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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse - Care Home Support Team - Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Care Home Support Team is seeking to recruit keen and a motivated Senior Community Mental Health Nurse who has a passion for working with people with dementia and their carers to help maintain a good quality of life within the care home setting. The role involves person centred assessments for service users with a diagnosis of dementia living in care home's within Gloucestershire incorporating the '5 step approach', you will be given support and training on the five step approach. The role also has an element of teaching care home staff on various topics including dementia awareness and mental capacity act amongst others.

As a senior member of the team you would be expected to provide clinical and leadership guidance to your team. You will be expected to take a lead on the training aspect for the team along with other members of the team, help maintain requests, work closely with our training partners and to co-ordinate training requests from care home.

Previous experience of working with people living with dementia and working in a community setting is preferred.

Although you will be largely responsible for a set geographical area, you may be expected to provide cross cover across the county to assist with your colleague depending on size of case load and referral rate.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will be a senior Member of the team working with individuals across the locality who have dementia and live in a care home setting. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Act as a short term care co-ordinator providing assessments and treatment plans to support individuals and care home staff to improve resident's quality of life.
  • Caseload Management
  • Offer clinical leadership to other members of the Care Home Support Team Countywide.
  • Provide expert clinical advice, support, training to individuals, their families and care home personnel
  • Whilst the post is for a set geographical area the successful applicant may be expected to provide cross cover in other areas of the county


About us

The Care Home support Team is a county wide service offering support, education, training for care home who support people with Dementia.

The post holder will have peer support with team members and Receive regular support from the Team Manager.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 19th August 2022

Interview date: 25th August 2022

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 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.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

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.

Person Specification Shortlisting Essential
  • Extensive experience of working in a health, social care or voluntary sector organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of providing training
  • Demonstrable experience of working and liaising with a wide range of agencies and stakeholders
  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people with Dementia
Desirable
  • knowledge of issues relating to carers both from a legal and policy context
  • Knowledge of health and social care organisations and how they operate
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
Job Description and person specification Essential
  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Demonstrable experience of providing training
  • Demonstrable experience of working and liaising with a wide range of agencies and stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging/working with older people with Dementia
Desirable
  • knowledge of issues relating to carers both from a legal and policy context
  • Knowledge if health and social care organisations and how they operate
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding


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