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Community Psychiatric Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Jun 2024
Ealing Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Services, within the Older People's Mental Health Service.

Offers a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive, forward thinking, adaptive team. We welcome applications from nurses on all parts of the NMC register with the required experience and skill set

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic nurses who are highly motivated and caring professionals who can provide the best possible care with compassion to our patients.

You will have post registration experience, preferable, in the specified care group, and will be someone who can make a significant contribution in supporting the delivery of high quality assessment, investigation and treatment, supporting the team in the day-to-day running of the service whilst being expected to take a lead on a core aspect of service delivery.

The post holder will work with individuals who present with a range of memory related health needs, by providing assessment, information, treatment, review and support through individual and group work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will work as a Care coordinator for a group of patients, and be responsible for liaising with other professionals and organisations to ensure that patients' physical, social and psychological needs are met in an integrated and holistic way.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist assessments, reviews and nursing interventions to service users accessing the Cognitive Impairment & Dementia Service (CIDS). The post holder will ensure the successful implementation and roll out of care for dementia patients

Main duties include but are not limited to:
  • Specialist assessment of individuals and their families
  • Assessment and management of ongoing risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with service users and carers. Provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.
  • Work as a core member of an MDT.
  • Act within the NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Deliver care under the Care Programme Approach and work in partnership with individual service users and their families and carers to ensure the delivery of the care plan.
  • Administer and monitor medication, including depots, prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice, within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.
  • Broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Professionally qualified and registered Nurse with current NMC registration in Mental Health / LD/ Adult Nursing.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Dementia and community experience.



  • Experience of working with patients and their carers with complex health and social care difficulties in the designated care group.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of managing clinical caseload will include carrying out initial assessments, treatment efficacy reviews and risk mitigation assessments leading to crisis prevention.
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health difficulties.
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals.
  • Experience of conducting a range of clinical assessments including risk assessments.
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies.


  • Experience in working with people with dementia on the ward and in the community.



  • A high level of working knowledge of cognitive impairment and dementia.
  • Ability to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Community Team.
  • Have an excellent understanding of assessment and management of risk.
  • Effective communications skills to meet the needs of the post in full.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services with an ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Mentorship in practice. Additional dementia training.

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust.
  • Can use constructive feedback and openly seeks to review and reflect on self, style and presentation.
  • To demonstrate empathy and compassion towards the needs of individuals and their carers.


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing West CID

Elm Lodge



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