Matron for Dementia Care

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Are you looking for your next post? Do you have a passion & enthusiasm for people living with Dementia? If yes, then we want to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced & passionate senior nurse to come & join the Safeguarding Team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust on either a secondment or fixed term contract covering maternity leave in the post of Matron for Dementia Care.

You will be joining a dedicated & passionate team who strive for excellence in all they do to support patients, their carers, & our staff.

You will provide specialist assessments for patients living with Dementia in acute Trust & community settings. Provide specialist advice, support, & guidance to a variety of health & social care staff.

We have a Memory Caf which provides a quiet space for patients, families, & carers, where they can enjoy support & guidance from our specialist teams. We are passionate about the care our patients receive in hospital & recognise that hospital can be a distressing environment for people living with Dementia.

If you share our passion, then this may be the opportunity for you to join our team & help us make our patients' experience the best it can possibly be.

We particularly welcome applicants from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds to ensure diversity in our senior team.

Main duties of the job

To support the provision of high quality, safe and effective patient care and continuous improvement of the patient experience by providing effective, professional nurse leadership across the Trust.

The post holder will promote evidence-based dementia care across the organisation thereby improving patient, carer, and staff experience.

The post holder will play a key role in the implementation of key initiatives related to dementia care, with focus for the development and sustaining of a culture of continued learning and improvement amongst all staff groups, but with particular focus upon nursing, and being visible across wards and departments and championing dementia care.

The post holder will take a lead role for instigating, facilitating, implementing, and monitoring change management initiatives as directed from the Head of Safeguarding.

The post holder will lead on key work streams, in partnership with other health and care professionals, patients and their families to support the development of a dementia friendly environment, the drive to improve staff knowledge and skills, and the delivery of key quality and performance indicators in support of the Trust dementia agenda.

The post holder will provide line management responsibility for the Admiral nursing service.

They will provide strong professional leadership, enabling and empowering Trust staff to develop practice in the development of high quality patient centred services.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers. We are an integrated provider of acute hospital and community services for the people of Stockport, as well serving the populations of East Cheshire and the High Peak in North Derbyshire.

Our mission is to make a difference every day.

Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Date posted

11 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

362-A-22-4179490

Job locations

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

SK2 7JE


Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead and facilitate the delivery of the work streams as part of the Trusts Dementia Strategy.

To work with teams to achieve agreed quality and safety metrics and standards

Work collaboratively with partners agencies to support the Trusts Dementia agenda

To provide a specialist resource of advice and expertise to patients, their families, carers, and staff as appropriate.

Take the lead on projects / initiatives to improve and enhance the patient / carer experience as identified through captured intelligence, ensuring that change management principles are recognised and implemented.

To develop relationships with others across both professional and primary care boundaries, e.g., local / national agencies, social care, key stakeholders, and partners.

To work closely with Trust Safeguarding teams and MDTs to consider when appropriate and implement Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Decision Making when specific decisions need to be made with regard to a patients clinical care.

Provide reports for forums, committees and Trust Board as and when required.

To influence, negotiate and build relationships and networks across professional boundaries, both internally and externally, to ensure up to date intelligence and to ensure consistency of standards in meeting the quality standards of care.

Represent the Trust at meetings across the health and social care economy where dementia is a key agenda item

To inform decisions and make judgments on recommendations relating to future actions by translation of national and regional policy initiatives into working practices

Manage own workload with the ability to work to deadlines, prioritising and initiating own workload.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated and you would like some advice or information, including how to get vaccinated, please email mandatory.vaccine@stockport.nhs.uk. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead and facilitate the delivery of the work streams as part of the Trusts Dementia Strategy.

To work with teams to achieve agreed quality and safety metrics and standards

Work collaboratively with partners agencies to support the Trusts Dementia agenda

To provide a specialist resource of advice and expertise to patients, their families, carers, and staff as appropriate.

Take the lead on projects / initiatives to improve and enhance the patient / carer experience as identified through captured intelligence, ensuring that change management principles are recognised and implemented.

To develop relationships with others across both professional and primary care boundaries, e.g., local / national agencies, social care, key stakeholders, and partners.

To work closely with Trust Safeguarding teams and MDTs to consider when appropriate and implement Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Decision Making when specific decisions need to be made with regard to a patients clinical care.

Provide reports for forums, committees and Trust Board as and when required.

To influence, negotiate and build relationships and networks across professional boundaries, both internally and externally, to ensure up to date intelligence and to ensure consistency of standards in meeting the quality standards of care.

Represent the Trust at meetings across the health and social care economy where dementia is a key agenda item

To inform decisions and make judgments on recommendations relating to future actions by translation of national and regional policy initiatives into working practices

Manage own workload with the ability to work to deadlines, prioritising and initiating own workload.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated and you would like some advice or information, including how to get vaccinated, please email mandatory.vaccine@stockport.nhs.uk. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • First degree (health related subject)
  • Live mentorship or equivalent

Desirable

  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience

Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience in dementia care
  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record of leadership & management
  • Evidence of leading trust wide projects

Desirable

  • Experience of working towards national standards
  • Complaints management

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Project/change management experience
  • Excellent standard of report writing & action planning
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Natural authority & able to gain respoect.
  • Ability to negotiate & influence
  • Ability to manage & promote change
  • High level analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a team member

Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary health care issues & professional standards
  • Understanding of the complex dynamics of a multi-professional environment

Desirable

  • Experience in education & professional development
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • First degree (health related subject)
  • Live mentorship or equivalent

Desirable

  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience

Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience in dementia care
  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record of leadership & management
  • Evidence of leading trust wide projects

Desirable

  • Experience of working towards national standards
  • Complaints management

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Project/change management experience
  • Excellent standard of report writing & action planning
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Natural authority & able to gain respoect.
  • Ability to negotiate & influence
  • Ability to manage & promote change
  • High level analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a team member

Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary health care issues & professional standards
  • Understanding of the complex dynamics of a multi-professional environment

Desirable

  • Experience in education & professional development

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).

Additional information

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

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

SK2 7JE


Employer's website

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

SK2 7JE


Employer's website

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

11 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

362-A-22-4179490

Job locations

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport

SK2 7JE


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