Ruthven Ward is a 24 bedded mixed sex ward providing assessment and care for people with dementia and associated symptoms of stress and distress.
Applicants should demonstrate awareness of current research in Dementia Care, and the use of Therapeutic Psychological and Behavioural approaches.
The successful candidate will be motivated, demonstrate a commitment towards the continued development of patient focused care whilst fostering a therapeutic ward environment. This position would suit those who wish to be part of an evolving service that recognises the diverse and complex needs of the older person and their carers.
You will be required to be able to undertake duties without direct supervision, supporting and supervising work undertaken by registered and unregistered nursing staff as well as taking charge in the absence of the Senior Charge Nurse. You will also be responsible for proactively promoting partnership working with patients, carers and other professionals/ agencies in line with legislative frameworks, agreed standards and clinical policies.
Supervising the practice of others, undertaking mentorship/ preceptorship responsibilities and supporting the Senior Charge Nurse to ongoing learning and development of the staff team are important aspects of this role.
It is essential you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse
Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.
Informal enquiries to: ; tel: email: Diane Woodward Clinical Area Manager
Specialist Dementia Unit
New Craigs Hospital
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