Admiral Nurse – Band 6

Job description

In order to reflect the national ambitions outlined in The Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022. West Wales’ is developing an integrated Dementia Wellbeing Pathway to ensure consistent and increasing levels of expertise are available affording ‘wrap-around’ support for People Living with Dementia & their Families to maintain and enhance people’s quality of life.

The Admiral Nurse Team is one of a range of initiatives being established across the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. There will be seven (full time) Admiral Nurse posts situated one within each 7 Locality Clusters where health and social care teams have maximized integration and co-located team bases, of which the Admiral Nurses will be an integral part.

This is a new and exciting collaboration between Dementia UK, Hywel Dda University Health Board and the respective Local Authorities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and is a cornerstone of the Dementia Wellbeing Pathway ‘wrap-around’ support for families affected by dementia. Additionally, this is an exciting time in West Wales where there is significant work being undertaken in Transforming our Hospitals, Transforming our Communities and Transforming Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

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. Based within multi-disciplinary/agency community teams and 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 Wales and beyond.

We are looking for an exceptionally skilled, Registered Nurse/s (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/s will need to have the ability to work in a variety of settings, across a significantly rural geography. 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.

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

To apply, click on the link of the location you are interested in applying for (at the top of this page)

For more information, contact:

Neil Mason, Service Manager, Older Adults Mental Health Services, Hywel Dda University Health Board, neil.mason@wales.nhs.uk, 07775 600183

Emily Oliver, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dementia UK, Emily.oliver@dementiauk.org, 07849 834657

Rachel Johnstone, Business Development Officer, Dementia UK, Rachel.johnstone@dementiauk.org, 07876 442923

Please note that you are warmly invited to attend an online Recruitment Event on 20th August at 4pm to find out more about the role.  Further details will be sent by contacting Emily Oliver or Rachel Johnstone (contact details above).

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.

Closing date: 08/09/2020

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