Diverse Communities Admiral Nurse

Willows Medical Centre

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Job summary

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

In collaboration with Dementia UK, Willows Health, is offering the exciting opportunity to 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.

Main duties of the job

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.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Post registration qualification or training in dementia
  • Post-graduate training or education in dementia/older people
  • 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
  • Masters level qualification in dementia or older peoples care
  • Mentorship Qualification Relevant teaching qualification

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

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

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers or supporters in different settings, including community or 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 recent involvement in practice or service development
  • Experience of facilitating and delivering training
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions
  • Ability to lead and manage services
  • Experience of professional supervision of staff
  • Experience of audit or evaluating clinical practice

Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking staff performance reviews and planned development of staff
  • Experience of working with patients or clients to develop practice Experience of older persons medicine and palliative care
  • Experience of working within or alongside Primary care teams
  • Experience of supporting systematic practice development or quality improvement

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)

For questions about the job, contact:

Gill Maidens

accelerator@dementiauk.org

07849832401

Date posted

23 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A2486-22-5337

Job locations

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


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