Crossgates Admiral Nurse

South and East Leeds GP Group

The closing date is 22 May 2022

Job summary

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.

About us

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 description

Job responsibilities

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

Salary: £40,057-£45,839

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Person Specification

Aptitudes and Attributes


  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies
  • Ability to work in groups, one to one and virtually
  • Ability to build effective relationships with warmth and empathy
  • Ability to treat families affected by dementia with respect and dignity, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person
  • Positive mental attitude and a willingness to discuss and negotiate issues and ideas with the appropriate team / individual
  • Ability to learn through practice and continuing professional development
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality of care
  • Demonstrates integrity, compassion and a caring nature



  • 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
  • Clinical skills to carry out investigations such as venepuncture
  • Mandatory Training Certification in Basic Life Support, Data Security, Safeguarding Adult and Children Level 3, Infection Control, Fire Safety, Equality and Diversity


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

Other requirements


  • Hold a Valid UK Driving License and have access to own transport with business insurance and ability to travel across the locality on a regular basis, including visiting people in their own home or care home.
  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours including extended hours services
  • It is essential that all employees required as part of their role to work with vulnerable adults and visit their homes or care homes comply with NHS regulations to be vaccinated in line with recommended from the JCVI and NHS England

Skills and Knowledge


  • Demonstrate all the 6 Admiral Nurse competencies:
  • Person-centred care
  • Therapeutic skills
  • Triadic relationship centred working
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Delivering best practice
  • Critical reflective practice
  • Effective role-modelling
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Act as a decision maker and advocate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care and learn new skills as software continues to develop
  • Ability to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development
  • Application of sources of research and research methods to evaluate and enhance practice
  • Ability to provide supervision, critical companionship and support to team members
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to write/present for a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/national strategy e.g. MCA/DoLS/ACP/NICE guideline/Care Act


  • Understanding of competency frameworks
  • Awareness and ability to use clinical systems such as SystmOne and EMIS
  • Understanding and awareness of the Primary Care Network Direct Enhanced Service
  • Understanding and awareness of the NHS England Enhanced Care Home Scheme
  • Understanding and awareness of Severe Frailty and using tools such as the Rockwood Scale
  • Knowledge of ReSPECT Forms
  • Knowledge of Personalised and Advanced Care Planning



  • 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


  • Experience of undertaking staff performance reviews and planned development of staff
  • Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice
  • Experience of older persons medicine and palliative care
  • Experience of working within or alongside Primary care teams
  • Experience of supporting systematic practice development/ quality improvement
  • Experience developing ReSPECT, Personalised and Advanced Care Planning

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 and East Leeds GP Group


1st Floor Park Edge Practice

Asket Drive


West Yorkshire

LS14 1HX

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For questions about the job, contact:

Abi Hall


Date posted

25 April 2022

Pay scheme



£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

1st Floor Park Edge Practice

Asket Drive


West Yorkshire

LS14 1HX

Colton Mill Medical Centre

Stile Hill Way



LS15 9JH

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