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Community Mental Health Nurse, Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Community Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 or 30 hours per week
Job ref
Wellsprings Hospital Site
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum, pro rata
27/01/2019 23:59

The new and innovative Intensive Dementia and Support Service (IDSS) is expanding in Somerset and looking for Mental Health Nurses who are passionate about Dementia Care.

The Intensive Dementia Support Service is a crisis service for people with dementia which has been successfully developed in the East of Somerset over the last 18 month.

Due to its significant positive impact on patients, carers and colleagues, we are now expanding the service into the West of Somerset and looking for Mental Health Nurses with a desire to work in the community to join us.

Our aim is to be reactive and responsive to treat elderly patients at times of crisis in their usual place of residence, including community hospitals, nursing and residential homes and in acute hospitals. We work closely with the Community Mental Health Teams to prevent admissions into the Older Persons Mental Health ward and facilitate timely supported discharges from the ward.

We provide intensive support in the form of medication review, occupational assessment and practical nursing approaches and strategies. We also offer ongoing education to the care homes and hospital settings, as well as families and carers.

You’ll be an effective communicator and be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy, as well as a good understanding of Older Persons Mental Health Care. Working as the named professional to identified patients, you’ll use your risk management skills to react to the changing needs of our patients.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape, formulate and promote the service, providing you with an opportunity to develop your own professional portfolio.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Norton, Intensive Dementia Support Service Manager on 01935 443602 or Helen McEvansoneya, Operational Service Manager on 07876 447523

If you have problems applying, contact

07771 978175