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Dementia Specialist Nurse

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
North Hykeham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024
Langworth Ward is an 18 bedded acute assessment ward for older adults experiencing complex BPSD. We are within the Older Persons and Frailty division and have been given the exciting opportunity to increase our establishment of nursing staff! We are recruiting Band 6 senior acute care/dementia specialist nurse team members. We want people who are passionate and excited about working with people with dementia, who strive to deliver exceptional standards of care.

The ward can be challenging, fast paced, it offers opportunities to support people at a transitional period of their life.

We have the reputation of being welcoming, delivering excellent standards of care and working with high levels of compassion. We are proud of the positive and encouraging feedback we frequently receive from staff, students, patients, and carers.

Langworth Ward acknowledges that the quality of care is pivotal to the success of the ward, this relies on quality staff, we always strive to look for ways to improve and have recently completed several QI projects which have benefitted both staff and our people on the ward.

We are committed to provide the support and training to ensure that all team members are equipped to work with people who have BPSD.

Main duties of the job

To be clinical leader of the team providing care for people with severe BPSD and mental health problems

To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

To work as part of an MDT team providing a user-focused, accessible and responsive acute nursing service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems and BPSD.

To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing BPSD and mental health needs, within agreed limitations.

Patterns of working will be by arrangement and may include evenings, weekends, bank holidays.

Provides management supervision to junior staff.

To take on a Champion role of a special interest of yours - this could be: physical health, wound care, therapeutic interventions, safeguarding, care planning, and with this role you have the opportunity to lead on improvements on the ward and really stretch your practice.

We understand the important of staff developing themselves personally and professionally, and we support this in a number of ways. Our Senior nurses are actively encouraged to attend development programmes and further training such as: Mary Seacole Leadership programme, Professional Nurse Advocate programme, Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour therapy training, Coaching, Leadership training, and more!

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for complete details regarding this post.

When completing your application, please demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

We can also offer you many staff benefits to help support you which include:
  • Early access to Psychological Therapies and Physiotherapy
  • Competitive annual leave allowance
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Money saving options through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Discounts on major high street retailers and restaurants

Get in touch today:

Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you may have about our roles. For more information, please contact Ken Mbonzongwana, via email at k.mbonzongwana@nhs.net or by telephone on 07779 970323

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level )
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice


Desirable

  • Certificate in clinical supervision
  • Management Training


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.


Desirable

  • Experience of working within mental health care within the NHS


Skills & Competences

Essential

  • Demonstrating supportive and sensitive communication to patients, carers and staff, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and effects of information.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patient care, where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to support colleagues move through appropriate process
  • Highly motivated and able to engage with service users and carers to improve outcomes
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Langworth Ward, Witham Court

Fen Lane

North Hykeham

LN6 8NN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

274-10464-AI-H

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