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Staff Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic RMN nurse to take on the role of Staff nurse at our Dementia Assessment Unit. The DAU is a mixed sex ward with a Gold accreditation for a dementia enabling environment. It is part of the older peoples dementia care pathway. The unit assesses patient needs and creates a treatment plan to enable patients to move on to the appropriate community setting to support their care needs closer to home.

The post holder will be responsible for helping the co-ordination and administering assessments of patient care needs, the development of treatment programmes and the implementation and evaluation of these within a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will support the development of the team to ensure in depth holistic assessments are completed to include assessment relating to mental health, physical health and social needs. The post holder will also be flexible to support the Older Peoples Dementia care pathway in supporting preventable admissions to hospital and facilitating timely discharges.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated and energised person who will have the opportunity to support the continued work to ensure that DAU provides a high level of excellent care and support.

Main duties of the job

To provide and coordinate a high standard of care to the patients cared for on the Dementia Assessment Unit.

Act as a lead practitioner to ensure that the care of patients is of the highest quality.

Supporting discharge planning from admission.

Delegate work to staff and be the responsible clinician that ensures carerequirements are implemented satisfactorily.

Distribute medication in line with Trust policy and NMC guidelines.

Maintain administration information systems as required.

To comply with the correct implementation of the Mental Health Act.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

A 'Welcome' Payment of �1000 for new employees starting in a permanent band 5 nurse role - 50% to be paid on appointment and 50% after 6 months in post.

Relocation Expenses up to �8000 subject to circumstances and eligibility.

Interview Expenses subject to eligibility.

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Current Registration on part 3 or 13 of NMC Register. (RMN) (RLDN) (RGN)


  • Dementia Qualification
  • Teaching Qualification



  • Assessment, planning, formulation and evaluation of patient's holistic care.
  • Clinical experience including experience of risk assessment, assessing patients and creating/implementing and evaluating care plans etc.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Experience of working with Dementia clients and their families
  • Experience of working with people with complex care needs associated with their Dementia.


  • Experience of providing teaching and education to staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Dementia assessment unit

heights Lane



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