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Crisis Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time/Full Time up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-KM27-19RCN
Site
Canterbury, Kent
Town
Canterbury Kent
Salary
£30,041 - £37,267 per annum pro rata
Closing
29/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Come and work for NELFT’s crisis resolution and home treatment team and be part of one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare Trusts.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team The team  are responsible for the risk assessment and management of young people experiencing acute mental health crisis in both community and A&E settings.

We welcome applications from registered nurses, with the relevant experience in mental health crisis services or an acute or community mental health setting:

  • You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment, and must be able to work effectively under pressure
  • You will have a thorough knowledge of mental illness and therapeutic interventions, and the ability to assess individuals presenting in acute mental health crisis.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of clinical risk assessment and must be competent in the utilisation of a model of positive risk taking that supports the patient’s independence and autonomy
  • As a senior member of staff, you will have the experience required to co-ordinate the workload of the team on a regular basis and to offer support and supervision within the team.

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrable knowledge, understanding and experience of working with the legal frameworks which relate to the care and treatment of children and young people in crisis. In particular the Children Act 1989, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007).

Working in our Crisis team is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE:

Due to the hard to recruit nature of this post, it has been identified by NELFT as being eligible for a welcome payment subject to the terms set out within the NELFT Recruitment Policy.

This post also attracts a one off payment equivalent to 10% of annual basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,000 and maximum of £10,000 (pro-rata).

 

PROBATION PERIOD

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

ASSESSMENT INFO:

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks

NEW STARTER INFORMATION:

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex.

Due to the hard to recruit nature of this post, it has been identified by NELFT as being eligible for a welcome payment subject to the terms set out within the NELFT Recruitment Policy.

This post also attracts a one off payment equivalent to 10% of annual basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,000 and maximum of £10,000 (pro-rata).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Wayne Bennett, Crisis Integrated Team Manager

Wayne.bennett@nelft.nhs.uk