Job Title - Senior Community Mental Health Nurse Location - Older Peoples Service, North Locality, Avon House, Tewkesbury Salary - Band 6 Hours per week - Post 1 - 37.5hrs, Post 2 - 30 hrs Job Type - Permanent Reference -
Are you looking for a new challenge or ready to step up your in career to a senior position? Are you passionate about providing excellent nursing care to older people? If so we have two posts available for permanent Mental Health Nurses at Avon House working in our Community Older Peoples Team.
Main duties of the job
You will have the necessary skills and experience to work autonomously in the community when needed and be an active member of our multidisciplinary team. You will care coordinate a caseload of complex cases which will be challenging at times as well as rewarding. You will have the the ability to understand and manage the complexities of both functional Illness and dementia alongside the multitude of co-existing factors that affect the health and wellbeing of our older aged service users and their carers and families.
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills and the willingness to learn and develop as well as share their knowledge in this exciting field of mental health. In return we offer you the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and experienced MDT providing support and supervision for you, excellent standards of care for our service users and providing students of multiple professions with a high quality learning environment.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Job description Job responsibilities
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.
This post is eligible for the Trusts Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trusts intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.
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Person Specification EXPERIENCE Essential
- YEARS EXPERIENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH
- EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
- Working knowledge of Functional and Organic Mental Illness in Older People
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS Essential
- UNDERSTANDING OF RECOVERY
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