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Older People’s Mental Health Nurse Development Post

West London NHS Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year plus HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified band 5 nurse to join the Older People's Mental Health Service (OPMHS) in a band 5-6 development post

Successful candidates will be enrolled onto an 18 month development programme across inpatient and community settings, including a full preceptorship package and development to B6 level.

6 months - Inpatient ward in Ealing or Hammersmith and Fulham

6 months - Community placement in one of the borough teams

6 months - Community or Inpatient placement of choice at Band 6

Main duties of the job

Your role within the team would be to implement treatment and care plans to address the health needs of our service users. You will also provide support to carers work within the multidisciplinary team and liaise with a variety of other teams and organisations

Candidates will need to demonstrate some understanding of the needs of older people with mental illness and physical health care challenges.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Older Peoples Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is a supportive, caring, integrated service where staff work together closely to support our patients and their families. We have strong links with medical teams, Allied Health Professionals, Carers and the local community. We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to changing peoples lives. If you share that passion and want to make a difference, then come and join us.

Please refer to the JD

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Professionally qualified and registered Nurse with current NMC registration in Mental Health / LD/ Adult Nursing
  • Other post-basic professional qualifications relative to the role in the specific care group
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental health and physical health problems
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience of prioritising their workload
  • Ability to assess health needs in an initial assessment.
  • Lived experience of mental health issues or caring for an older person with mental health problems
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2017)
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of DoLs and Best Interest Decisions.
  • Knowledge of child and adult safeguarding procedures
  • Care Programme Approach
  • NMC Code of Conduct
  • Current developments in nursing
  • Clinical supervision
  • Effective written and verbal skills.
  • Dementia awareness
  • Knowledge of long term physical health conditions
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Motivated to providing the highest standards of care in a changing service
  • Ability to manage potentially distressing situations and events
  • Ability to prioritise/cope with pressure.
  • Flexible and positive attitude to work and able manage an unpredictable work plan.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Effective team worker and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills

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