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Access Nurse (Band 6)

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-073

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
NLCG AMH Access Team
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Adult Mental Health Services are looking to recruit 2.5 WTE Access Practitioners to join our team. To be based at Great Oaks, Ashby, Scunthorpe.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated practitioners to join our expanding team. The successful candidate must have excellent assessment, risk assessment and management skills. You will work within a person-centred approach and be able to work on your own initiative. Ideally you will have previous experience of working as a qualified practitioner in Mental Health Services.

The successful candidate will work as a collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team contributing to the provision of a 24/7 high quality service to patients and carers; this will include triage of referrals as the single point of access, planned routine mental health assessments, crisis intervention work, home treatment and undertaking cover within the General Hospital, all these will include completing assessments for Primary Care, Secondary Care, Gatekeeping and will include assessing in the local police cells.

The successful candidate will work a 24hour shift pattern and work across both the Assessment and Home-based treatment parts of the Access Team. You will be able to identify risk clearly and plan for this appropriately, as lone working is part of the night duty.

We encourage and invest in individual’s personal and professional development in areas that they are passionate about and have a special interest in. The trust is keen to explore career pathways for all staff. When joining our team we will work with you to decide how you want to develop and how we can support you.

Closing date: 13th August 2021

Interviews: 4th August 2021 & 23rd August 2021

For all enquiries please contact Simon Mills, Access Team Manager on 01724 382000 or email

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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The first 6 months of employment with the Trust will be a probationary period which may be extended by the Trust for a further 6 months.

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