We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Staff Nurse to work as part of the Multi-disciplinary Team at The Older Peoples Assessment Service (TOPAS) a 15-bedded en-suite unit, staffed by qualified psychiatric nurses and healthcare assistants. The service provides assessment and treatment predominately for older people who have complex or acute mental health needs. The service supports people to return to independent living wherever possible.
We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs of care within TOPAS as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will help to develop and run individual and group therapeutic interventions. You will also supervise and teach qualified, unqualified staff and students as part of your role.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users and we will therefore be seeking proof of vaccination or medical exemption during the recruitment process.As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.
With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To work within the integrated care team and encourage effective team working, implementing and maintaining high professional standards.
- To be aware of the implementations of the Mental Health Act, care Programme Approach and to meet the statutory requirements of these processes.
- To act as keyworker for allocated patients. To be responsible for the planning implementation and review of the care and for communicating this to relatives and to other involved professionals.
- To provide individual and group therapeutic treatments
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse RGN
- Teaching and Assessing Qualification
- Experience of working with the older adult
- An express with to work with older people
- An express wish to work with people with dementia
- An understanding of confidentiality in the workplace
Key Skills Essential
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- IT literate
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