Clinical Nurse Specialist (Community & Social Services – Mental Health)
In Jersey, we’ll give you the chance to remember why you first became a Nurse. Away from the jurisdiction of the NHS, we’re free to govern our healthcare service as we see fit. As such, we encourage our teams to work collaboratively and to spend time getting to know their patients, gaining a full understanding of the challenges they face and the help they need. Likewise, we support our people with plenty of training opportunities, so you can be sure that your knowledge will remain cutting-edge. Which all equates to a particularly progressive working environment – one in which our integrated services link seamlessly – and one in which you’re sure to rediscover your love for the profession.
Joining the Adult Mental Health team, you will work with some of Jersey’s most vulnerable residents who need technical interventions and specialist support. These are people who have complex mental health needs, but thanks to your skilled assessments and treatments, they will maintain a good quality of life. Acting as a care co-ordinator within the community, you will take their opinions into account wherever possible, assessing risks (both to themselves and to the public) and devising a management and safety plan that will also include being on-call, out of hours. Working with multi-disciplinary colleagues, you will also offer psychosocial education to families and carers of your patients, using your enhanced skills within a specialist nursing area to provide a level of support that is outstanding.
It’s important that you can deliver care to your patients and explain what is happening in a way that they can understand. As such, you will be an experienced registered nurse with fantastic communication skills, and a good knowledge of mental health gained over at least three years in a speciality area. With a mentorship or teaching qualification and a relevant post qualifying speciality award, you’ll be excited about the development opportunities we can present you with. You’ll also need good IT skills and a driving license – plus a huge amount of compassion.
Our people are so important so with support from day one, you’ll have everything you need to make the move and start changing the lives of others, and your own. We’ll provide you with a generous relocation package (£8,000), support with a deposit and first month’s rent through our Deposit Advance Scheme, as well as continual training and development opportunities and the freedom to really rediscover why you love what you do, and who you are.
This is a role in which you can make a tangible difference to the lives of others, in a team where creativity, kindness and team-work are paramount. So if you’re ready to rediscover your love for nursing, then get in touch.