Employer: Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: £31,365 – £37,890 per annum pro rata
Contract: Fixed term (36 months)
Hours: 22.5 hours/week
As part of an exciting new service development, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with the charity Dementia UK to provide a new Admiral Nursing post covering the Ottery St Mary area, focused on supporting families affected by dementia. This post has been made possible by support from the Ottery St Mary & District Hospital League of Friends. The Band 6 Admiral Nurse will be line managed and supported by the Band 7 Admiral Nurse, covering the Honiton area, who has been in post since February 2019.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families involved in the care of a person living with dementia with complex needs. Working alongside nurses, therapists, primary care, social care and third sector providers, amongst others, you will also benefit from being a part of a Clinical Network of Admiral Nurses working across East Devon and beyond.
We are looking for an exceptionally skilled, Registered Nurse (adult/mental health/learning disability) with a passion for, and 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 families affected by dementia.
The post holder will need to have the ability to work in a variety of settings, and the role will include seeing carers and families individually, running groups and providing education/ training, as well as balancing a clinical caseload.
Dementia UK will support you to maintain and strengthen your clinical development 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.
For more information, contact:
Fay Valentine, Admiral Nurse Band 7 (Honiton), Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07754 746796
Please also note that in order to prepare you for becoming an Admiral Nurse, candidates are encouraged to complete the ‘Pre-Admiral Nursing Module’. This could be in advance of the interviews or upon an offer of employment being made. Details about this e-learning can be found on the Dementia UK website, here.