Employer: University College London Hospital NHS Foundations Trust
Salary: £45,780 – £51,393 per annum inclusive
Contract: 2 year fixed term
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
As part of an exciting new collaboration between Dementia UK and University College London Dementia Research Centre, we are offering an experienced nurse, with a passion for dementia, the opportunity to join the Rare Dementia Support (RDS) team at UCL to support families living with dementia. You will be employed by University College London Hospital (UCLH) and based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square, London.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who work with and support families and carers of people with dementia. Working collaboratively with other professionals, seeking to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, using a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships
Rare Dementia Support (RDS) is a UK based service provided by the UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC). The Dementia Research Centre is a hub for world-class clinical research into dementias. The work of the DRC focuses on identifying and understanding the disease processes that cause dementias, researching the factors that influence these disease processes, and understanding how best to support people with dementia and their families.
The Dementia Research Centre runs a number of support groups that provide information and support to people with rare forms of dementia, their families, friends and healthcare professionals.
In this specialist role you will act as an expert resource, providing advice on nursing care in relation to clinical interventions, policies, service development and delivery for individuals with rare or atypical dementias and their family carers.
You will become part of a network of Admiral Nurses and will be supported by Dementia UK through protected practice development and clinical supervision as well as continuing professional development, including the opportunity to undertake a specialist Admiral Nursing Master’s level module.
You will need to be a registered nurse with significant experience of working with people and families living with rare dementia and a commitment to practicing in a person and relationship-centred way.
The post holder will be an exceptional individual who can influence, lead and motivate staff at all levels.
This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse looking for a new challenge wishing to build their skills in this innovative and leading nursing model.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: