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Senior Community Dementia Practitioner - Band 6

This role is part of our Managing Memory Together to support service users with dementia in primary care - ensuring appropriate levels of support, advice and therapeutic interventions are delivered in a coordinated manner for people with dementia in the allocated area.

Main duties of the job

  • To work to a defined cluster of GP Practices whilst remaining flexible to work across other GP Practice clusters as required.
  • The post holder will support the diagnosis of dementia in primary care and provide long term case management for those with a diagnosis of dementia. They will ensure each person has a support plan for their needs, contingency plans and advance care plans.
  • To act as the lead professional for people with dementia allocated to your own caseload and support other lead professionals within other services.
  • To work collaboratively with other services to advise and ensure proactive support to people with dementia in the required area


About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification

essential

Essential

  • NMC, Register First Level Nurse, HCPC registration
  • Working knowledge of the complex needs of older people with dementia
  • Evidence of psychosocial Interventions
  • Evidence of principles of person centred care and social inclusion


Desirable

  • Working knowledge of the complex needs of older people with dementia


Desirable

Essential

  • Awareness of legal and statutory framework including Mental Capacity Act, Mental health Act and Safeguarding.
  • Sound evidence based knowledge of the management of people with dementia and mental health needs
  • Awareness and understanding of contemporary development in mental health care particularly dementia


Desirable

  • Working knowledge of the complex needs of older people with dementia


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Fritchie Centre - Charlton Lane Hospital

Charlton Lane

Cheltenham

GL53 9DZ

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327-24-347

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