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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2021.

Registered General Nurse - Older Persons Service

Job Reference: J81-MH53ALD1

Mental Health Concern
Newcastle upon Tyne
£25,658 - £31,600 plus enhancements

£1,000 bonus payable upon successful completion of 6-month probationary period & we offer an enhanced Refer a Friend payment scheme!

We can also transfer your NHS Pension, just as long as you have held & paid in to it within the last 12 months!

You must be a UK Resident and able to evidence you have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

You will be joining Mental Health Concern a leading provider of a wide range of specialist mental health services. Established for over 30 years; we work in partnership with the NHS and local authorities to deliver a range of community-based and residential services.

It is our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people we serve. Our staff are key in delivering this mission and are committed to our core values which are at the heart of everything we do.

This is an excellent opportunity to join us as we have experienced recent growth and continue to seek new opportunities to further strengthen and build upon our excellent reputation.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and NMC Registered General Nurse to join our specialist teams in our Older Persons Service. To be successful in the role, you will be passionate about delivering person-centred care, possessing good communication and interpersonal skills.

As a Nurse within our services, you will lead on efficiently coordinating and controlling day-to-day care, both in conjunction with, and in the absence of, the Service Manager and Clinical Team Lead.

As a vital member of the team, you will also work with service users, their families, and other carers to assess client need, develop support plans, implement planned interventions, promote positive risk taking and empower the client group to maintain their skills.

In order to provide the best care for our residents; we have highly trained staff available 24 hours a day, and our nurses are supported by dedicated Support Workers.

Our buildings are well-equipped to meet the healthcare needs of the people we care for; however, we work hard to keep things as homely and relaxed as possible. Families and the people we care for are encouraged to bring their own items to personalise their bedrooms.

About you

  • We would love to hear from you if you possess the following:
  • Are a newly qualified or experience NMC Registered General Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse with a valid Pin.
  • Experience of working with older people including those who have dementia or mental ill-health, who can present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the principles of ‘recovery focussed outcomes’ and overall (mental and physical) wellbeing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding.
  • Good clinical assessment skills
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess a genuine desire to care for this client group and can appreciate that all our clients are individuals and take a person-centred approach in your work.
  • Can demonstrate an empathic attitude and can keep our values at the heart of what you do.
  • Fully Covid-19 vaccinated unless you have a medical exemption - evidence will be required.

What we offer you -

  • 30 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 32 days at 5 years’ service) and with the option to purchase or sell days
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Refer a Friend payment, Cycle to Work & Enhanced Car schemes
  • Vitality Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistant Programme, GP & priority Physiotherapy access and shopping discounts.
  • Fully funded flu vaccines & eye tests
  • Technology salary sacrifice scheme for home appliances, tablets, mobiles, TV’s, fitness trackers and more
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance including agile working and the option to apply for flexible working from day one, career breaks, and up to a week’s special leave a year to help you manage unexpected life events
  • Family friendly policies including Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Volunteer Programme
  • Enhanced Life Assurance Scheme

 This advert is open ended, and applications will be shortlisted within a week of receipt.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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