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Community Dementia Matron - RMN

Job Reference: 841-19-274-FB

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Complex Care at Home
Southgate Moorings
£33,222-£43,041 per annum pro rata

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Community Dementia Matron - RMN

Band: 7

Salary: £37570 - £43,772 pro rata per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Gloucester Locality - Southgate Moorings, Kimbrose way, Gloucester

Contract: Substantive (Flexible working patterns will be considered so long as the Service can support the request)

Applications from potential secondees are welcome but applicants should should secure written approval of the secondment per the their Trust Policy.

Complex Care at Home is a proactive preventative service that works alongside people who have complex physical health problems who may be frail, socially isolated or have experienced a life changing event that has led to them losing confidence or their ability to self-manage their health and wellbeing. A lot of people referred to the service have a diagnosis of dementia, or live with long term anxiety and/or depression. We use a health coaching approach to support people to identify what matters to them rather than what matters to us to try to enable truly person centred care.

The service is made up of a highly skilled team of health and social care practitioners working together as a multi-disciplinary team alongside our colleagues in the Integrated Community Teams.

The Dementia Matron will support the CC@H team when working alongside people with a diagnosis of dementia, and/or anxiety or depression. They will provide specialist advice and guidance to their colleagues in the team relating to mental health. They will hold a small caseload of patients who require a longer period of support in combination with a wellbeing coordinator, a matron or therapist and our colleagues in the Memory Assessment Service.

Support will be provided by the existing team of Band 7 RMNs within the team and clinical supervision from the Non-Medical Consultant Nurse.

You will be flexible, adaptable and thrive on responding positively to a challenging and changing environment. Experience in community and or urgent care would be beneficial – please see job description for further information.

If you would like further information about these opportunities please contact Gail Pasquall, Matron Manager, Complex Care at Home on 0300 421 1389 or Tina Kukstas, Non-Medical Consultant Nurse – Dementia on 01242 634437. Alternatively if you get no reply

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Proposed interview date: Thursday 3rd October 2019







Applicants should note that all appointments to gloucestershire Care Services (soon to become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

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.

UK Registration

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

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