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Community Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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The Harland Centre / Southend University Hospital
Southend on Sea
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
25/09/2019 23:59

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Community Dementia Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton.

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

South East Essex Dementia and Older People's Community Mental Health Services are excited to be able to advertise band 6 registered nursing roles in their successful Dementia Intensive Support Team (DIST). The DIS team has continued to expand as a service, working both in the community and in Southend University Hospital providing a liaison service in the Acute Trust.

The team is based at the Harland Centre, Westcliff-on-Sea, with office space there and at Southend University Hospital. DIST is part of South East Essex Dementia Services providing services across the Castle Point & Rochford and Southend area. The services includes Older People’s CMHT, Community Dementia Nursing (CDN) Team and the Memory Assessment Service (MAS) and comprises of Mental Health Nurses, Associate Practitioners and Allied Health Practitioners.

The DIS Team is an integral part of the service and work jointly with the Acute Trust, Community Health Services, Mental Health, Primary Care, Intermediate Care and other agencies, including social care, Essex ambulance services and third sector originations.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

An awareness of how dementia affects the individual and their families.

Experience of working with people with dementia in community settings.

A background of providing person centered care and have excellent knowledge and/ or experience of working in dementia services.

Skilled leadership with an ability to grow and develop others at all levels of our division.

The ability to offer and provide advice to support the management of decision-making in relation to complex cases.

We welcome you if you are someone who is reliable, has an understanding of anti-stigma in regards to all mental health issues and have the determination to take forward our service in new and innovative ways. In return we offer you training and development opportunities, ensuring that you are well supported through regular supervision and appraisal to assist you in setting realistic objectives.

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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

Tony Winter   Team Leader DIST

01268 739183

Spencer Dinnâge    Operational Service Manager 

01702 226190