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Bank Nurse Team Leader Community Mental Health

NHS Professionals - Fl
Prospect Park Hospital
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Bank Nurse Team Leader Community Mental Health

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Hazelwood, Prospect Park Hospital

Salary: £19.96 - £31.93 Per Hour

Job Title and Grade:Nurse Team Leader Community Mental HealthBand 6

Trust: Location: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Covering: Reading Area

Pay Rates: £19.96 Weekday's, £25.95 Saturday's, and Sunday's £31.93

What is special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice, and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first.

We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospitals faster. Our community nurses work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP's, local hospices, complex care nurses, health and social care coordinators, specialist nurses and therapist colleagues.

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there has never been a better time to join Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. And following our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 'Outstanding' as a community and mental health care provider. One of the highlights from the report states 'Staff across the trust felt valued and there was a real focus on doing what was best for staff, patients and carers and a real commitment to the delivery of good quality patient care at every level. Staff at all levels of the trust were proud to work there and morale amongst staff was good. With your experience we are looking for someone that has a passion for caring, great communication skills and the resilience to help enhance our patient's lives.


  • To undertake initial, comprehensive assessments in a range of settings including patient's own home, considering the person's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
  • To develop an agreed care plan with the service user and where appropriate include the view of the families and careers.
  • To initiate and carry out the agreed care plan.
  • Be able to identify and select from a range of health, social and voluntary agencies which could assist and improve the care of individuals and their families.
  • To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, making adjustments as appropriate in collaboration with the wider team by reporting in review or at CPA meetings.
  • To manage and be responsible for an identified caseload of patients.
  • To respond to an acute psychiatric problem and be able to take new referrals.
  • To have knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions e.g., short term problem solving, crisis intervention and basic CST techniques.
  • To develop expertise in one specific area of therapeutic skills.
  • To develop and maintain effective liaison and communication with members of the Primary Care Team, Unitary Authority, Voluntary Organizations on matters relating to patient care.
  • To participate actively in Service Development contributing to projects/plans aimed at improving and maintaining and quality of care.
  • To participate in education programs to formal and informal careers as a means of enhancing standards of care in the locality.
  • To provide consultation and advice on issues relating to the care of older people with mental health problems to others within the wider care
  • community such as Residential Homes, Sheltered Housing, Day Centres etc
  • To act as a source of expert advice to others and be able to signpost.
  • To act as supervisor to junior members of staff and students as required.
  • To maintain accurate clinical documentation as per guidance.
  • To ensure that the Trust policies, especially in relation to CPA and Risk Assessment are adhered to.

  • To take responsibility for own professional development through clinical and managerial supervision.
  • To keep up to date with current trends and be conversant with new developments and research in the care of older people.
  • To ensure ongoing development through reflective practice.
  • To attend team meeting, actively contributing to the development of the mental health service for older people, evaluating & monitoring its effectiveness & efficiency.
  • To adhere to professional code of conduct.
  • To be knowledgeable of recent legislations and government policies influencing delivery of care.
  • To maintain accurate patients records, producing statistical data as required by the Trust.
  • To supervise and participate in the development of junior staff within the wider community team.

Working Hours

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 or 11:00 - 19:00 Weekends 09:00 - 17:00 Which will be rota'd

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

To Apply

Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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