub, The Longley Centre, Norwood Grange Drive
£31,365 - £37,890 pa dependent on experience

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to lead and work within the newly developed Decisions Unit (DU).

Alongside the 136 place of safety the DU will form part of the wider Crisis Hub, comprising the Out Of Hours team, Single Point of Access (SPA) and the citywide AMHP service. These services will integrate and work together to provide 24/7 access and management of effective, safe and high-quality crisis care. Working within the Crisis Hub, the focus of the DU will be to work closely with the Psychiatric Liaison service, the acute mental health inpatient wards and varying community services to support and maintain patient flow throughout the system. The DU will offer a safe and therapeutic environment to aid assessment for those whose crisis situation may resolve quickly or for those who need further review of their needs.

As the service continues to evolve the DU will also assume responsibility for the safe management and operation of the 136 Health Based Place of Safety that is currently located within the Longley Centre. 

You will need to be a Registered Mental Health Nurse with experience of working within a multi-disciplinary mental health setting. The role will involve clinical leadership and the day to day coordination of clinical practice to support the effective delivery of care within the crisis hub.

You will need to possess excellent communication skills to work in collaboration with the service user, other professionals and wider services and have effective skills in assessing, planning, evaluating and managing care. You should have a positive attitude and approach to caring for the service user population, and have a sound understanding and working knowledge of crisis care. Successful candidates will also be expected to work flexibly across the crisis hub services as and when it may be deemed necessary.

Please ensure you read the post’s job description and person specification and that your supporting information reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. 

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

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Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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.

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