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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership N
Telford and Wrekin
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP).

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £500m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation. Our inclusion services can be found across the country.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award - Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 9,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme 'Step into Health', supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join the East Community Interventions Pathway shropshire.We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic practitioner to join the team in Telford.

The Post will be based at Fuller House in Telford but you will be expected to work across the East of the County as needs arise (Telford, Market Drayton and Bridgnorth).

The Community Interventions Pathway is one of a number of clinical pathways within community mental health services which, in addition to meeting service user needs, allows development of skills within the specialism.

What we are looking for:

Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously and in multidisciplinary teams. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and effective clinical reasoning.

The post will involve a responsibility for your own caseload of varying complexity. There is also opportunity to take part in co-facilitating group work as one of the interventions offered within the pathway. The aim of the pathway is to help improve people's mental health by increasing people's emotional, social and practical functioning through a range of itnerventions including group therapy interventions, pharmacological interventions, and 1-1 interventions/therapies.

There is an emphasis on team based multi-disciplinary decision making which lends itself to creating a supportive environment for staff. We have range of clinicians wthin the MDT including, OT's, Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Support workers,, and student's, we have a culture of active service development with staff of all bands and experience being involved in this process. There is opportunity within the team to attend group supervision, complex case formulation and we value 1-1 supervision with all staf within the pathway to ensure effective support is given in the post.

The environment can be fast paced and challenging, however, highly rewarding. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities. Experience of working within a community mental health setting is desirable.

A valid UK driving license plus the use of your own car for business purposes is essential due to the large rural nature of our catchment area; for qualifying staff the Trust has a lease car scheme in place.

What we can offer you:
  • Regular supervision from within the leadership structure of the team
  • Clear and robust governance structures
  • Self-directed professional development with in - house and external training
  • Regular specialist meetings
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Evidence base, outcome measures, audit.

If you would like any further information, or wish to arrange an informal visit, please contact Alex Short, Pathway Operational Lead (East CIP) - Tel 0300 303 1601

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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