Service Care Solutions Ltd

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse
South West London & St George Mental Health Trust
Wandsworth Memory Assessment Service - OP CMHT
Springfield Hospital, Trinity Building, 15 Springfield Dr, London SW17 0YF
Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
£32ph Weekdays

The Wandsworth Memory Assessment Service, part of the Wandsworth Older People's Services, is a well-established team, providing timely assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with memory problems.

The Wandsworth MAS works closely with the Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Community Behaviour and Communication Support Services, GPs, social services and other agencies.

The aim of the service is to provide a timely, comprehensive initial assessment, diagnosis and where indicated post diagnostic support.

The team work with the patient and their families/carers to develop a tailored collaborative care plan to support them with their diagnosis of dementia.

Where relevant we also follow-up clients that commence on anti-dementia treatment.

Duties of the role

, To be responsible for the flexible management of a defined caseload designed to meet the individual needs of the client and the carer's.
, To maintain high standard of individualised client care, and give guidance on how clients can improve their mental, emotional and physical well-being of clients/carers.
, To provide a specialist and holistic assessment of client's memory and initiate any further investigations in the absence of the band 7 Dementia Specialist Nurse and partake in review in the multidisciplinary team meeting.
, To develop and maintain a high standard of practice
, To communicate/liaise effectively within relevant agencies to ensure that client's needs are met
, To be able to manage medication in accordance with the Trust Policy and the NMC Standards for administration of drugs.
, To offer support and counseling to the person diagnosed with dementia and their relevant carers
, To provide clients and carers with verbal and written up to date information on the services offered by the Trust, how to express their views, complaints procedure and what they can expect from the CMHT.
, To attend weekly clinical meetings to provide the team with relevant information in relation to caseload and to feedback on reviews.
, To supervise and monitor the therapeutic effects and side-effects of prescribed medication providing the client with clear advice and information.
, To facilitate carer's assessments, provide the appropriate care plan to support clients, carers offering advice, information and signposting.
, To take part in the duty system

We offer a £250 bonus for starting a contract with SCS.

Furthermore, if you know anyone looking for work and you refer them across, we offer a £250 referral bonus per person.

If this role is of interest, please just respond to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963

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