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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Athona Ltd
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14 Jun 2021

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Job title: Community Psychiatric Nurse

Grade: Band 6

Location:, Kent

Hours: Ad-hoc basis, choice of shifts but need to be flexible

Salary: Negotiable rates of pay

Shifts will be Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm- some flexibility is available

This Role is a community mental health service for older people: people with functional illness (over 65 years only) and dementia and will assess adult patients with memory problems below 65 years.

We need a car driver, able to visit people in their own homes/care homes and in clinic.

The role will involve care co-ordination, initial assessments for new patients (CAPA model), Duty and as a member of the MDT, supporting nursing students.

Preferably able to carry out a memory assessment (mental state examination and memory testing: ACE-III and TICS-M - training can be given).

RIO (patient system) knowledge is essential.

Because our client group may experience hearing problems and cognitive difficulties, it is essential that the nurse can communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing (they will need to write to GPs and complete patient reports).

Why Athona:

Athona Recruitment is one of the UKs leading healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. We work with all Trusts across London and the Home Counties and pride ourselves on our outstanding communication. You will always have one dedicated point of contact and out of hours' support is available 24/7.

Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
You'll always have one point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support is available
Exclusive access to training webinars worth CPD points
Welfare and wellbeing support from our charity partner
Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
On-framework agency
Referral scheme - receive up to £250 by recommending a permanent nurse to us, or £200 for temporary nurses

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