Admiral Nurse (dementia specialist nurse) – Home Instead (Band 7)

  • Employer: Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick
  • Location: Chiswick, London with home working
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £40,ooo – £45,ooo per annum (Band 7 equivalent)
  • Closing date: 27th March

Are you passionate about excellence in dementia care?

In collaboration with Dementia UK, Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick are looking to recruit an exceptional, registered nurse with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care to join our team as an Admiral Nurse.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who offer expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families involved in the care of a person with dementia with complex needs.

Role summary

The role is flexible, with a hybrid model of home working and working from the support office in Chiswick, with community reach across Hammersmith, Fulham, Chiswick and Ealing.

The Admiral Nurse service will focus on building the knowledge, skills and confidence of professional carers and the wider family to support families caring for the person living with dementia to remain in their home environment for as long as possible. The Admiral Nurse will act as an internal specialist resource for Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick, supporting the best practice of those involved in the care of the family affected by dementia as well as developing assessment and care planning tools.

The Admiral Nurse will provide additional support to that already offered by Home Instead care staff and will:

  • support the best practice of care staff through advice and role modelling, especially as the needs of the family become more complex
  • support the best practice across Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick, including offering training around dementia care
  • provide a range of psychosocial interventions and emotional support to families with the most complex needs
  • provide consultancy work around development of policies and processes that will improve the quality of practice and deliver specific training on topics such as positive risk management.

Role benefits:

  • competitive salary
  • flexible working
  • bonus schemes
  • being part of the UKs leading Home Care provider
  • opportunities for professional development through Home Instead and Dementia UK
  • free parking
  • chance to be part of a completely new service and make a difference to people’s lives across Hammersmith, Chiswick, Ealing and Fulham

You will be employed by Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick, working under the management of the Director.  You will receive ongoing support from Dementia UK to maintain and strengthen your clinical expertise as a specialist nurse within dementia care. You will also become part of the wider network of Admiral Nurses and will have the opportunity to access relevant post graduate courses and develop professionally, as informed by the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework.

About you

The successful applicant will be an NMC registered (adult/mental health/learning disability) nurse, with significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and supporting their carers/supporters in different settings, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education.

How to apply

Please send your updated CV and supporting statement outlining how you meet the person specification as described in the job description to admiralnurse@hc.homeinstead.co.uk

To find out more about the role of an Admiral Nurse, candidates are also encouraged to complete Dementia UK’s free online Pre Admiral Nurse eLearning course. This could be in advance of the interviews or upon an offer of employment being made and prior to starting in post.

For enquiries regarding the role please contact Maddy Alemayehu, Director, Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick
maddy@hc.homeinstead.co.uk

For enquiries regarding the role of Dementia UK and Admiral Nursing, please contact either;
Justine Tomlinson – justine.tomlinson@dementiauk.org
Claire Ferris – claire.ferris@dementiauk.org

Closing date: 27th March

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