In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful.
You will be required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.
As a registered Mental Health Nurse, on Part 3 of the NMC Register, you will support the provision of a comprehensive Elderly Mental Health Liaison Service in General Hospitals for people with dementia of any age and people with other mental health problems over the age of 65 years.
You will be responsible for providing a person centred approach to care-giving with the ability to work on own, with supervision, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team being essential.
You will be an integral member of the Elderly Mental Health Liaison Team providing mental health assessment, expert mental health nursing advice, information and guidance to General Hospital staff, patients and carers.
You would be welcomed as part of our strong team who are fully committed to delivering person centred care for our patient group.
The role is varied and very rewarding; you will also be supported through individualised personal development opportunities.
Applicants should be motivated and keen to further develop knowledge and skills within a liaison setting. Mental Health assessment skills of the Older Adult are desirable.
The passion to work within the Elderly Mental Health setting is essential.
You will be educated to degree level or have a relevant post graduate qualification and experience relevant to job purpose.
This is a Development Post until 31st March 2022.
The successful applicants may be based at Ailsa Hospital, Ayr, or Lister Street Crosshouse in the first instance.
A car owner / driver is essential for this role.
Hours : 37.5 hours per week
Informal enquires to Joanne Davidson Team Leader, Elderly Mental Health Liaison 01292 513007.