Top Job Registered Nurse (RMN/RGN/RNLD) - Briarwood Up to 37.5

Registered Nurse (RMN/RGN/RNLD) - Briarwood

  • Employer - Mental Health Concern
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Briarwood Dementia Care Service
  • Location: - Gateshead
  • Salary - £26,825 - £33,038 Pro Rata
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full/Part-time | Up to 37.5
  • Closing date - Sunday, 02 April 2023

Job Description

£27,000 - £36,000 (inclusive of enhancements for unsocial hours)

£1,000 joining bonus

RNLD or RGN also considered (with previous Dementia experience)

About our Briarwood Assessment Unit

Our assessment unit supports older adults with a diagnosis of dementia or dementia like symptoms, who are experiencing behaviours that challenge. Our team of experienced Staff Nurses and Support Workers assess individuals with differing diagnoses of dementia such as early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Korsakoff’s dementia and vascular dementia.

The assessment process is usually 12 weeks, with the team working closely with the individual, their families and carers, and other professionals involved in their care.  The unit is fast paced but highly rewarding, determining the level of need an individual requires whatever stage they are at, in their dementia journey.

Our teams are specialists and are passionate about what they do. We specifically select our staff not just for their skills, but for their personal qualities such as warmth, optimism, and a natural desire to help others. We have high levels of qualified nursing staff available 24 hours a day, who are supported by our dedicated team of support workers, to enable our residents to:

  • Keep a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
  • Protect personal relationships and social networks.
  • Nurture hope and self-esteem.
  • Maintain independence, choice and control.
  • Stay in touch with their local communities and be active citizens.
  • Have a sense of stability and consistency.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you possess the following:

  • Are an NMC registered Mental Health Nurse, General Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse with a valid Pin.
  • We welcome applications from newly qualified Nurses, or those nearing completion of their course.
  • Experience of working with people who have complex mental health problems and who can present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess a genuine desire to care for this client group and can appreciate that all our service users 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.
  • Flexibility - shift patterns do include weekends and nights, and you may need to work at either service based on the service needs

What we offer in return

  • Ability to transfer your NHS Pension, or alternatively join our Enhanced Pension
  • 30 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 32 days at 5 years’ service) and with the option to purchase or sell days.
  • Refer a Friend payment, Cycle to Work & Enhanced Car scheme
  • Wagestream - ability to release earnings, giving you instant access to your pay
  • Vitality Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistant Programme, GP and priority physiotherapy access and shopping discounts with the opportunity to sign up for a Blue Light Card
  • Free Will Writing and Confidential Financial Advice
  • Fully funded flu vaccines
  • 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

Contact information

To apply please visit: Registered Nurse (RMN/RGN/RNLD) - Briarwood | Mental Health Concern

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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