We are very excited to be advertising this Band 5 (RMN or RGN) post working with people with dementia at our brand-new ward in Worthing. This is a particularly exciting time to be joining our team, as we have recently reorganised our West Sussex in-patient dementia services which are now all housed within our specialist in-patient unit. The ward is anticipated to open in July 2022 however any successful applicants who are ready to start before the opening date may be allocated an alternative ward within the Forget Me Not Unit during this period.
The post-holder will work as part of a dedicated MDT assessing and treating men with dementia in our 10 bedded dementia ward. The successful candidate will join a friendly, highly-skilled, enthusiastic and supportive MDT. We will be taking a keen interest in helping you to develop the wide range of skills important to this role; the post-holder will be encouraged to develop special interests and expertise in line with service and team objectives. You will receive regular managerial/ clinical supervision, as well as a commitment to your own continuing professional development.
This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).
Main duties of the job
You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team undertaking assessments of patients with dementia to develop care and recovery plans in collaboration with the patients and their families/carers.
In conjunction with the team, you will assess and manage risks through assessment regularly reviewing and working in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary teams. You will be expected to administer and monitor medication
You will act as a Primary Nurse providing clinical and managerial leadership on the ward, whilst also supervising junior staff and trainees.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. We are proud to be a service that encourages everyone to be the best that they can be and make the most of their careers whatever their background. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we want to hear from you!
We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.
Other key staff survey results include:
We encourage flexible working
- 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
- 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles
. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team acting as a named nurse for service users. They will:
- Undertake assessments and reviews of individuals with dementia presenting with higher levels of risk.
- Develop care plans in collaboration with the service user, family/carers and the MDT.
- Offer specialist nursing assessment and advice where required.
- Provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward.
- Provide supervision to junior staff and trainees where appropriate.
- Regularly take charge of the clinical environment over a span of duty.
Person Specification Knowledge/Experience Essential
- Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
- Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions.
- Child and Adult safe guarding procedures.
- Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk
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