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Dementia/ Crisis Nurse Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about Older Peoples Care?

Do you want to make a difference to older people affected by dementia and other mental health diagnosis that are in crisis?

Do you have the knowledge and skills to deliver excellent person centred care in peoples own homes?

If you are we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We have vacancies in this exciting newish service set up within Bedfordshire where you will have the opportunity to work with people living with dementia and other mental health diagnosis in order to reduce distress and increase their quality of life as well as those that care for them.

The Dementia Intensive Support Service and Older Peoples Crisis Team will provide an urgent response to people living with dementia and other mental health conditions in their own homes and 24-hour care settings 7 days per week, 365 days per year from the hours of 9am to 8pm. With a 4-hour response time, timely and effective assessment and excellent care planning strategies will be key to helping people to stay in their own homes with reduced levels of distress, reduce 1:1 supervision and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and transfers of care.

If you are passionate about Older People living with Dementia or other Mental Health conditions and are skilled in providing person centred care, we want to hear from you. We are looking for applicants that have the necessary skills, experience and may come from either in patient or community background.

The post holder will be based in Beech Close, Dunstable or Twinnwoods in Bedford.

The post holder must be a car driver holding a full drivers licence.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.

Person Specification Education, Training and Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse
  • oCurrent Professional Registration
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oEvidence of continual professional development
Previous Experience Essential
  • oPost qualification experience in the field of Older persons/adults and people living with Dementia
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team.
  • oExperience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive.
  • oExperience of supervising staff
  • oExtensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • oEssential and demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports.
  • oExperience of teaching and assessing in specialist mental health adult settings.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of research and audit
  • oDemonstrate skills in managing the performance of staff under their supervision including students
  • oDemonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from a range of different professional backgrounds and across professional and organisational boundaries
Other Essential
  • oDemonstrate a genuine commitment to mental health practice for ages 65 years and over.
  • oDemonstrate a genuine commitment to providing person centered/individualised care.
  • oDemonstrate a high level of self-awareness
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of how to promote the rights, responsibilities, and recovery of older adults with mental health problems.
  • oDemonstrate a full understanding of the key issues and priorities relating to the provision of CRHTT services.
  • oDemonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014, Human Rights Act 1998, NHS Long Term Plan (2019), HTAS Standards (2017)
  • oDemonstrate a thorough knowledge, expertise, and practical experience of a full range of therapeutic nursing skills and approaches to people with mental health problems aged 65 years and above.
  • oDemonstrate a thorough knowledge, understanding and practical experience of risk assessment and risk management.
  • oDemonstrate an awareness and understanding of child and adult protection issues.
  • oDemonstrate a clear understanding of clinical governance and the provision of evidenced based care.
  • oDemonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to implementing the Equal Opportunities policy
  • oDemonstrate well developed and confident professional nursing skills
  • oDemonstrate skills in managing and leading members of a multidisciplinary team to ensure staff are supported in a rapidly changing environment.
  • oDemonstrate skills in providing structured and focused supervision and consultation.
  • oDemonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • oDemonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • oDemonstrate an ability to make balanced clinical judgments and decisions.
  • oDemonstrate excellent communication skills incl. verbal, written and, electronic.
  • oDemonstrate skills in audit and research.

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