Community Mental Health Nurse -EBSS

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh Technopole
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Mental Health Nurse Band 6 0.6wte Permanent Edinburgh Behaviour Support Service (EBSS)
EBSS is a psychology led specialist service providing formulation led interventions for individuals with dementia referred to the service who are resident in Edinburgh City Care Homes in addition to providing training to care homes in responding to stress and distressed behaviour. The post holder will join a Clinical Psychologist Assistant Psychologist and the current 2.0 wte Band 6 Nursing staff as part of the EBSS clinical team based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. The post holder will have a clinical caseload and will provide clinical assessment formulation and intervention on direct case work. EBSS provide training to care home and ward based staff within the NES Responses to Stress & Distress in Dementia training programme and the post holder will be expected to deliver training across this programme. EBSS have allocated administrative support.
We are seeking to recruit to this permanent post in our established specialist team within Edinburgh Older People's Mental Health Services to increase the existing valued contribution of our nursing team members. We are looking for an individual with specific interest in working with individuals with advanced dementia and their caregivers who can demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team and provide excellent care and intervention outcomes. This post offer excellent opportunities for multi-disciplinary working across care systems and settings development of psychologically informed assessment and intervention skills experience of training delivery and service audit research and evaluation.
Previous attendance at NES Psychological Responses to Stress and Distress 2 day enhanced/expertise level training and experience in the delivery of training is desirable although full training supervision from psychology and support will be given to individuals with potential to develop and who meet other essential and desirable criteria as evidenced in both their written application and interview.
This post is being offered as Permanent although secondment opportunities subject to a minimum time frame and line management approval may be considered.
You must hold required NMC registration. Both posts will have agreed professional nursing management arrangements with operational management and clinical case supervision provided by the Clinical Psychology Leads on a day-to-day basis.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for additional detail. However should you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact either Dr.Suzanne Crooks Clinical Psychologist EBSS) or Dr. Donna Gilroy Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Professional Lead for Older People's Psychology).