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Community Nurse

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year plus HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Older People's Mental Health Service (OPMHS) is a supportive, caring, integrated service where staff work together closely to support patients and their families. We have strong links with medical teams, Allied Health Professionals, Carers and the local community. We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to changing people's lives. If you share that passion and want to make a difference, then come and join us.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic nurses to join our Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Specialism (CIDS) which provides community based treatment and care to all adults developing cognitive deficits and those with dementia. The role of the Community Nurse is to work in partnership with patients and their families/carers in developing their personalised care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

To provide specialist assessments, reviews and nursing interventions to patients accessing CIDS. The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the care group, to include; education, care plans, risk management and discharge planning, working closely with families/carers and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of patients and their families/carers

Main duties of the job

Main duties include but are not limited to:
  • Specialist assessment of individuals and their families
  • Assessment and management of ongoing risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with service users and carers. Provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.
  • Work as a core member of an MDT.
  • Act within the NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Deliver care under the Care Programme Approach and work in partnership with individual service users and their families and carers to ensure the delivery of the care plan.
  • Administer and monitor medication, including depots, prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice, within NMC guidelines and the Trusts Medicines Code.
  • Broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects.


About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity within the Older Peoples Mental Health Service (OPMHS) at West London NHS Trust in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The Older Peoples Mental Health Service is a supportive, caring, integrated service where staff work together closely to support patients and their families. We have strong links with medical teams, Allied Health Professionals, Carers and the local community. We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to changing peoples lives. If you share that passion and want to make a difference, then come and join us.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic nurses to join our Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Specialism (CIDS) which provides community based treatment and care to all adults developing cognitive deficits and those with dementia.

The role of the Community Nurse is to work in partnership with patients and their families/carers in developing their personalised care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

To provide specialist assessments, reviews and nursing interventions to patients accessing CIDS. The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to the care group, to include; education, care plans, risk management and discharge planning, working closely with families/carers and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of patients and their families/carers

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Professionally qualified and registered Nurse with current NMC registration in Mental Health / LD/ Adult Nursing.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Desirable
  • Dementia and community experience.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with patients and their carers with complex health and social care difficulties in the designated care group.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of managing clinical caseload will include carrying out initial assessments, treatment efficacy reviews and risk mitigation assessments leading to crisis prevention.
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health difficulties.
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals.
  • Experience of conducting a range of clinical assessments including risk assessments.
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies.
  • Previous experience of working with carers and independent / voluntary sectors.
Desirable
  • Experience in working with people with dementia on the ward and in the community.
Knowledge Essential
  • A high level of working knowledge of cognitive impairment and dementia.
  • Ability to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Community Team.
  • Deputise for the duty manager as appropriate.
  • Have an excellent understanding of assessment and management of risk.
  • Effective planning & organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Effective communications skills to meet the needs of the post in full.
  • Effective management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales whilst meeting targets.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services with an ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
  • Ability to engage patients and their carers in meaningful dialogue.
Desirable
  • Mentorship in practice. Additional dementia training.


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