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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/02/2019.

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Primary Link Worker

Job Reference: 222-LS-158

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Additional Clinical Services
Location:
CID Hounslow, Isleworth
Salary:
£23,809 to £27,022 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, and if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us. In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits.

We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.

The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:

  • helping children and young people with mental health issues
  • supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
  • assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
  • helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
  • treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
  • helping people remain independent in the community
  • running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.

We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.

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Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Community Service

 

Hounslow (CIDS)

 

Dementia Link Worker

 

Band: 4

 

The Dementia Link Service provides an intermediate tier of targeted care and support for people with dementia and their carers between primary and secondary care. The Dementia Link Worker provides comprehensive support and information service for people with dementia and their carers in the community in the London Borough of Hounslow – linking them with appropriate social and health services. With increasing numbers of people being diagnosed with dementia, there is a growing need for the Dementia Link Service.

 

The role involves on-going assessment, informing patients about dementia medications and linking in with GPs, the West London NHS Trust and other services as required.

 

 

 

The post holder should have an ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. He/she should have previous experience of working with, and be empathetic to the needs of, people with dementia, older people or other vulnerable people in the community. Ideally he/she should have competent assessment and care planning skills and knowledge of medication and monitoring its effects.

 

 

 

The following are essential criteria which will be measured during the interview stage.

 

 

 

* A level of working knowledge of cognitive impairment issues and dementia.

 

* Ability to work within a community Multi-Disciplinary Team.

 

* Have an understanding of assessment and management of risk.

 

* Effective Planning & organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.

 

* Effective communications skills to meet the needs of the post in full.

 

* Ability to identify solutions to problems and implement them effectively.

 

* Ability to work to tight timescales whilst meeting targets.

 

* Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality and safe services with an ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

 

* Be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

 

* Ability to engage patients and their carers in meaningful dialogue

 

 

 

(See also link to Job Description/Personal Specification)

 

 

 

We have a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff, through clinical supervision, individual appraisal, reflective practice, education and training. Senior Staff will also provide you with opportunities to explore your career pathways.

 

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

 

The Diversity and Equality policy of West London  NHS Trust is designed to promote an environment that is inclusive to all individuals regardless of background and is intolerant of practices which may result in the exclusion of any group. The Trust recognises the importance of valuing individuals; acknowledging that, certain groups in society still experience discrimination and disadvantage on the basis of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender re-assignment, maternity/pregnancy status, married/civil partnership status, religion/spirituality or sexuality and/ or practices that breach the Human Rights Act.

 

 

 

Transport:

 

Hounslow is served by good road, rail and bus transport networks

 

 

 

 

 

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness. West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

 

Closing date: 18.2.2019



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Lisa Tham, Team Manager by e-mail:

 

lisa.tham@westlondon.nhs.uk

 

 




We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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