Primary Care Mental Health Nurse in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, UK

Employer: NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Location: Saltcoats, Ayrshire, UK


Salary: £26,830 - £35,933 per annum


In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe caring and respectful way.

An exciting opportunity of a Charge Nurse post has arisen within the Primary Care Mental Health Team in North Ayrshire.

You will join a multidisciplinary team which provides assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing moderate mental health problems.

You will have a registered professional qualification with the NMC or HPC and have experience in mental health assessment and care planning with an interest in working with patients with mental health problems in the community setting.

Evidence of post registration education and a comprehensive knowledge base of psychological interventions are essential. Advanced communication skills well developed risk assessment skills and excellent organizational skills are essential together with evidence of continued professional development and previous supervision responsibility.

You will be responsible for a caseload of service users working in partnership with local authorities service users and voluntary groups to support and underpin a seamless patient journey through the healthcare system to maintain consistently high standards of service delivery and patient care in a climate of change and redesign.

The candidate will also offer line management supervision to staff nurses and self help workers empowering all staff to develop a culture of excellence through development of robust professional and clinical guidance.

The North Partnership is currently enhancing its integrated working arrangements within this process service realignment may result in a change in this posts caseload at a future date.

Car owner/driver is essential.

Hours: 30 per week over 5 days Monday-Friday

Informal Enquiries to: Kevin Milton Team Leader North Ayrshire Primary Care Mental Health Team TelClosing Date:

Interview Date:
We are in the process of amending the online application form. Please note that the current online application form requests that you supply information regarding sickness absence. Please do not complete this section as this information does not form part of the initial selection process.

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