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Memory Service Nurse

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bromley
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Full time equivalent
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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To have a responsibility for the co-ordination and development of the memoryclinics. To have a key role in the on-going assessment, treatment and support topeople with dementia, their carers and relatives. To collaborate with members of theintegrated older peoples' community mental health teams, to provide professionaladvice and support where required. To promote and develop evidence basedpractice working within NICE guidelines and MSNAP Standards.

Main duties of the job

To hold professional responsibility for assessing individual care needs, riskassessments, development, implementation and evaluation of care plans, in line with Oxleas Foundation Trust CPA policy. With particular focus on service users with Dementia.To be an effective communicator, observer and listener.To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.To demonstrate understanding and use of clinical supervision to reflect upon and modify own and others practice.

To ensure that own practice remains within legal, ethical and professional parameter and is open to scrutiny from peers.Most hold a current, valid first level registration with the Nurses and Midwifes Council.Management of caseload- clinicalProvide leadership, Mentorship and supervision for support workers, Band 5 nurses and student nurses, as appropriate.Good Computer literacy skillsManagement responsibilities:

Management of clinical caseloadTo exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.To participate in the team across the Memory Service.To supervise and support staff at Band 6 and under grades.To develop, implement and evaluate policies and strategies relevant for the Memory Service.To demonstrate the ability to effectively use available resources.To co-ordinate day to day activities of caseloadTo analyse and respond to clinical situations.To work within the Memory Operational PolicyTo maintain risk assessments for clinical caseload.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities
Key Task and Responsibilities:

To hold professional responsibility for assessing individual care needs, risk assessments, development, implementation and evaluation of care plans, in line with Oxleas Foundation Trust CPA policy. With particular focus on service users with Dementia.

To be an effective communicator, observer and listener.

To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

To adhere to all organisational, polices, procedures and guidelines.

To demonstrate understanding and use of clinical supervision to reflect upon and modify own and others practice.

To ensure that own practice remains within legal, ethical and professional parameter and is open to scrutiny from peers.

Most hold a current, valid first level registration with the Nurses and Midwifes Council.

Management responsibilities

Management of caseload- clinical

Leadership

Accountable to Director of Nursing

Provide leadership, Mentorship and supervision for support workers, Band 5 nurses and student nurses, as appropriate.

Good Computer literacy skills

Management responsibilities:



Management of caseload- clinical

To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.

To participate in the team across the Memory Service.

To supervise and support staff at Band 5 and under grades.

To develop, implement and evaluate policies and strategies relevant for the Memory Service.

To demonstrate the ability to effectively use available resources.

To co-ordinate day to day activities of caseload

To analyse and respond to clinical situations.

To work within the Memory Operational Policy

To maintain risk assessments for clinical caseload.

Leadership:
Accountable to Director of Nursing

Provide leadership, Mentorship and supervision for support workers, Band 5 nurses and student nurses, as appropriate.

Performance Management accountable to Locality and Team Manager

You will be required to train/mentor/coach staff or facilitate courses/study days

Clinical:
To accept care co-ordinator responsibility for a clinical caseload.

To initiate assessments and treatment programmes in service users homes and at the memory clinics.

To facilitate the inclusion of social care services in the care plan in line with assessed need, agreed eligibility criteria and agreed procedures.

Respond to the needs of people in an honest, non judgemental and open manner, which respects the rights of individuals and groups.

Actively engage with service users and their carers in the provision of holistic, needs-led care, which takes account of the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals.

Have an understanding of the needs and rights of carers and undertake Carers Assessments with a view to offering supportive services.

To maintain accurate RIO records, including core and risk assessments, care plans, progress notes and contacts as required.

Have a good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2007. Undertake mental capacity assessments and have an understanding of their responsibilities under both Acts.

Have an understanding and knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and its implications to practise.

Demonstrate an understanding of Safeguarding Adults policy and procedures.

Ensure that service users and their carers are up to date in their knowledge including having a copy of their care plan, information about treatment and the role of the care co-ordinator.

Assist patients with social and practical activities, such as education, leisure and financial management and assisting in developing and maintaining personal and social networks with families, carers, and others in line with the social inclusion model of care.

Advise and assist patients in maintaining daily living skills such as personal hygiene, self-care skills, social skills, and nutritional management.

Implement evidence based practice in all aspects of clinical care, developing an ongoing awareness of significant nursing and other mental health research relevant to the care group.

Develop effective working relationships with patients, families and

carers by facilitating engagement and therapeutic co-operation through

the use of flexible and responsive strategies.

Facilitate groups within the community for clients, carers and relatives.

To provide advice, education and work in co-partnership with residential/nursing homes.

Be responsible for the administration, carriage and storage of medication in accordance with relevant policies and clinical procedures. To maintain drugs records as agreed policy.

To act as a resource within the CMHT, giving advice and offering assistance as appropriate [e.g. joint visits]

Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of the impact of social and cultural diversity on service users and their carers experiences of mental illness and mental health services.

Research:
Participate in any research, audit, Clinical Governance or Clinical Effectiveness projects, as required.

Demonstrating ability to initiate and maintain positive change within own and other areas.

Communication:
To communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary team and with service users and carers on a range of issues that are often complex in their nature and in complex situations.

Participate in supervision and Professional Development Reviews and demonstrate reflective practice through the Knowledge and Skills Framework.

To maintain electronic and written clinical records ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Provide supervision, mentorship and leadership for junior staff within the Memory Service & Student Nurses, appropriate.

Key working relationships

Any special requirements specific to the post

Maintaining records or documentation

Writing reports

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • 2 years minimum experience as an RMN
Desirable
  • Experience of working with older people with mental health needs.
Car owner Essential
  • Car driver and use for work
Dementia knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working in the community
Desirable
  • An understanding of the needs and rights of people with dementia and their carers.


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