Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead

Willows Medical Centre

The closing date is 04 February 2022

Job summary

Leicester City Health Limited (Willows Health) is working with the charity Dementia UK to establish the first Admiral Nurse service within primary care for Leicester, working to support families and carers of people living with dementia with complex needs. This post has a specific focus on reaching diverse, underserved communities.

Main duties of the job

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

About us

Leicester City Health Limited (Willows Health) is the largest primary care provider in Leicester with over 45 000 patients across 9 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

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrate all 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 use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care
  • Ability to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development
  • Application of sources of research and research methods to evaluate and enhance practice
  • Ability to provide supervision, critical companionship and support to team members
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to write or present for a range of audiences

Desirable

  • Understanding of competency frameworks

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Nurse (RMN, RNMH, RNLD)
  • Post registration qualification or training in dementia
  • Post graduate training or education in dementia or older people

Desirable

  • Additional Nursing qualification
  • Masters level qualification in dementia or older peoples care
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Relevant teaching qualification

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)

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Date posted

01 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A2486-22-7659

Job locations

184 Coleman Road

Leicester

LE5 4LJ


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