Admiral Nurse – Team Leader (Band 7), North West Sussex

  • Employer: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Location: Horsham
  • Salary: £38,890.00 to £44,503.00 a year
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Contract: Permanent

Brief description of the role

The Trust is looking for an exceptional, registered (adult / mental health / learning disability) nurse with a passion for, and significant experience of, providing relationship-centred dementia care. This key leadership role includes supporting carers and families affected by dementia, as well as an expectation to run groups/activities and provide education/training. You would be responsible for managing and supervising the North West Sussex team of four Admiral Nurses and to lead the team, maintaining the positive culture that exists and working collaboratively with the nurses to actively explore ways to improve functioning and ongoing development of the team. 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. There is a dedicated fulltime Team Administrator in place to support the service and the Team Leader.

You would oversee the operational running of the team, ensuring systems are in place for appropriate data to be collected and collated, effective management of the referral process and the management of the team caseload. You would also be part of the local Team Leader network and attend the local meetings, which support Team Leaders within their roles, as well ensuring safe and effective services within all the teams. You would also attend the service wide Quality and Governance, sharing expertise and learning, as well as taking back to the team any developments and learning from these meetings.

In addition, you would be expected to work closely with and maintain a good and effective relationship with the charity, Dementia UK. 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.

Other key relationships to be established and maintained are:

  • Team Leaders from Dementia Assessment Service, Dementia and Older Persons Mental Health team and PCN network teams.
  • GP and other primary care colleagues
  • Local Third Sector providers such as Carers West Sussex and Alzheimer’s Society

How to Apply

You can apply here.

Closing date: 5th July 2021

Want to find out more before applying?

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.

If you are interested in the Admiral Nurse posts and would like to find out more, please contact Rachel Johnstone, Dementia UK on 07876 442923.

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