We are the largest provider of NHS services across the County of Cumbria. Around 3500 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. In any one year we see around one fifth of the population providing health care services to people in Cumbria, from newborn babies to care of the frail and elderly. Our services are organised into care groups, designed to put clinicians in control of decision making with patients and carers so that services are run by experts in the clinical area.
Ramsay Unit is a purpose built, Dementia Assessment Unit for 15 Older Adults based at Dane Garth, Furness General Hospital.
We are looking for Band 5 Registered Nurses to be part of our Inpatient Dementia Assessment team and this is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in person centred holistic care, the post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, utilising the skills and experience in Mental health, Physical health, or Occupational Therapy. The available posts are Band 5 and we are looking for motivated staff to be part of our award winning team. Being able to communicate effectively with both patients and staff is essential as you will be responsible for providing information and support to relatives/carers and co-ordinate links into other services. You are required to provide a safe therapeutic environment that promotes the individual daily living skills, and maintains the individual’s independence as long as possible through therapeutic occupational needs and Wellbeing.
Depending on experience and qualification the post will also entails taking responsibility as shift leader of the ward and nurse in charge; this will also include managing a team within the named nurse model and all aspects regarding the delivery of care. The unit can be very busy that requires individuals to often work under pressure with accuracy to manage the complex needs of individuals with challenging behaviours due to emotion, psychological and/or physical need. The position requires you may be required to work night duty on a rotational basis,
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a future development within Memory Matters and Later Life services. We aim to inspire and empower staff through person centred leadership to undergo significant change within a clinical environment to develop a “Nurse Led unit” (principally managed and run by nurses) with a very strong confident motivated team which includes Nurse Consultant, Psychologist, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Wellbeing Practitioner, Assistant Practitioners, Health Care Assistant and Admin Staff.
We would welcome expressions of interest from Mental Health, General Registered Health Nurses who would like to be part of our Clinical team and our award winning service.
The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.
Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:
Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as a one off payment or over 3months at £10 a month
Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as one off payment or £15 deduction from 1st months salary, £11 deduction from salary over following 3 months.
As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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