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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/03/2021.

Older Adult Crisis Practitioner

Job Reference: 383-OPC-1299-20-A

Employer:
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Crisis Practitioner in Older People's Mental Health.
Location:
Hardwick Suite, Walton Hospital, Chesterfield
Salary:
£31,365-£37,890 pa

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.


Derbyshire NHS foundation Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, compassionate and recovery focused nurse to join a brand new in-reach and home treatment service for the older adult population with functional mental health problems in the Chesterfield, Bolsover, and North East area.

The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team working with older adults experiencing acute mental health problems.

The service acts as an alternative to hospital, facilitating early discharges from the acute setting and preventing hospital admissions where ever possible and appropriate.

The team will work with a shared caseload; providing short term, intensive interventions.

We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse to be part of the growth of this new service, someone who is focused on making a positive difference to people’s lives.

Experience with older adults is preferred but not essential; overall experience of working with people with acute mental health problems either in a community setting or the acute setting is ideal.

The team is looking for someone with recovery-focussed ideals, based on connectedness, hope, identity, meaning and empowerment.

The team will initially work Monday-Friday, 9-5. However, this will expand and cover a seven day service, 365 days per year, so the ability to work shifts is required.

There is an expectation that as a Lead Nurse, you will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty and formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions where appropriate.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis.

The team will be well supported as an MDT and work alongside and co-located with our established Dementia Rapid Response teams.

Personal development will be supported and encouraged through IPR, regular supervision and access to training opportunities.

For further details please contact:

Lynsey Cockerton, Service Manager,lynsey.cockerton@nhs.net

or

Helen Brown, Clinical Lead

01246 515090

NO AGENCIES PLEASE




This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

IMPORTANT - REFERENCES
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PLEASE NOTE, OUR SALARY SCALES ARE INCREMENTAL, AND STAFF NEW TO THE NHS WILL USUALLY START AT THE BOTTOM POINT OF THE PAYSCALE ADVERTISED.

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