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Nursing Associate - EI in Psychosis Team

Job Reference: 798-9349

Employer:
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Early Intervention Service
Location:
Worcestershire
Salary:
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

OUR TRUST VALUES

Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.


Following a recent inspection and audit, Worcestershire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service are excited to be in a position to expand our team.

Worcestershire’s Early Intervention Service addresses the needs of young people (aged 14-35) who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. With bases in Worcester and Bromsgrove, we are a countywide service helping individuals and their families to cope with psychosis, promoting recovery, reducing trauma and tackling stigma.

We are seeking a Nurse Associate with the skills and knowledge to help us achieve a gold standard in physical health monitoring and interventions for our patients. You would be responsible for ensuring full, accurate and timely availability of physical health checks to patient and ensuring patients are referred to and access suitable follow up monitoring and interventions for any physical health concerns. You will be required to work countywide and in both Trust and community settings including patients own homes. You will assist qualified staff in ensuring patients received medications and will also administer medications including injections. You will be required to undertake phlebotomy training and ensure patients receive appropriate blood testing. You will also work with colleagues by running or contributing to groups and family work.

Worcestershire’s Early Intervention Service is an award-winning service with an excellent reputation. If you are newly qualified you will have a well thought out induction plan and a member of qualified staff as a mentor.

You will work flexibly in a clinical role. You should have experience and confidence in working independently in an adult mental health setting and will have skills in engagement, assessment, therapeutic approaches and physical health monitoring. You must have excellent communication and multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team working skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge of the principles of recovery.

Based in Worcestershire, the post involves a significant amount of travel, therefore it is essential applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact:

Kathryn Hankins (Service Lead for Specialist Services) on mobile:07867780522 or via email k.hankins@nhs.net

 




PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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