This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.
There is no age barrier to becoming unwell in later life with both mental and physical health problems. Our progressive Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Team in North Yorkshire & York deliver high quality, accessible, person-centred care to the population of older people which the Trust serves.
Woldview is an 18 bed mixed gender ward for older people with organic illness at the newly built Foss Park Hospital in York. We work collaboratively with service users and carer's to develop individual well-being treatment plans.
Main duties of the job
The service offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for older people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health problems, alongside complex physical health problems or related frailty.
We have a multi-disciplinary inpatient team including nurses, medical staff, a physical health care practitioner, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology. There is local access to nutrition and dietetic staff within MHSOP. We work in partnership with local Community Teams and our Care Home and Dementia Team
You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered General Nurse and able to demonstrate continuing professional development, effective generic nursing skills and the confidence to meet the requirements of a Band 5 position working primarily with the older person.
If the post sounds interesting to you and you would like to know more about our service and what the role entails please contact us on the number below to arrange an informal meeting or chat to support your application.During the discussion we can consider any development needs you may have and help you decide if the post would meet your long term career plans.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RNMH or RLDN current professional registration with NMC.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Working with people with mental ill health.
- Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
- Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
- Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Motivate and work positively and assertively with other members of the team.
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