Admiral Nurse Diverse Communities

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Diverse Communities Admiral Nurse - Accelerator Learning Programme

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Band 7 - Agenda for change

37.5 hours per week

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, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, 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 provide a specialist Diverse Communities post within an already established Admiral Nursing service.

The ALP is a six-month blended learningprogramme. You will divide your time between study days (2.5 days a week) and developing a new Admiral Nursing service within Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, (2.5 days). Following the 6 month Accelerator Learning Programme, the Admiral Nurse will be fully operational working across the Black Country, and will work alongside health and social care professionals in primary and secondary care.

Main duties of the job

During the 6 month programme Dementia UK will develop your knowledge, clinical expertise, and leadership skills to practice as an enhanced specialist Admiral Nurse and launch a successful Admiral Nursing service in Black Country Health Foundation NHS Trust once the Accelerator Programme had been completed. During the Programme, which spans over a 6-month period, the working week will be split;

. 2.5 days you will attend set study days to complete the accelerator learning programme modules with Dementia UK

. 2.5 days you will be based within Black Country Health Foundation NHS Trust to develop the service pathways and governance process for the Admiral Nursing service in preparation for launch.

Throughout the 6-month programme you will have the support of the Professional and Practice Development Lead, Consultant Admiral Nurse and your Line Manager who will support you to develop and set up all the required processes to launch a successful Admiral Nursing service.

About us

Black Country Health Foundation NHS Trust operates within one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas of the UK and the Admiral Nurse 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. Whilst the Admiral Nurse will support all families affected by dementia, their primary focus will be to mitigate the adverse impact of significant inequalities in health and social care for families living with dementia from diverse communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will;

be an experienced RGN/RMN/RNLD

have some post registration clinical experience of working with families affected by dementia, including families from diverse communities

have some experience of providing personalised bio psychosocial assessment and interventions based on their understanding of the unique needs of people with dementia and their families from diverse communities.

have a passion to develop their specialist knowledge and clinical competencies around the complexities in dementia care for families from diverse communities

have a desire to develop and lead a service to support families affected by dementia from diverse communities

Understand the importance of working collaboratively with the wider health and social care network, acting as a resource to facilitate and lead the development and delivery of innovative dementia training, in line with best practice and guidance for families affected by dementia from diverse communities

Following the 6 month Accelerator Learning Programme, the Admiral Nurse will be based within an already established Admiral Nurse Service, working across Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell and will work alongside health and social care professionals in primary and secondary

care. He/she will also benefit from being part of a clinical network of Admiral Nurses working across the UK. The Admiral Nurse Diverse Communities will;

Deliver personalised care assessments for the person living with dementia and their carer who are affected by the complexities of dementia from diverse communities

Act as an expert and collaborative advanced practitioner, providing advice, education and support for families living with dementia from diverse communities. Autonomously hold a caseload of families affected by dementia from diverse communities

Support service development, which is underpinned by research and evaluation.

Apply the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework at an enhanced specialist level including person-centred care, therapeutic skills, and triadic relationships, sharing knowledge, best practice and critical reflective practice

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are encouraged to complete Dementia UKs free online: Pre Admiral Nurse eLearning course.

Person Specification

Skills, expereince and qualifications

Essential

  • Qualifications
  • Work experience and attainments

Desirable

  • Skills and knowledge
  • Aptitudes and Attributes

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brooklands Parade Health Centre

Wolverhampton

WV12ND


Employer's website

https://www.blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Stacey Harrison

stacey.harrison3@nhs.net

01902442422

Date posted

16 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

285-1083B-MH

Job locations

Brooklands Parade Health Centre

Wolverhampton

WV12ND


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