Specialist Dementia Admiral Nurse (Diverse Communities)

Willows Medical Centre

The closing date is 31 August 2022

Job summary

Are you a Registered Nurse with an interest and/or experience in supporting diverse and underserved communities? Do you have a passion for dementia care?

In collaboration with Dementia UK, Willows Health, is offering an exciting new opportunity within their locality for a full time permanent Band 7 Specialist Dementia Nurse post (Admiral Nurse).

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join the Admiral Nurse Accelerator Learning Programme (ALP), designed to support nurses to become a dementia specialist Admiral Nurse and launch a new Admiral Nursing service.

The ALP is a six-month blended learning programme. You will divide your time between study days (2.5 days a week) and developing a new Admiral Nursing service within Willows Health (2.5 days). Following the 6 month Accelerator Learning Programme, the Admiral Nurse will fully launch an Admiral Nurse Service, working across Willows Health PCN, and will work alongside health and social care professionals in primary and secondary care.

You will: 

· develop the specialist skills, clinical expertise and leadership skills needed to practise as a Band 7 dementia specialist Admiral Nurse

· receive dedicated support from the ALP Team, experienced Consultant Admiral Nurses and host line manager, who will support you to develop and launch a successful Admiral Nursing service

· have access to the Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Academy – supporting specialist professional and practice development

· become part of a community of passionate specialist dementia nurses

About us

Willows Health is the largest primary care provider in Leicester with over 45 000 patients across 10 sites, with caring for the health of our patients being at the forefront of what we do.

Our mission is to revolutionise healthcare across Leicester, whilst providing quality healthcare by our expertly qualified executive team and clinicians to ensure that not only do our patients receive the right treatment, but also in a timely manner.

Date posted

29 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

A2486-22-0798

Job locations

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Admiral Nurse will lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of Leicester City Health Limited (Willows Health), in order to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia1 with complex needs.

Leicester City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places in the UK and the post holder will have relevant skill, experience and knowledge of working with a range of cultures, including black African and Caribbean, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

In line with the Admiral Nurse Competency framework at an enhanced specialist level, the post holder will provide:

· Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs

· Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care

· Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements in relation to dementia care

· Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Admiral Nurse will lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of Leicester City Health Limited (Willows Health), in order to improve the experience of carers/families affected by dementia1 with complex needs.

Leicester City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places in the UK and the post holder will have relevant skill, experience and knowledge of working with a range of cultures, including black African and Caribbean, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

In line with the Admiral Nurse Competency framework at an enhanced specialist level, the post holder will provide:

· Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs

· Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care

· Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements in relation to dementia care

· Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in community/primary care Experience and understanding of working with diverse communities and cultures, particularly South Asian cultures
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments
  • Experience of providing bio-psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions
  • Ability/desire to lead and manage services

Desirable

  • Experience of recent involvement in practice/ service development Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice Experience of facilitating and delivering training Experience of working within or alongside Primary care teams
  • Experience of undertaking staff performance reviews and planned development of staff

Other Requirements

Essential

  • A successful candidate will also adhere to the Willows Health training program that includes:
  • Safeguarding Adults and child (levels 1,2 and3)
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of liberties.
  • Consent
  • Infection Control
  • Health & Safety and Fire Safety
  • Information Governance and GDPR Awareness
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Basic life support

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies: Person-centred care
  • Therapeutic skills
  • Triadic relationship centred working
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Delivering best practice
  • Critical reflective practice
  • Effective role-modelling
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Act as a decision maker and advocate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to provide supervision, critical companionship and support to team members
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to write/present for a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/national strategy e.g. MCA/DoLS/ACP/NICE guideline/Care Act

Desirable

  • Application of sources of research and research methods to evaluate and enhance practice
  • Ability to use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care Ability to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Commitment to complete the Dementia UK 6 month Accelerator Learning Programme
  • Willingness to work towards continued professional and practice development through Dementia UKs Admiral Nurse Academy, including the level 6 or 7 Admiral Nurse Competency Framework Module.

Desirable

  • Additional nursing qualification
  • Post-graduate training/ education in dementia/older people
  • Post registration qualification / training in dementia
  • Mentorship Qualification
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in community/primary care Experience and understanding of working with diverse communities and cultures, particularly South Asian cultures
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments
  • Experience of providing bio-psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions
  • Ability/desire to lead and manage services

Desirable

  • Experience of recent involvement in practice/ service development Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice Experience of facilitating and delivering training Experience of working within or alongside Primary care teams
  • Experience of undertaking staff performance reviews and planned development of staff

Other Requirements

Essential

  • A successful candidate will also adhere to the Willows Health training program that includes:
  • Safeguarding Adults and child (levels 1,2 and3)
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of liberties.
  • Consent
  • Infection Control
  • Health & Safety and Fire Safety
  • Information Governance and GDPR Awareness
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Basic life support

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies: Person-centred care
  • Therapeutic skills
  • Triadic relationship centred working
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Delivering best practice
  • Critical reflective practice
  • Effective role-modelling
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Act as a decision maker and advocate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to provide supervision, critical companionship and support to team members
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to write/present for a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/national strategy e.g. MCA/DoLS/ACP/NICE guideline/Care Act

Desirable

  • Application of sources of research and research methods to evaluate and enhance practice
  • Ability to use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care Ability to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Commitment to complete the Dementia UK 6 month Accelerator Learning Programme
  • Willingness to work towards continued professional and practice development through Dementia UKs Admiral Nurse Academy, including the level 6 or 7 Admiral Nurse Competency Framework Module.

Desirable

  • Additional nursing qualification
  • Post-graduate training/ education in dementia/older people
  • Post registration qualification / training in dementia
  • Mentorship Qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Willows Medical Centre

Address

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


Employer's website

https://www.willowshealthcare.org/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Willows Medical Centre

Address

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


Employer's website

https://www.willowshealthcare.org/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Gill Maidens

accelerator@dementiauk.org

07849832401

Date posted

29 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

A2486-22-0798

Job locations

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


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