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Admiral Nurse Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
In collaboration with Dementia UK, Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit an exceptional Band 6 registered nurse with a passion for, and experience of, providing relationship centred dementia care to join our Knowsley team on a part time basis of 21 hours weekly, as an Admiral Nurse.

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.

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 Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust.

Provide specialist nursing assessment, using the Admiral Nurse Assessment Framework or appropriate tools, for families affected by dementia, including positive risk taking, managing distressed behaviours and risk minimisation strategies

Provide a range of bio-psychosocial interventions to promote health and wellbeing for people affected by dementia and their families

Act as an advocate for people with dementia and their families to promote their rights and best interests

Support and advise on carer assessments and reviews

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work collaboratively with other professionals to improve the identification and management of co morbidities and frailty for people with dementia and their families

Develop and support care plans for people with dementia and families including positive risk management

Support people with dementia, families and staff to understand and respond to changes in behaviour and relationships as a result of dementia

Ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and that all legal requirements relating to Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), and Liberty Protection Safeguards (2020) are considered and adhered to in relation to patient care

Work collaboratively with health, social and voluntary sector services to achieve coordinated care

Work in partnership with colleagues to promote the use of advance care planning for people with dementia and to support and inform families around advance care planning, best interest decisions and end of life care

Refer to secondary care if there is deterioration in condition/a review of medication including antipsychotics is required or any other concerns regarding a persons health that cannot be managed in primary care, in line with their dementia expertise

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, along with formal knowledge of dementia acquired through clinical post-graduate training/education.

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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • oTeaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work-based experience


  • Working in community setting/LLAMS
  • Working with older persons mental health



  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience in the identified specialised field of nursing
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues



  • Accountability
  • High Professional Standards
  • Responsive to Service users
  • Engaging Leadership style
  • Transparency and Honesty



  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries Self-management and motivation skills
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills including time management

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Willow House

168 Dragon Lane


L35 3QY

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