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Full Time
Brentwood Community Hospital, Brentwood
£30,041 - £37,267 / year

Job Description

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Trust providing community and mental health services, learning disability and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton.

Our Trust values – compassionate, empowering and open – are embedded in how we deliver care to people in their own homes and from over 200 community and hospital based settings and our workforce is key to being able to provide the highest quality care.

In 2018 we were rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and we are working hard to achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating by 2020.

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 salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the Trust's corporates values and behaviours which are Open, Compassionate and Empowering.

Dementia Intensive Support & Crisis Service


BASE: Brentwood Community Hospital

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week (Permanent)

Working in South West Essex Locality

The Dementia Intensive Support & Crisis Team (DIST/DCST) is part of the Dementia and Frailty services South West Essex. The service covers Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock.

The Dementia Intensive Support Team are an integral part of the Dementia Crisis support team, and work jointly with the Acute Trusts, community health services, mental health, primary care, Intermediate Care Units and other agencies including social care and Essex ambulance services to reduce unplanned emergency admissions to acute hospitals.

The service operates from Brentwood Community Hospital, responding to admission avoidance calls from GP’s and other agencies. The Team comprises RMN’s, Psychiatrists, Support Workers, Administrators, and RGN’s.

The main aims of the DIST/DCST are:

  • To provide a prompt, safe and preferable alternative to Acute inpatient care for individuals with diagnosed and or suspected dementia.
  • To prevent inappropriate admissions to the acute hospital, promoting and facilitating the uses of intermediate care/re-rabblement for people with dementia.
  • To increase the percentage of people with dementia who return to their own home instead of residential and or nursing home care.
  • To provide the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for individuals with dementia residents within their own home and care/residential homes within their allocated sector.

We currently are in the position to recruit a full time band 6, Nurse Practitioner.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the responsibility for the assessment of care needs and the implementation and evaluation of care for individuals with dementia in crisis within the South West Essex locality.
  • Ensure that a person centered integrated service is provided to individuals, liaising with other services as required.
  • Ensure effective lines of communication and good networking exists, both with EPUT and with other Community and primary Care Services.
  • The post holder will be clinically supervised by the Senior Nurse Practitioner but are required to undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision.
  • Benefits:

    • Season Ticket Loans
    • NHS discounts for staff
    • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
    • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
    • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
    • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

For further details / informal visits contact:

Darlene Erbynn, [Click here to apply] or email ( Email address removed )



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on [Click here to apply] or email ( Email address removed ) and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see [Click here to apply].

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