Community Mental Health Nurse, Older Adult – NHS Scotland – Dunfermline

NHS Scotland


An opportunity has arisen for progressive and innovative Community Mental Health Nurses to join the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in West Fife. The post holders will be based at Queen Margaret Hospital, West Fife.
Applicants are requested from Registered Mental Health Nurses who can demonstrate knowledge and skills gained from working with older adults in a range of mental health settings. Previous working within the community and lone working is not essential but would be an advantage.
We are seeking resilient individuals who take a positive and proactive approach to working in partnership with older adults and their carer to provide strengths based, person centred care and treatment. You will be committed to partnership working within the Multidisciplinary team and establishing strong working relationships with primary and secondary care services including third sector and voluntary organisations.
It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal, communication, organisation and time management skills.
You will work collaboratively to provide mental health assessment, treatment and care planning for older adults experiencing mental health difficulties in their own homes, clinics and digitally where appropriate. This post provides an opportunity to contribute and shape the development of the role within the multidisciplinary team.
You will receive a comprehensive induction to the service with an identified mentor who will provide clinical/caseload supervision and will support your educational development
The service operates within office hours Monday – Friday but applicants may be required to work one weekend every 8 weeks to support service delivery

For informal enquiries please contact Tracy McEwan, Nurse Team Leader, [email protected], 01383 623623, Ext 27085 or Lesley Craw, Interim Nurse Team Leader, [email protected] 01592 643355 Ext 22044

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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