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Senior Mental Health Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5
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Whitegate Manor
£30,401 - £37,267
26/02/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.
We employ more than 6,500 staff, and have approximately 900 beds.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. This post is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary Primary Intermediate Mental Health Service.

The post-holder will work in the Single Point of Access Duty Team, providing telephone triage assessments and signposting. They will work with service users and their families to provide short-term intervention and to identify the most appropriate pathway of care.  The post-holder will provide line-management to junior members of staff, promoting mental health services to other providers and pro-actively working towards our Trusts values and objectives.

The post-holder will have a sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983, The Care Act, relevant documentation and knowledge of Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health Services and Social Care.

This is a forward thinking and progressive service; therefore we are looking to appoint individuals who have the passion and motivation to make a positive contribution to our team and the Blackpool community. Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multi organisational teams is essential.

Informal enquiries welcome.



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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

Charlene Lee-Thornton, Acting Team Leader

Michele Furey, Team Leader

01253 951225