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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

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

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

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.

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

Park House

Park Road

Stroud

GL5 2JG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

327-24-347-A

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