Community Psychiatric Nurse

An opportunity has arisen for Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to work within the Calderdale Community Mental Health Team for Older People based at Laura Mitchell Health Centre in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will work within the remit of the Band 5 RMN job description which involves undertaking mental health assessments, risk management and clinical decision making in line with leadership, care programme approach (CPA) and working collaboratively with partner organisations. Alongside this, there is an expectation to deliver interventions to service users in their own homes in Calderdale, therefore you will need to be able to work autonomously, as well as within the team, and be able to assess and manage risks for people living with mental health issues and dementia as well as to provide support to the service user’s family/carers.

You will be working with a well-established multidisciplinary team that supports staff to develop both personally and professionally. We have a mix of RMNs, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Assistants, Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists. There are regular network meetings and professional supervision is available. A full comprehensive induction will be provided and access to further training options. The service places staff clinical and management supervision, appraisal, support and professional development as a high priority.

An interest in, or experience of, working with older people living with mental health issues would be advantageous.

Applications by students who are due to graduate as well as return to practice RMNs will be considered.

Full UK driving licence and use of own car is essential.

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is also committed to a healthy work life balance. All applicants will be assessed fairly and on merit.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or to discuss in more detail the role and responsibilities of the post please do contact Mark Whittlesea on .

Reference: 40886118

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