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Memory Service Non-Medical Prescriber Trainee

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Depending on experience £38762.00 - £45765.00 p.a. inc.
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Non-Medical Prescriber Trainee to join the Greenwich Memory Service to become a Band 7 Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) at the completion of the NMP Course.

We are looking for an experienced Band 6 Nurse, with experience in working in Older Adults Community Mental Health within Memory services and or Dementia care.

To have a responsibility for the co-ordination and development of the memory clinics.

To provide line management /supervision to Band 5 and below team members working in the Memory Service

To have a key role in the on-going assessment, treatment and support to people with dementia, their carers and relatives who are referred to the memory service, including initiating psychometric testing.

To collaborate with members of the integrated older peoples' community mental health team, to provide professional advice and support where required.

To provide the specialist nursing knowledge and skills to the Memory Service.

To work effectively within the multi professional/ multi agency team to deliver high quality care.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, continuing support and professional development. You will benefit from working within a creative and supportive team and will be encouraged to be part of our developing service.

For further information about the role please contactPamela Adeniyi on 07920038045(Usual working hours Tues-Thur 9am-5pm).

Main duties of the job
Main duties of thejob

The post holder will work under supervision from a Consultant Psychiatrist and alongside specialist memory nurse, Occupational Therapists and Psychologist.

The post holder will hold a caseload of complex clients experiencing memory difficulties, assessing, providing follow up post-diagnosis interventions, co-facilitation of groups and workshops.

The post holder will need to be motivated, passionate about Dementia care and be prepared to work as part of a team that are striving for excellency. They will need excellent communication skills, the ability to be flexible, work proactively and work well as part of a team.

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 NHS FOUNDATION TRUST CPA Policy - with a particular focus on service users with dementia.

To be an effective communicator, observer & listener.

To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

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

To ensure good working relationships with service users, carers, relatives, other professionals and the public.

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 parameters and is open to scrutiny from peers.

Attend regular peer supervision with other Nurse Specialists to maintain and develop good practice and prescribing.

Must hold a current, valid first level registration with the Nurses & Midwives Council.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • 2 years experience of working in community mental health, Memory Service or Dementia care
  • CPN course or other relevant qualification in dementia care.
Experience Essential
  • experience of working in a health or social care setting, working with clients with dementia.
  • CPN course or other relevant qualification in dementia care.
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant experience in ENB998 or equivalent ENB812 or equivalent CPN course or other relevant qualification in dementia care .
  • Completion Practice Educator course or other relevant qualification.

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