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Older Person Clinic Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
CTH Frailty Assessment Service
£33,660 to £43,307 pa inc HCA
22/07/2018 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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a mental health nurse to work in the Integrated Older Persons Clinic based at Royal London Hospital. The working hours will be 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The older persons clinic (The Frailty Assessment Service) is a borough-wide service offering rapid access to mental and physical health assessments for people with complex needs. The aim of the service is to provide comprehensive assessments, care planning and advice for primary care services. This Integrated Older Persons Clinic has multi-disciplinary input including: geriatricians, psychiatrist, mental health nurse, therapies input and has easy access to diagnostic services.

The service will be integrated with local older adult mental health and dementia care teams and will also provide and coordinate outreach to borough care homes.

This post will be suitable for a mental health nurse with extensive mental health assessment and formulation skills. You will be required to work closely with a psychiatrist to diagnose and recommend treatment options; signpost to community resources and if required manage referrals into secondary mental health services. As part of the role you will be expected to take physical observations and phlebotomy services (training will be provided for this). Able to work independently.

Support and supervision provided by the Integrated Care Mental Health Liaison Team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Georgina Birch georgina.birch@nhs.net / 0208 121 5650

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