Do you want to be part of a team that really makes a difference?
The Intensive Community Support for Dementia ( ICSD East) are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a full time Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse to join this dynamic team in a permanent position.
ICSD is a hospital avoidance team that aim to provide a high standard of patient centred care for people with a diagnosis of Dementia to enable them to be cared for in their own home or other community settings.
ICSD East is a specialist community dementia team of around 30 staff, with medical and occupational therapy input, and is a great mix of autonomous and team work and where everyone's contribution is valued. The team is based at Alderney Hospital and visits patients within the East of Dorset.
The team supports the Older People’s Community Mental Health Teams in managing their most complex cases and are highly effective in preventing unnecessary admissions and assisting safe planned discharges to and from the organic wards at Alderney Hospital. They do this through the provision of rapid, specialist and intensive short-term, care-planned support at home.
The team works closely with carers and other agencies in older people’s health and social care services and also supports the discharges of people with dementia from the organic wards at Alderney Community Hospital into community placements to ensure they are discharged effectively. They work closely with other mental health services to give joined-up care at the point of need to prevent crises developing.
Do you have what we are looking for?
We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse who wants a fulfilling role where they can really use their skills, knowledge and expertise to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in Dorset. Ideally we are looking for RNMHs but if you are an experienced RGN or RNLD with evidence of community and dementia experience then your application would be welcomed.
You will need to be a dynamic and highly motivated nurse, with exceptional assessment, risk management and care formulation skills who has experience of working with older adults and dementia health in a multi-disciplinary setting. You will have a very high standard of communication skills and clinical decision-making, as this is essential in this role. ICSD is a ‘virtual ward’ and senior nursing staff must be able to process information in a variety of ways accurately and quickly.
Part of the Clinical Team Leader role is Gatekeeping the Organic beds at Alderney hospital, Co-Ordinating the shift, ensuring all visits are covered, triaging new referrals and ensuring the patient is assessed within our timeframes. You will also be responsible for junior staff on shift and supporting them while they are on visits.
If you are looking for a challenging, varied and rewarding job this could be the post for you and we would welcome you to come and meet us and apply.
Can you meet our extra requirements?
Being a car driver with business insurance is absolutely vital to this role as we drive all over Dorset. The ability to work flexibly across a range of weekends, early mornings and evening shifts is also important as well, as the work of the service depends on the fluidity and adaptability of the whole team. Hours of work fall between 07.30 and 20.00 as Early or Late shifts.
Being fit enough successfully complete the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) course is also essential, alongside highly-developed de-escalation skills in a variety of environments.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Michelle Hughes, Team Leader - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01202 307783
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