We are excited to offer you the opportunity to join our Young Onset Dementia (YOD) service on the 14 bed St Barruc inpatient ward in Barry Hospital as a Qualified Staff nurse
Dementia presents differently in younger age people. Our YOD service provides support to patients and their families from the early diagnosis stages of dementia. Patients are often still of working age with school-age children, so therapeutic and emotional support to families is essential alongside good clinical care.
There are very few dedicated Younger Onset Dementia multi-disciplinary teams within the NHS in the UK. Within Cardiff and Vale UHB our Young Onset Dementia team includes nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, dementia care advisor and medical staff.
The aim of the Young Dementia Service is to work collaboratively with people diagnosed with young onset dementia and their families, delivering high quality person focused support and ensuring continuity of care and responsiveness to often rapidly changing physical, psychological and social needs.
Main duties of the job
To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development,implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direction and supervision.
Demonstrate and supervise practice and procedures to registered and unregistered nursing staff to secure effective nursing practice.To take a key role in the induction and mentorship of new and unregistered staff, and provide supervision.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
About us Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,
and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Previous experience of working in a nursing environment
- Previous Experience of Older adults with a Mental Health Diagnosis
- Awareness of the structure and organisation of the wider NHS
- Depending on previous experience the candidate may be expected to supervise junior staff
- Qualified Nurse
- Evidence of CPD
- Good level of English language
- NMC registered
- Able to manage difficult situations
- A willingness to participate in continuing professional development
- Good interpersonal skills
- IT skills
- Teaching skills
Special Knowledge Essential
- Understanding of professional nursing issues
- Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
Personal Qualities Essential
- Ability to work within a team and independently
- Flexible to meet the needs of the service
- Positive change agent
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