The Dementia and Older Person's Service (DOPMH) in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation provides assessment and treatment to people living with dementia and adults with functional mental health difficulties and increased complexity associated with physical ill health and the physiology of ageing.
This post will be based with the Gannel DOPMH community team that forms an essential part of the pathway from early diagnosis to end of life care. The team is also supported by a memory assessment nurse, Primary care dementia Practitioners, a dementia liaison nurse, Health Care Assistant, a Team Manager and consultant.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about working in this field and who are looking to join an innovative team at the cutting edge of services delivering high quality safe and effective care that people who use it say is good .
You will be a qualified professional RMN and have experience of working with people with dementia and/or mental health difficulties and be able to manage a caseload under the care programme approach placing the person at the centre of care in a rewarding but busy role.
The ability to work in partnership with carers/family members and services in the community is essential. We will provide you with management and clinical supervision and the opportunity to develop your skills in this area of work through training and development.
This post will be based at Trevissome House.
It is full time substantive post.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the effective provision of Mental Health Services to an identified caseload of service users.
The post holder will work as a senior member of the team and liaise with a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide creative packages of care.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration - NMC
- Professional qualification - RMN
- Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
Skills and Aptitude Essential
- Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
- Knowledge and experience of using relevant cognitive assessments in dementia care practice.
- Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
- Experience of engaging with people living with a long term condition/mental health problem or dementia and their families
- Ability to produce well written reports.
- Ability to manage risk.
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