Admiral Nurse (Team Manager/Clinical Lead)

South Tyneside Health Collaboration


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Job summary

STHC will employ Admiral Nurses, and they will be located where health and social care teams have maximised integration, of which the Admiral Nurses will be an integral part. There will be close links with the memory protection service and the older persons mental health team. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer expert practical, clinical and emotional support to both people with dementia and their families / informal carers. Admiral nurses in South Tyneside will become part of a rapidly expanding team of professionals based within primary care networks working together with GP practices to deliver holistic care. The Admiral Nursing team will be based within multi-disciplinary/agency community teams and work alongside nurses, therapists, primary care, social care and third sector providers, amongst others, you will also benefit from being a part of a Clinical Network of Admiral Nurses working across North East England and beyond.

Main duties of the job

See attached supporting documentation: For the Admiral Nurse Team Manager / Clinical Lead post we are looking for an exceptionally skilled Registered Nurse (adult/mental health/learning disability) with a passion for, and significant demonstrable track record of, providing person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care with a strong sense of advocacy and equalities for this client group. Combining direct work with families with supporting the best practice of health and social care professionals, you will call upon your impressive knowledge of bio-psychosocial interventions to improve the experience and quality of life of people and families affected by dementia. The post holder will need to have the ability to work in a variety of settings, across South Tyneside. The role will include seeing individuals, carers and families individually, managing/supervising a team of two, running groups and providing education/ training, as well as balancing a proxy-clinical caseload - all whilst setting-up, developing, maintaining and evaluating a new service.

About us

South Tyneside Health Collaboration provides services to improve the health and wellbeing of patients across South Tyneside. This includes supporting the three Primary Care Networks across 21 practices and a range of other patient-centred services, working closely with healthcare providers to deliver the best possible care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Supporting documentation: The Admiral Nurse will lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care within operational areas of South Tyneside Health Collaboration, in order to improve the experience individuals / carers/families affected by dementia with complex needs. 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 • Manage a team of Admiral Nurses within South Tyneside Health Collaboration.

Person Specification



  • Significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings, including community/primary care
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments
  • Experience of providing bio-psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of recent involvement in practice/ 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/ evaluating clinical practice



  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Post registration qualification / training in dementia
  • Post-graduate training/ 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


  • Additional nursing qualification. Masters level qualification in dementia / older peoples care. Mentorship Qualification. Relevant teaching 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).

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside Health Collaboration


Stanhope Parade Health Centre

Gordon Street

South Shields

NE33 4JP

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For help with your application, contact:

Beth Goss-Hill


Date posted

16 December 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £42,121 a year


Fixed term


3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Stanhope Parade Health Centre

Gordon Street

South Shields

NE33 4JP

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