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Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 7

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Dementia Practitioner
Band 7
Secondment for 1 year
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Barnet Older People CMHT, Barnet General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum +Outer London HCAS
Salary period
28/09/2020 23:59
Interview date

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​


Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist- Band 7

The Barnet Older People Service requires a Dementia Clinical Specialist Nurse with experience of working in Older Peoples Mental Health Services especially diagnosis and management dementia service users.

The Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNS) post will be fully integrated into Barnet’s Primary Care Network 5 and Community Services. The post holder is required to promote good dementia care and share their expertise with all primary care and community services staff to increase confidence knowledge, skills and understanding of dementia.

The post holder will work across organisational and professional boundaries, to bring about improvement in the care and treatment of Dementia for service users and families by working with the Barnet CMHT Team Manager, primary care, adult social care, Barnet’s Memory Service, the VCS and CCG in developing a more integrated and less fragmented approach to care that helps maintain patients physical and mental health and wellbeing, The post holder will be a key member of a small supportive team and will receive regular supervision and training, as required.

Informal enquiries will be welcomed and should be directed to Dr Vivienne Gould or Michael Benson on 020 8702 6194.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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