Community Mental Health Nurse – Care Homes

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1LD, Hemel Hempstead
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Join Our Community! Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurses –Hertfordshire

These are new posts dedicated to supporting care home staff to offer non-pharmacological support, alongside the established HPFT community teams and in conjunction with other agencies. The service will be flexible to the needs of the local care homes across the county. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new part of the service which will evolve and develop as the service becomes established.

The post holder will part of a small MDT consisting of a CPN, an OT, an assistant psychologist and a Band 4 support worker based in the MHSOP to support the work with care homes. They will share knowledge and experience of managing dementia and other mental and physical health difficulties commonly found in older people in long term care. The staff will provide close liaison and expert knowledge to assist care homes in managing complex cases. They will support care home staff to provide non-pharmacological approaches to manage symptoms of dementia by informal training, advice and modelling. The staff will support care homes in preventative work with their residents and help increase awareness of alternative approaches which can maintain someone’s longer term function. They will support the liaison with other organisations, families, carers and GPs and provide the opportunities for face to face meetings.

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer:

• a thorough induction to your role and team

• regular, good quality supervision

• access to Lead Nurse for your area promoting professional development

• a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice

• the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work

• strong values – we’re a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organisation

We will consider both full time and part time applicants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jan Gardiner 01707 364003

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