Highly Specialist Older Adult Clinical Dementia ANP Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year Per Annum (70% Annex 21 U with training to be completed)
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Highly Specialist Older Adult Clinical Dementia Nurse the post holder will be accountable for their own professional actions and work within professional codes of conduct.

The post holder will work within the four pillars of clinical specialism practice - to include:
  • Clinical (within scope of role)
  • Leadership and Collaborative Working
  • Education and Learning
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice

This post will have a heavy clinical emphasis, with a strong requirement to educate others, and incorporate evidence-based practice.

The post holder will be a senior figure in the Memory Assessment Service, taking responsibility for access to diagnosis of complex patients and associated prescribing, effective use of nursing time within services, collaborative working with stakeholders and clinical supervision across Gwent OAMH services. The post holder will act as a specialist resource for people living with a diagnosis of dementia at the early stages, and work with other teams to affect the best possible person-centred and holistic care for both patients and carers.

The role will also be broad and involve diverse and varied aspects of clinical care and service development

The Highly Specialist Nurse - within this post - is required to hold a non-medical prescribing qualification - linked to prescribing within Mental health.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for RMN's who will take on a clinical leadership role in our supportive and compassionate teams. The roles will develop the assessment, diagnosis and treatment pathways to ensure greater efficiency and high-quality patient, and carer experience through the journey of dementia. These are new roles and will involve a degree of autonomy on how the clinician works within the team and across pan-Gwent services.

For those applying who are already Advanced Clinical Practitioners/ Advanced Nurse Practitioners - a review of skills and relevance of your qualification may result in you completing a short course of training to support the requirements of the role relating to diagnosis and assessment, but you will commence your post at band 7 level.

For staff who are seeking to fully develop into the Band 7 roles, and have not completed ACP/ANP fully - a commitment will be needed to complete the complete level 7 qualifications. Whilst the educational achievement is being sought the banding will be 70% of a TOP Band 7, until completion - which, on completion, will develop into a full Band 7.

The developmental role will be paid under the annex 21 of agenda for change which is 70% of the Maximum Band 7 scale, until competencies are met. If competencies are not met the capability process will be instigated to explore options moving forwards.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 Academic and Clinical Essential
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)
Personal Essential
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to manage and share learning via teaching and supervision
  • Formal teaching qualification
Academic and Clinical Essential
  • Ability to complete additional training
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Sufficient Band 6 experience
  • Already ANP

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