Admiral Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board


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Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experience nurse with a passion for dementia care to come and join our community hospital team in Pembrokeshire.

This role is part of the Admiral Nurse Service, key in the delivery of the West Wales Dementia Wellbeing Pathway, aimed to deliver [best practice] person -centred and relationship- centred dementia care across our Community hospital inpatient bedded wards and transitions of care.

You will be joining a team who are focusing on the patient as an individual with dementia, their families and carers.

Support people with dementia, carers/families and staff and other health and social care professionals to understand and respond to changes in behaviour and relationships as a result of dementia, including providing expertise and support around behaviour support and managing needs around enhanced care.

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

Main duties of the job

To deliver evidence based dementia care and support improvements, which meet the physical and mental needs of people with dementia, carers/families and staff. in the experience for families affected by dementia which include but not limited to:

Manage care transitions through supporting people with dementia and their carers/families while in hospital in order to improve outcomes, to support with the discharge process, and reduce the need for readmission in crisis situations.

Provide specialist nursing assessment using Admiral Nursing Assessment Framework for families affected by Dementia

Provide support and education to colleagues, other health and social care professionals/providers in dementia care.

Provide wrap-around coordination for people living with dementia with the most complex presentations, while an inpatient within the community hospitals, and their families/carers in partnership with the Community Admiral nurses and the wider MDT.

Support the delivery of key quality and performance indicators relating to dementia care, including the experience of families.

Participate in MDT, Best interest, discharge planning meetings and case conferences when required.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification within the supporting documents.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 21/06/2022.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Formal knowledge of dementia/ older people acquired through clinical post-graduate training/ educated to Post Grad Diploma level or relevant experience
  • Willingness to complete Dementia UK pre Admiral Nursing e-learning course prior to commencing post
  • Willingness to work towards Level 6/7 qualification including the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework module. Knowledge of research methods and methodologies
  • Understanding of current local and national Dementia policies
  • Hold a sound knowledge of dementia and therapeutic working with families and organisations
  • Ability to demonstrate all of the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies: person-centred care, therapeutic skills, triadic relationship, sharing knowledge, best practice, and critical reflective practice at specialist level
  • Ability to use a range of therapeutic skills
  • Effective role-modelling Collaborative and multi-agency working


  • Additional nursing qualification
  • Diploma / Degree/ level qualification in dementia / older people's care
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Understand sources of research and critically apply them within practice
  • Understanding of competency frameworks
  • Experience of supporting systematic practice development/ quality improvement



  • Post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/supporters in different settings
  • Experience of recent involvement in practice/ service innovation or development
  • Experience of working with groups and individuals in a variety of roles and settings
  • Demonstrated experience of working as an autonomous practitioner


  • Experience of professional supervision/ mentoring of staff
  • Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice
  • Experience of audit/ evaluating clinical practice
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of palliative care and long term conditions

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board


South Pembrokeshire Hospital

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SY

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Charlotte Duhig


Date posted

17 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

South Pembrokeshire Hospital

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SY

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