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Community Mental Health Nurse/Care Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term 12 Months
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CMHT for Older People, Robinson Centre, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road
£31,878 to £42,046 pa HCA Inc.
01/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Fixed term/secondment opportunities in the Tower Hamlets CMHT for Older People

Exciting good career development opportunities have arisen for two enthusiastic, skilled and competent Mental Health Nurses with specialist interest in the care of older people to work within our CMHT for Older People. 

You will manage a caseload of service users that have been diagnosed with Dementia and functional disorders.  You will work collaboratively with service users, family members and carers to develop individualised support packages and support plans that promote social inclusion, maintain dignity and service user choice. 

You will also be working closely with other teams and inpatient wards, as well as with other statutory and voluntary agencies both within and outside the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

You should have at least 12 months experience practicing as a qualified nurse and experience working in the community and / or with Older Adults is desirable but not essential.

If you are considering applying for this post as a Secondment you must discuss the opportunity with your current line manager and have their agreement for you to be released before submitting your application

The Older Adults CMHT covers the whole of Tower Hamlets, which is a lively, vibrant part of East London to work in. The work of the team is varied and interesting and challenges you as a practitioner in your use of recovery skills with a caseload of people with decades of life experience behind them!

We are therefore inviting expressions of interest for these posts to be made in writing and emailed to:  Freda Kuebunyah and Foluke Taiwo.
The telephone number for an informal discussion is: 0208 121 5650
Closing date: 29th of June 2018

Please state three reasons why you need to be considered for this post in the first paragraph of your supporting information in order to be shortlisted.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Freda Kuebunyah, telephone 0208 121 5650, email f.kuebunyah@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127