An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior practitioner to join the Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service (CIDS) in Hounslow.
CIDS is part of the Older Peoples Mental Health Service (OPMHS) line and has sister teams in three Boroughs, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow.
Hounslow is a small dynamic team that needs an enthusiastic professional to provide a leading role in offering patients with complex enduring mental health needs and their carers assessments treatment and care. The post holder will provide clinical supervision to team members, will monitor referrals, allocate work to colleagues, and liaise with GPs, social care colleagues, inpatient wards and others to ensure care is delivered to this vulnerable group.
The team base for Hounslow CIDS is located at West Middlesex Hospital Site.
Main duties of the job
Your role within the team will be to take a lead in 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. You will be in a leadership role and be involved in shaping the future developments in the Service
Candidates will need to demonstrate some understanding of the needs of older people with mental illness and physical health care challenges.
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.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Practitioner (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
- Degree/diploma level qualification supplemented by specialist qualification and/or experience.
- Courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area Completion of student Supervisor Course/equivalent/Practice Educators/
- Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
- Experience of supervising staff and students
- Experience of managing clinical risks with complex cases.
- Experience working with patients and carer groups to develop innovative practice.
- Lived experience of mental health issues/caring for Older person with mental Health difficulties/dementia complex mental health needs/dementia
- Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
- Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
- Knowledge safeguarding both children and adults and patient safety.
- To understand key performance indicators and how they relate to team.
- Awareness of regional and national policies and procedures in relation to service area.
- Awareness of research and development in service areas.
- NICE guidance and governance procedures in relation to patient safety.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
- Able to manage a caseload of people with complex mental and physical health needs including dementia
- Able to establish links with other services and professionals.
- To remain calm under pressure, to contain others emotional distress and anxiety.
Other Requirements Essential
- Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust.
- Can use constructive feedback and openly seeks to review and reflect on self, style and presentation
- To demonstrate empathy and compassion towards the needs of individuals and their carers.
- To treat people with dignity and respect
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