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Dementia Clinical Specialist

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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The dementia clinical specialist will help to lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care to improve the experience of patients, carers and families affected by dementia with complex needs, during the acute stay and transitions of care within all operational areas of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Emergency departments, acute admission wards, inpatients areas and outpatients.

The post holder will provide:
  • Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs
  • Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care
  • Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements
  • Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia


Main duties of the job

The dementia clinical specialist will help to lead, deliver and coordinate relationship-centred dementia care to improve the experience of patients, carers and families affected by dementia with complex needs, during the acute stay and transitions of care within all operational areas of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including Emergency departments, acute admission wards, inpatients areas and outpatients.

The post holder will provide:
  • Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment and support for people with dementia and families with complex needs
  • Facilitation of education and training for staff in the delivery of evidence-based dementia care
  • Clinical leadership with policy development and quality improvements
  • Consultancy to other health and social care professionals regarding dementia


About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

Provide clinical leadership on evidence-based approaches to care, which meet the needs of people with dementia, carers/families and staff

Lead on the care of people with dementia and their carers/families with complex care needs from peri diagnosis to post bereavement support

Provide specialist assessment, for patients affected by dementia during hospital admission

Provide a range of bio-psychosocial interventions to promote health and wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers/families

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

Develop and support care plans for people with dementia including positive risk management (e.g. falls, delirium, depression, incontinence)

Support people with dementia, carers/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 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009) are considered and adhered to in relation to patient care

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

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

Work in partnership with colleagues to provide support and information to families, particularly around advance care planning, best interest decisions and end of life care

Manage care transitions and support effective discharge for people with dementia and their carers/families in order to reduce frequency of admissions and length of stay

Ensure that care is delivered in accordance with relevant local and national guidelines and all relevant Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust policies

Recognise the limits of own competency and professional boundaries and make appropriate and timely referrals to other services where required

Engage with digital team to Create and maintain an electronic case management list for complex patients

Collaboratively devise a standardised assessment process to ensure equity of care

Person Specification

Registered professional

Essential

  • Holds a relevant registration as either a nurse or allied health professional
  • Evidence of continued professional development/training in relevant areas, including dementia and leadership
  • Significant post registration clinical experience of supporting people with dementia and their carers/families


Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in relevant field
  • Experience in service specific setting
  • Understanding of local/national skills and competency frameworks


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Middlesex University Hospital

London

TW7 6AF

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