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Memory Nurse - COVID-19 in York

Job description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

This post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

We are pleased to be able to offer a 12 month opportunity for a band 5 Nurse to join our well established Memory service in York and Selby. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and primary treatment for people experiencing brain change. They will be supported by other Nursing colleagues, an Advanced Practitioner, Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists within the role.

There have been significant changes within the service as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. This has afforded the service with an exciting opportunity to review and refresh the Memory Service model. The successful applicant will be encouraged to be an active part of these developments and to implement service improvements over the course of their secondment. They will contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the changes to the service model.

The post holder will undertake sessions both within clinical environments and individual service users own homes. As such, it is essential the post holder holds a full UK driving license and has access to a car to undertake their duties.

We feel this is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop specialist skills, supporting people who experience brain change.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Extra information

Status
Closed
Location
York
Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No

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