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Mental Health Staff Nurse (4 Posts)

Job Description

Ramsey Unit is a 15 bedded purpose built, Dementia Assessment Unit for Older Adults based at Dane Garth, Furness General Hospital.

We are looking for Registered Mental Health and Registered General Nurses to be part of our Inpatient Dementia Assessment team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in person centered holistic care, the post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary 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’s daily living skills and maintains the individual’s independence as long as possible.

This job also entails taking responsibility for the day to day management of the ward as required in support of the ward manager and Clinical Manager including teaching, supervision of junior staff/students. This will also include managing a team within the named nurse model and all aspects regarding assessment of physical health and the delivery of evidence based care.

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 centered 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.

The position requires shift work, including occasional nights, on a rotational basis

For further details or an informal discussion

Please contact Lindsay Brown, Ward Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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: £2600 + Administration cost of £400 = deduction from salary as a one off payment or over 3months at £10 a month

Enhanced Check: £4400 + administration cost of £400 = deduction from salary as one off payment or £15 deduction from 1st months salary, £1100 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

Childcare Vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

* These schemes are subject to individual job roles.

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.


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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.

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