Crossgates Admiral Nurse
South and East Leeds GP Group
The closing date is 22 May 2022
We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Admiral Nurse to join Cross Gates PCN to support patients living with Dementia and Severe Frailty. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer expert practical, clinical and emotional support to both people with dementia and their families / informal carers. You will be working closely with our local care partnership to deliver this.
Main duties of the job
For the Admiral Nurse 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 Cross Gates Primary Care Network. The role will include seeing individuals, carers and families individually, 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.
Dementia UK will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical and leadership expertise as a specialist Admiral Nurse through regular clinical supervision and practice and professional development opportunities. You’ll become a welcome part of a network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post-graduate training and develop professionally, informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.
As a PCN Admiral Nurse with specialist and enhanced knowledge around Dementia, you will lead on Dementia Care for a patient population of 32,000 and support the wider primary care team across 4 GP practices - Colton Mill and The Grange Medical Centre, Ashfield and The Grange Medical Centre, Family Doctors and Manston Surgery.
Our PCN Executive Leadership Team will support you to understand our population needs and key priority areas. You will be part of a wider PCN team which includes a Clinical Director, GP Lead for Frailty and care homes, Lead Nurse, PCN Manager, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Nurse Associates, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Paramedic, Mental Health Practitioner and Care Coordinators. We have 5 care homes aligned to our PCN and have developed close partnership working to deliver an Enhanced Care Home Service.
We believe in providing a holistic approach to managing patient care and supporting individuals to meet their own needs and aspirations. You will be part of an organisation whose leadership team are supportive and innovative, focused on change and transforming services. you will also benefit from being a part of a Clinical Network of Admiral Nurses working across Yorkshire and beyond.
Job title: Admiral Nurse
Location: Cross Gates Primary Care Network
Employer: South and East Leeds GP Group
Clinically Accountable To: PCN Clinical Director
Line Manager: PCN Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Aptitudes and Attributes
Skills and Knowledge
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
South and East Leeds GP Group
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25 April 2022
£40,057 to £45,839 a year