Community Nurse

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Isleworth
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year plus HCAS
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Older People's 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 people's lives. If you share that passion and want to make a difference, then come and join us.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic nurses to join our Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Specialist (CIDS) which provides community based treatment and care to all adults with dementia. The role of Community Nurse is to work in partnership with patients and their families/carers in the Older People Community Mental Health Service, developing their personalised care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessments, reviews and nursing interventions to patients accessing CIDS. The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with families/carers and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of patients and their families/carers. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

To ensure the successful implementation and roll out of care for dementia patients the post holder will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to Dementia care and will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

The post holder will be able to form therapeutic, meaningful relationships with patients and their families and carers, ensuring they are actively involved in both the planning and delivery of their care

Please refer to the JD

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

To provide specialist assessments, reviews and nursing interventions to service users accessing Cognitive Impairment & Dementia Services (CIDS). The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. To be responsible for safe custody of medications, including checking and administration including depot administration.

To ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students.

To contribute to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care and support plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

To ensure the successful implementation and roll out of care for dementia patients.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Professionally qualified and registered Nurse with current NMC registration in Mental Health / LD/ Adult Nursing.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
Desirable
  • Dementia and community experience.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients and their carers with complex health and social care difficulties in the designated care group.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of managing clinical caseload will include carrying out initial assessments, treatment efficacy reviews and risk mitigation assessments leading to crisis prevention.
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health difficulties.
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals.
  • Experience of conducting a range of clinical assessments including risk assessments.
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies.
  • Previous experience of working with carers and independent / voluntary sectors.
Desirable
  • Experience in working with people with dementia on the ward and in the community.
Knowledge Essential
  • A high level of working knowledge of cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Ability to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Community Team.
  • Deputise for the duty manager as appropriate.
  • Have an excellent understanding of assessment and management of risk.
  • Effective planning & organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Effective communications skills to meet the needs of the post in full.
  • Effective management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales whilst meeting targets.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services with an ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
  • Ability to engage patients and their carers in meaningful dialogue.
Desirable
  • Mentorship in practice. Additional dementia training.
Personal Qualities 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.
Desirable
  • Leadership skills


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222-LS-OPMHS-33-B
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