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Enhanced Care Team, Clinical Nurse Lead

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Enhanced Care Team, Clinical Nurse Lead

Division: Corporate Nursing

Band: 8a

Salary: �50,952 - �57,349 per annum

Interview Date: 1st July 2024

We are recruiting for a Enhanced Care Team, Clinical Nurse Leadwho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

They will directly manage and lead the Dementia and Delirium Team, triaging referrals effectively and ensuring onward referral to an appropriate clinic or organisation, and evaluate the service for quarterly reports.

To liaise with community and ICB partners promoting best practice across the Trust and the wider local community.

To provide high level reports for the relevant hospital committees to determine trends analysis, benchmarking data and current strategies and initiatives towards improving identification and care of people with dementia, suspected dementia and delirium.

To lead and facilitate educational programmes to improve understanding of dementia and delirium through the development and implementation of specialist education programmes including identification, assessment and management in clinical practice for service users, students, clinicians and healthcare workers.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver our mission of the Best of Careby the Best of People providing excellent care, every time ?

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared visionis achieved for our patients.

As a key partner in the healthcare of our local population, we are keen to deliver this as an outcome of our Trust-wide strategy - Patient First.Using an Operational Excellence approach to align our priorities and operational management structures, we are just over a year and half into our Patient Firstdeployment. We are looking for creative, skilled people to join our Transformation Team and further support us on this journey.

Our culture and values define us here at Medway NHS Foundation Trust and are the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our BEST values underpin Patient First and are at the core of the care we give to our patients, the support we offer to our staff and our overall leadership approach:

B - Bold

E - Every person counts

S - Sharing and open

T - Together

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. This includes the promotion of flexible working opportunities across the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide credible and visible leadership across the Trust, ensuring practice development of staff and the implementation of high standards of care to enhance the patients and carers journey through the Trust.

The Clinical lead for the Enhanced care team is a crucial role to lead the provision of outstanding care for patients with a diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium or cognitive impairment at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder as the Clinical Expert in their field, will lead a strategic programme of work across the organisation in relation to improvements in line with the Trusts patient first, true north objectives. They will be responsible for influencing an agenda for patients with a diagnosis of dementia or delirium in line with national regulatory responsibilities.

Lead the Dementia, Delirium and Enhanced care service across the Trust to ensure a unified approach to care, consistent standards of care and patient access.

To lead on the development of appropriate policies and standards relating to services auditing results and responses.
  • To review local services for dementia and delirium to identify gaps and to establish a baseline for service delivery, including the identification of and liaison with multi-agency resources currently supporting dementia and delirium.
  • Influence the care provided by other Health and Social care professionals through provision of guidance and involvement in formal teaching
  • Demonstrates a highly developed specialist knowledge within own discipline underpinned by current evidence based practice acting as a reference for colleagues and other agencies.
  • To actively engage with clinicians and all key stakeholders throughout the Trust and to foster good working relationships to ensure effective partnership approach to achieving multi agency outcomes
  • To coordinate and manage the Dementia Buddy Scheme within the Trust.
  • The post holder is responsible for supporting clinical areas, Junior and senior staff with the day to day delivery of care, ensuring optimal and high standards of care are delivered to patients with a diagnosis of dementia or delirium.
  • To contribute expert knowledge and advice on investigations of incidents involving people with dementia and/or delirium, including involvement in the development and implementation of action planning.
  • Be actively involved in the planning, delivery and participation of in service training, peer group review and professional development activities.
  • Contribute to the identification of training needs for staff and ensure training reflects developments in the area of dementia and delirium.
  • Initiate and create awareness programmes and projects to facilitate learning across the Trust of evidence based practice for dementia and delirium.
  • To provide high level assurance reports to the relevant committees on a monthly basis in line with local governance, based on key performance indicators
  • Lead on regular audits of dementia and delirium care, including the National audit for Dementia and Delirium, feeding back results and areas of concerns to relevant departments and assurance to Board
  • To act as a positive role model at all times through the promotion of visible Trust-wide leadership and implementation of evidence based practice
  • Critically appraise current practice and identify areas for improvement in the light of current research.
  • Establish a competency framework with the underpinning knowledge for clinical practice procedures.
  • To raise awareness of current clinical developments relating to dementia, delirium, and the implications these may have on clinical practice, to the Executive via the Associate Director of Patient Experience
  • Participates in and develops innovations in the areas of risk management, quality setting and clinical effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge in relation to all trust policy and procedure.
  • To liaise with universities regarding dementia and delirium education modules
  • To ensure dementia and delirium literature for service users is appropriate and in a suitable format
  • To identify opportunities for service development, practice improvement and systems of working in line with current National guidelines and ensure adherence to those guidelines
  • To work in close partnership with senior sister/ charge nurses to ensure dementia and delirium policy is implemented on the wards

Team Management and Leadership
  • Provide line management responsibility to the Dementia and Delirium Clinical Nurse Specialists and the Clinical support workers within the team.

Ensure effective communication both within the departments and as the department representative at meetings

Provide direction and leadership to multiple department senior teams within the limitation of your role

Implement and monitor key performance indicators within the team to secure continual improvements in performance.

Holds delegated budget for the Enhanced care team and acts as authorised signatory for this delegated budget.

Undertake periodic efficiency reviews within the team ensuring improvements in performance and in line with changing statutory and economic priorities

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult or Mental Health Nurse, active on the NMC register
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Relevant professional clinical registration
  • relevant professional qualification relating to Dementia, Delrium or mental health



  • In depth knowledge of the national agenda for Dementia and Delirium
  • Up to date knowledge of the Mental capacity act and consent


  • Evidence of research based clinical audit



  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record in leadership and management
  • Experience of working towards Care Quality Commission and the journey to outstanding
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary health care issues and professional standards


  • Experience in delivering an education programme as the subject matter expert



  • Ability to work without supervision, providing specialist advice to the organisation, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Ability to facilitate groups and meetings and to develop solutions to challenging problems
  • Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues and create solutions and to resolve problems in relation to project or service delivery
  • IT proficient with a working knowledge of Excel, Word, powerpoint and publisher


  • Demonstrable evidence of Analytical and technical skill to produce coherent, comprehensive and concise reports that achieve their purpose first time

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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