Admiral Nurse

Connect Healthcare Rotherham CIC

The closing date is 08 June 2022

Job summary

“In collaboration with Dementia UK, Connect Healthcare Rotherham (CIC) are looking to expand the current Admiral Nursing Service and recruit five registered nurses (RN, RNMH, RNLD) with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group. This exciting opportunity will see the existing service expand to a team which covers the whole of the Rotherham locality.

Main duties of the job

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support people with dementia and their families who have complex needs.  Under the supervision of the existing Band 7 Admiral Nurse lead, you will provide specialist one-to-one support, guidance, and practical solutions for families, alongside supporting best practice and providing role modelling across Rotherham

About us

You will be employed by Connect Healthcare Rotherham (CIC) with NHS terms and conditions. The team will be based across GP surgeries with some homebased / agile working across Rotherham’s six Primary Care Networks. You will work under the direct management of the Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead and will receive ongoing support from Dementia UK to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse within dementia care. You will become part of the wider network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post graduate courses and develop professionally, as informed by the Admiral Nurse.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

· Deliver high-quality dementia care through the application of the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework

· Promote, implement, and evaluate evidence-based dementia care, improving outcomes and experiences of those carers/families affected by dementia* registered with a Rotherham GP.

· Support with the delivery of training for health and social care colleagues to improve knowledge and skills in relation to dementia care

· Support the collection and monitoring of evaluation data and performance indicators agreed by Dementia UK and Connect Healthcare to evidence the impact relating to the Admiral Nurse Service

· Liaise and work closely with relevant colleagues and clinical experts in other organisations to establish excellent and seamless pathways across Rotherham Primary Care.

· Work autonomously and manage own time and workload

*Dementia UK defines this as the person living with dementia and others who may be carers or family members Admiral Nurses work together with families to provide support, expert guidance & practical solutions

Person Specification



  • 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
  • Willingness to complete Dementia UKs Pre Admiral Nursing e-learning
  • course prior to starting in post
  • Formal knowledge of dementia/ older people acquired through clinical
  • post-graduate training/ education
  • Registered Nurse (RNM/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Post-graduate training/ education in dementia/older people


  • Additional nursing qualification
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Relevant Teaching Qualification
  • Degree Level Qualification in dementia / older people's care



  • Post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters
  • Experience of working with groups and individuals in a variety of roles and settings
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments
  • Demonstrated experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Demonstrated effective teamwork


  • Experience of audit/ evaluating clinical practice
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of palliative care and long-term conditions

Aptitudes & Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies.
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in practice with the ability to work on own initiative, in groups/one to one within different settings
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies.
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in practice with the ability to work on own initiative, in groups/one to one within different settings
  • Demonstrate empathy and compassion, treating families affected by dementia with respect and dignity
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy
  • Ability to treat families affected by dementia with respect and dignity, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person
  • Positive mental attitude and a willingness to discuss and negotiate issues and ideas with the appropriate team / individual
  • Ability to learn through practice
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality of care
  • Demonstrates integrity, compassion and a caring nature



  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.
  • Full valid driving license and access to a car or means of transport to use regularly (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and a reasonable adjustment can be made).

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

Connect Healthcare Rotherham CIC


Valley Healthcentre

Saville St, Dalton


S65 3HD

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For questions about the job, contact:

Liz Tomlinson


Date posted

12 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6




Fixed term


2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Valley Healthcentre

Saville St, Dalton


S65 3HD

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