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Transitions of Care Admiral Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
In collaboration with Dementia UK, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals 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 work with and support people with dementia and their families. As the Band 6 Admiral Nurse, you will be based between the Northern General/Royal Hallamshire Hospitals and in the community working within the acute inpatient setting, and post discharge follow up in care homes and home settings, to influence, deliver and coordinate relationship centred dementia care.

Main duties of the job

As an Admiral Nurse, you will deliver specialist one -to-one support, guidance and practical solutions for families, alongside supporting best practice and providing role modelling within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. You will also influence and lead on the delivery of work streams that improve the experience of care for people living with dementia, and their families throughout their hospital stay and across care transitions.

The successful applicant will be an NMC registered nurse, with significant post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and supporting their carers/supporters in different settings, including the acute setting, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education.

About us

You will be employed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on a 2 year fixed term contract, working under the direct management of one of the Band 7 Transitions of Care Admiral Nurse, within the Combined, Community and Acute Care Group.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

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.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 24 months due to the post being externally funded. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts taking into consideration the ongoing source of the external funding and the requirement for the post to be maintained.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Post-registration clinical experience of working with people with dementia and their carers/families in different settings, including acute care
  • Experience of coordinating complex discharges
  • Experience of completing holistic nursing assessments and interventions
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Experience of NHS discharge planning process
  • Experience of providing bio-psychosocial interventions


  • Experience of older persons medicine and palliative care
  • Experience of facilitating and delivering training
  • Experience of working with patients/ clients to develop practice
  • Experience of managing care across care transitions

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (RMN/RNMH/RGN/RNLD)
  • Completion of Dementia UK's Pre-Admiral Nursing e-learning course
  • Evidence of continued professional development/training in dementia/older people
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.


  • Post registration qualification/training in dementia

Skills and Knowledge


  • Demonstrate all the 6 Nurse competencies: o Person-centred care o Therapeutic skills o Triadic relationship centred working o Sharing knowledge o Delivering best practice o Critical reflective practice
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/national strategy e.g. MCA/DoLS/ACP/NICE guideline/Care Act
  • Effective role-modelling
  • Collaborative and multi-agency working
  • Act as a decision maker and advocate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to use Information Technology to improve the delivery of care
  • Ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data for service evaluation and development
  • Ability to write/present for a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of discharge care planning, process, and related pathways
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to organise own workload and that of others.
  • Advanced assessment / reasoning skills and care planning skills
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and work across professional teams and boundaries.
  • Ability to record and report back accurately and comprehensively on assessments and risks identified.
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively.


  • Understanding of competency frameworks

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to treat families affected by dementia with respect and dignity, adopting a culturally sensitive approach that considers the needs of the whole person
  • Positive mental attitude and a willingness to discuss and negotiate issues and ideas with the appropriate team / individual
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality of care
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Travel requirements for follow up as required
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Enhanced coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to operate effectively with a constantly developing relationship with key stakeholders and associated agencies
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy
  • Ability to work in groups/one to one

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


S5 7AU

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